Hebburn Town boss Oliver hoping for one last home comfort


Hebburn Town welcome Ryhope to town with manager Scott Oliver hoping to sign off their home campaign on a high.

Oliver said: “This is our final home game and it’s against promoted Ryhope, but we want to finish our home campaign on a high.

“Our last three home performances have spoilt our home record, which has generally been good.

“Team wise, Ian Bickerstaff, James Talbot are out, and there is a slight doubt over Channon North and Craig Malley.

“For the first time this season, I have a full squad at my disposal, which means we can give anyone a game, as we proved on Tuesday night against South Shields.

“Ryhope, like South Shields, rely heavily on set pieces, so we will work on that before the game.”

The Wearside League games are coming thick and fast for the borough’s sides.

Having beaten Ashbrooke Belford House 4-0 on Wednesday, which followed on from a draw against Annfield Plain on Monday, Jarrow are back in action tomorrow when they host Spennymoor Reserves.

Jarrow boss Dave Bell admits it’s a challenge for his players.

He said: “Having played two games this week, on Monday and Wednesday, picking up four points, we want to again get into a run of games undefeated as we look to finish the season on a high, with eight games to go.

“Spennymoor are just above us in the league and it is important for us to pick up three points as we aim to finish as high up the league as we can.

“We have Kris Allen, Darren Morton and Jason Pressling injured. Lea Brand is unavailable but Brodie Simpson is available again following his three-match suspension.

“These midweek games are testing the squad and with another two coming up on Monday and Wednesday, these are tough for the lads with not much time to recover between games.”

Paul Mossa’s Boldon CA have no worries when they travel to Murton, who are the wooden spoonists during their first season in the competition.

Murton have managed only one win and three draws this season and could again find the going tough against Boldon CA.