Added spice to derby clash between Harton and Westoe and Boldon CA

Jason Jones
Jason Jones

There is a local derby on South Tyneside – weather permitting – tomorrow in the Wearside League.

Harton and Westoe have home advantage over neighbours Boldon CA as the two teams look to get the new year off to a winning start.

Westoe haven’t played for almost two months, to the frustration of new manager Jason Jones, who had been looking to make a positive start to his reign after taking over from Simon Johnson.

But Jones has been busy on the transfer front, bringing in Chris Smith, Adam Howe, Kyle Young and Kenny Lazenby.

The quartet are expected to feature and so too is Sean Flood who scored a brace against Boldon CA on the opening day of the season.

Harton though cannot list Andy Hunter, Frazer McNab or Thomas Taylor.

As an added spice to the game, Harton boss Jones is a former manager of Boldon, but was replaced in the summer by Paul Mossa.

And Johnson – who quit as harton boss in October – is now assisting Mossa at Boldon.

Jarrow, meanwhile, have home advantage when they take on Ashbrooke Belford House.

Boss Peter Kirkham expects Kris Allen, Nick Pain, Paul Burrell and Darren Morton to be available for the first game of 2016, but awaits news on the injured Grant Pressling.

Belford House, meanwhile, are without the Callum Charlton and Iain Potts, and the suspended Adam Hopps. Stephen Halliday and Kevin Humble have completed bans, however, and Lee Owens and Mason Burton are also named.