Northern League chairman Mike Amos says that the League is unlikely to supply any clubs for the proposed expansion of the UniBond League.

A meeting of leagues at the Northern League's level was told in midweek that the UniBond League is to set up an extra division, and Amos said: "The stance of our clubs hasn't changed. It has to be economically viable for them to move upwards.

"We've been led to believe that the UniBond First Division will be split between the north and midlands - and the northern section runs from Colwyn Bay in the West to Skegness in the East.There will be a huge amount of travel involved.

"The three feeder leagues into the UniBond League might have to provide eight clubs at least if the expansion goes ahead - but I think it's unlikely that anybody will be interested from the Northern League as the way things stand at the moment."

On the field, Tow Law are hoping to continue their revival when they play Shildon at their temporary home at Esh Winning.

Lawyers have won their last two matches to lift themselves out of the bottom two, and they have games in hand on all but one of the clubs above them. Striker Lee Innes is ruled out, while Shildon welcome back skipper Danny Key and Ben Everson. Striker Garry Barnes is missing.

Consett, who are fifth bottom, are at home to Horden, and hope that Rod Butler and Darren Grimes will return, while they give a second outing to midfielder Andrew Banks, who scored on Thursday against Dunston. Horden, who are unbeaten in their last six league away games, are hoping that Jason Ainsley and Martin O'Riordan can both return.

West Auckland, who have only five games remaining, will be hoping to capitalise on Bedlington's heartbreaking exit from the Vase when they go to Welfare Park. Midfielder Dion Raitt is suspended, but defender Paul Stout and midfielder Chris Gillespie both return. Bedlington expect to be at full strength.

Jarrow Roofing, who are fourth bottom with 11 games left, are at Benfield Saints, and include new signing Tony Skedd, while defender Andy Reay will have a fitness test. Benfield, who are third, are without Dean Fuller and Lee Errington, but Paul Talbot will make his debut. Alu Banguera and Shaun Bell both return.

Defending champions Dunston can win the title today if they beat Ashington and Billingham Synthonia lose at home to Chester-le-Street.

Dunston will be unchanged from Thursday night's win at Consett, but Ashington will be a tough test for Dunston's 33-game unbeaten league record.

Synners, who are seven points behind and have played three games more, are without striker Andy Fletcher because of a rib injury. Six Synners players have signed for Whitby to help them over the last month of the season, but their first priority will be towards Synthonia. Striker Phil Bell and midfielder Gary Andison will both be missing for Chester because of injury.

Durham City, who are fifth, include new midfielder Nathan Jameson, who has just been released by Walsall, at home to Thornaby.

Billingham Town, who are pushing for a top six finish, will give a late fitness test to Robbie Hutchinson before their home game with Whitley Bay.

Esh Winning, who are at Morpeth, have a doubt over keeper Lenny French, so Barry Poskett stands by.

In the second division, Washington Nissan, who are at Marske, have signed striker Tony Hanson from Washington, even though they scored 12 last week against Evenwood. Manager Wilf Constantine also managed to sign Stephen Capper and Keith Graydon from Spennymoor just before the deadline.

Leaders Northallerton are at third bottom Hebburn, and they welcome back defender Stuart Jackson after injury.

Third placed West Allotment, who have scored in every game except one this season, are without 42 goal striker Michael Chilton because of suspension at Norton, who are without striker John Outhwaite because of suspension.

Crook are at home to Newcastle Blue Star, who are in fifth place. Ray Stanger and John Shotton return for Crook.

At the bottom, Kennek Ryhope CA, who are just two points above the relegation zone play bottom club Willington. Striker David Taylor returns to the side.

Evenwood, with Ken Houlahan in charge for his third spell this season, have a doubt over keeper Mark Bell and midfielder Martin Houlahan for their home game with Washington.

Seaham Red Star expect to be at full strength for their home game with Penrith.