Bishop Auckland manager Brian Honour has set his team a target of ten wins to avoid relegation.

Bishops take on Lincoln United today, sitting second bottom in the UniBond League, five points adrift of fifth-bottom Bridlington.

Honour said: "Usually 40 points is enough to avoid relegation, but this season, with four going down, more might be needed.

"I think 45 should be enough, but whatever the figure is, we must have a much better second half of the season.

"We have to stop conceding daft goals. The same thing happened again at North Ferriby in midweek. But we have several new players in the side, and when they've gelled, we'll improve all round."

Keeper Kevin Wolfe is suspended today so he is replaced by Dale Roberts, while another new player, Michael Coghlan, who is on loan from Darlington, will make his home debut.

Spennymoor skipper Phil Brumwell says Moors' next two games are "very important".

Moors go to Conference North club Droylsden in the second round of the FA Trophy today, and assuming there isn't a replay, they take on Bishop Auckland in the ground-sharing derby on Tuesday.

"The Droylsden game is worth a lot financially to the club," said Brumwell, "and everybody from Spennymoor will be looking forward to the Bishop game.

"It will be a tough game today, but I don't think there's much difference between the two leagues.

"However, we must improve after Tuesday night, because one or two players didn't work hard enough. We will be looking for some good reactions."

Coach Graeme Clark will be missing today, so Brumwell and the other senior players will be choosing the side.

Full back Anth McStea is a slight injury doubt, but midfielder Keith Graydon is suspended.

In the Wearside League, mid-table Wolviston face leaders Darlington RA at Brinkburn Road.

"They boast the meanest defence, having conceded only nine goals out of 17 games, and our task is all the more difficult as we have Andy Steele, Paul Griffiths and Gareth Murphy banned," said Wolviston secretary, Keith Simpson.

"The emphasis will be on youth and Drew Lambert, Matt Ruse, Shaun Braithwaite and Liam McPhillips all come into the reckoning."

RA are also under-strength with Nigel Bolton and Warren Byrne suspended. Paul Freary is returning from Liverpool University to play and manager Dave Woodcock hopes Martin Brown is fit after being sidelined with a broken nose.

Third-top Coxhoe Athletic, who are just eight points off the leaders with two games in hand, go to Harton and Westoe minus Peter Croft, Kevin Bush, Gary Turton and Andrew Richardson.