Bishop Auckland manager Brian Honour is hoping that his side has turned the corner as they prepare for today's home game with Wakefield-Emley.

Bishops came back in thrilling fashion from 3-2 down to win 4-3 against Gateshead in midweek, a victory which also lifted them out of the relegation zone.

And a win today against another team in trouble can give them some valuable breathing space.

Honour said: "The players showed a lot of character to come back from a goal down three times in the game. There have been times this season when we've been the better side and ended up with nothing. When we went behind the other night, there was a feeling of here we go again, but they kept battling away.

"Hopefully, it's given them the boost they needed, especially as today's game is also very important."

Defender Chris Neil is suspended, while Jack Wilkinson and Carl Richards, both on loan from Hartlepool, return. Today's game kicks off at midday.

Spennymoor kick off earlytoo (1pm),at Bamber Bridge. Moors lost by the odd goal in seven at Ossett in midweek, and coach Graham Clark said: "The players are lacking a little in self belief.

"Some of them are young lads who haven't played at this level, and they're approaching games with trepidation. At times they don't realise how good they are."

Skipper Phil Brumwell is suspended, while striker Danny Brunskill has a rib injury. Michael Oliver and Paul Talbot both return.

Harry Dunn takes charge of his first game as Blyth manager for the second time when they play Leek Town, while Dave Logan, his replacement at Whitby, is in permanent charge now, beginning at Marine.