Although Matthew Homan returns from suspension, Stokesley SC have doubts surrounding a trio of players ahead of their game with Old Malton St Mary in the North Riding County Cup this afternoon.

John Newton, Robbie Donnelly and Tim Hodgkinson are all nursing injuries much to the concern of secretary Peter Grainge.

"We could do with the three lads in the squad. After all, we only beat Old Malton on penalties when we played them a couple of years ago so we will certainly not be taking anything for granted," said Grainge.

Wolviston play the former Albany Northern League side Shotton Comrades for the first time in their history when they line up in the Sunderland Shipowners' Cup.

"This is a new experience for us but we are looking forward to the tie," said secretary Keith Simpson who is still trying to obtain international clearance from the Australian FA for striker Tyson Masters who has played professionally in the Queensland League.

Returning for the villagers will be fullback Gareth Richardson and young midfielder Shaun Braithwaite but Matthew Martin has joined Billingham Town. David

Reed, meanwhile, is still injured.

Shotton Comrades miss a quartet of injured players with Robert Wardell, Stephen Monahan, Gareth Lincoln and Andy Collier all ruled out.

Coxhoe Athletic aim to maintain their championship challenge when they meet New Marske in a reduced programme. They give a late fitness test to Kevin Bush.

Birtley Town boss David Smith is looking for a vastly improved performance at home to Ryhope WC and could include one or two new players.

Last Saturday, Birtley crashed to a 6-0 defeat.

Boldon CA have Keith Mason, Gary Rogers and Stephen Williams all resuming for the visit of Washington Nissan UK but Mark William, Mark Watson and Scott Baxter are all suspended. Nissan include Dean Clark or Peter Eden.

Harton and Westoe are hoping for their biggest gate in years for the visit of Tow Law Town in the Durham Challenge Cup.

"The tie was scheduled to be played at the Ironworks Ground which is out of action so we are delighted to have home advantage. Despite the counter attraction of the England v Wales game, I am confident we will have a good turnout," said secretary Ronnie Wightman who is awaiting news on the fitness of David Myers and Kevin Burke.