Durham City manager Brian Honour is hoping his side can start another winning run when they go to Peterlee today.

Durham's run of six straight wins came to an abrupt halt at Morpeth last Saturday, and now Honour wants his players to start again today.

"I knew the run would come to an end sometime, but not last Saturday," said Honour. "A lot of the players had off days, but it might do them more good than harm. We must approach every game with the same attitude."

Midfielder Gary Pearson returns from suspension, and David Hunt returns after injury for Durham, while Peterlee, who are in third place will be at full strength.

Fourth-placed Guisborough are at Hebburn and welcome back keeper Matt Coddington and defender Jamie Allinson to their squad.

Chester-le-Street can climb further away from the relegation zone if they win at Brandon, who scored six at Crook. Chester welcome back striker Nicky Gray after a long term injury, but Peter Symm and Steve Carter are missing. Brandon are without striker Andy Purvis, who is suspended, but Andy Cunningham returns after a ban.

Billingham Synthonia go to Newcastle Blue Star, and welcome back central defender Lawrie Pearson after a one-week suspension.

In the second division, Thornaby are without Chris Homer and Tim Hodgkinson for their home game with Prudhoe. Shildon could be unchanged for their home game with South Shields, while Willington's match at Northallerton is off.

l The draw for the second round of the Albany Durham Challenge Cup is; Darlington v Hebburn, Shildon v South Shields, Washington v Hartlepool, Billingham Town v Dunston, Tow Law v Durham City, Chester-le-Street v Brandon, Shotton v West Auckland, Bishop Auckland v Horden