Spennymoor Town have sprung a surprise by putting long serving player Daniel Moore on the transfer list.

Moore – nicknamed Bobby – has been one of the main reasons behind Moors’ success in league, Vase and cup in recent years, and even though he had a broken ankle suffered before the Vase final against Tunbridge Wells last season, climbed the Wembley steps to lift the Vase.

He returned to the side early this season, but now it seems that a parting of the ways is inevitable. Manager Jason Ainsley said; “The club have made a decision to make Daniel Moore available for transfer. As a club Daniel does not fit into the long term plans and feel that it suits both parties. I would like to thank Bobby for all his efforts since he has been with us and wish him well in his future. Chris Mason will take over the duties of club captain with immediate effect.”

There is sure to be plenty of interest in Moore, who was at Shildon before moving to the Brewery Field four seasons ago.

Moors are at bottom club Billingham Town, who have conceded 46 goals in their last eight matches and haven’t scored in their last four. Moors expect to be at full strength, except for striker Dan Taylor, who has a wrist injury.

Big spending Celtic Nation, who are at home to Newcastle Benfield have added defender Jim Paterson, signed on loan from League two club Bristol Rovers. Paterson has previously played for Motherwell and Dundee United in the SPL. Strikers Colin McMenamin and Micky Rae are both fully fit again now and they are included in a full squad.. Benfield, who scored nine in midweek against Billingham Town, will be at full strength except for injured midfielder Andy Dugdale West Auckland are facing a tough test of their title credentials when they go to Guisborough.

West, in third are unbeaten away from home in the league this season, but Guisborough are unbeaten in their last nine games. Midfielder Shaun Vipond will be missing for West, but defender Phil Gray is suspended.

Guisborough will be without midfielder Liam McPhillips and defender Craig Bishop, but defender Luke Bythway returns. Keeper Ben Escritt and midfielder Gary Wood are both doubtful. Guisborough striker Danny Johnson is the league’s top scorer with 29 goals.

Shildon, who are three points behind CN with two games in hand, have a tricky away game at Consett, and manager Gary Forrest will choose from a full strength squad.

Consett, boosted by a good win over Hartlepool in the Durham Challenge Cup in midweek, add 28 goal striker Luke Sullivan to their squad, along with Gilberto Chapim, Scott Martindale and Tony Coe.

Ashington need to beat Team Northumbria in order to stay in touch with the top four, and they will be missing striker Marc Walton and defender Lance McGlen, both because of injury.

Crook Town are at home to Penrith, and they will give a debut to keeper Jack Norton, who has been signed from Consett, because Barry Poskett injured. Full back Stephen Hetherington returns from suspension, but another defender, Corey Barnes, is injured.

Sunderland RCA, who are fourth bottom two points above the relegation zone, are at home to Whitley Bay, and they will give new midfielder Joe Hughes, signed from Durham City, his debut. Defender Ross Preston returns, but midfielder Danny Wray and striker Callum Patton are struggling with injuries. Whitley are without injured keeper Tom Kindly and defender Brad Brooking, while defender Callum Anderson should return after injury.

There will be at least two debutants in the game between Durham City and Bishop Auckland. City have signed former Carlisle and Darlington striker Richard Offiong, and he will probably make his debut, while there will be fitness tests for striker Ian Ward and midfielders Josh Gray and Craig Ellison. Striker Scott Fenwick is missing because of suspension.

Bishops have also signed a new forward, Danny Earl, who has been at Newton Aycliffe and Marske United this season. Midfielder Sean Tarling is suspended, while first choice keeper Scott Pocklington returns after suspension, as well as outfield players Ian Maddison and Stu Thompson.

Billingham Synthonia are at Bedlington, and they are missing keeper Seb Furness and defender Steve Huggins, but defender Andy Burton returns to the squad.

Marske, who haven’t won for seven matches, are at home to Newton Aycliffe, include three new players in their squad, striker Luke Olabode from South Shields, and midfielders Callum Brown from Norton and Jordan Marshall from Sunderland RCA. Striker Austin Johnson returns after two months out through injury and midfielder Shaun Clarke also returns. Aycliffe, who won the reverse fixture 3-2 a month ago, will be missing defender Steve Gibson, but they expect to complete the signing of defender Liam Clough from Sunderland RCA.

Second bottom Hebburn are at Morpeth, and will be missing striker Kris Goss.

There are several big games in the second division promotion race.

Jarrow Roofing, the second highest scorers in the division, are at home to leaders North Shields, and they will be missing Andy Appleby and defender Ian Graham, but defender Ian Dixon returns.

Shields, who have won their last ten matches, welcome striker Dan Smart back in to their squad. Midfielders Phil Robinson and Kieran Wrightson are both added to the squad. Shields are the only team to have scored more goals than Roofing.

Heaton Stannington are hoping to get back to winning ways at home to Norton, and welcome back keeper Shaun Backhouse and striker Lee Johnson, but midfielder Andrew Weeks is out because of suspension. Norton are without striker John Seaton, but Danny O’Brien, Matthew Bell and Rocky Andrews.

Seaham Red Star, in fifth place, are at Willington, and manager Mark Collingwood is hoping to complete the signing of striker Lee Kerr from Shildon before the game. Kerr, a Vase hero at Whitley Bay, has also been at Spennymoor this season. Willington welcome back Graham Lazonby after suspension, but Stephen Howe is still injured.

Northallerton, in seventh, need to beat South Shields at Ainderby Road, and manager Peter Mulcaster will give new striker Chris Burton his debut. Shields are without suspended striker Stephen Ramsey, while skipper Barrie Smith is struggling because of injury.

Darlington RA are at Birtley, and manager Nick Harrison will choose from a full squad. Birtley manager Paul Bryson could make a new signing, but Levi Oman is suspended. Jordan Lee could return after injury.

Chester-le-Street are at home to Whitehaven, and they will be missing midfielder Craig Marron because of suspension, while Michael Graver and Michael Roberts are both out because of injury.

Tow Law are at fourth bottom Thornaby, and manager Gary Anderson will choose from a full squad.

Washington, one of the most improved teams in the division, are at home to Stokesley, and they welcome back Alan Oliver, Paul Wardle and Richie Paxton, while midfielder Michael Coghlan will have a fitness test on a hamstring injury. Stokesley , who have added former Sheffield Wednesday striker Nathan Haslam to their coaching team, are without Danny Jones and Aaron Foley.

There’s a big game between the bottom two, Ryton and Esh Winning. The visitors include new midfielder Gary Draper, once of Chester-le-Street, but David Fort is expected to be fit after a long term injury.

In the Durham Challenge Cup, Dunston UTS are at Hartlepool, and manager Billy Irwin will choose from a full squad.

Whickham have a tough game against Stockton Town, who are flying high in the Wearside League, and manager Robin Falcus will choose from a full squad.

In the Evo-Stik League, Blyth are at home to Stafford, and Whitby go to the midlands in order to play Rushall Olympic.