Bishop Auckland are looking for their third straight win when they face

West Auckland in their local derby in the EBAC Northern League on Saturday.

Bishops have won their last two home games, against Ryhope CW and Ashington, to lift them into seventh place, while the home side has yet to win a game this season.

Manager Ian Chandler said; “There’s a tough game expected for our local derby, and nothing is taken for granted in our league. If we don't work hard as we have done recently, we won't get the positive result we want. “ Striker Andy Johnson and defender Jordan Lee are unavailable, while Darren Richardson and Jamie Marshall are both out injured.

West are badly hit by injuries, with Tom Flynn, Chris Hunter, Dan Mitton, Marc Ellison, Alex Francis, Amar Purewal and Anthony Bell all missing for various reasons.

Elsewhere in the league, Hebburn are at home to Consett, and Sunderland RCA face Newcastle Benfield.

Newton Aycliffe start the road to Wembley in the Buildbase FA Vase when Yorkshire side Silsden arrive in the first qualifying round tie.

Aycliffe have had a good start to the season and are unbeaten in their last three matches, and manager Colin Stromsoy said; “Compared to Silsden, we’ve played lots more football than them in the last ten days. I don’t know much about them, but they’ve had a decent start in their league.

“It will be a tough game for us, but we go into it with confidence following two good performances against strong Northern League teams.” Gez Richardson, Sam Read and Nick Green are all missing.

Shildon take on Tow Law in all Northern League clash at Dean Street.

Railwaymen boss Danny Moore, who was part of the 2013 Spennymoor team that reached Wembley, said; “We have got three important players back this week. I think the players all want to have a good Vase run so we will just take it game by game.”

Midfielder Matty Robson and defender Jack Vaulks are both out because of injury.

Chester-le-Street are at home to Garforth, who beat Shildon in the FA Cup earlier in the season.

“Garforth must have something about them,” said manager Colin Wake. “We are looking for a more solid performance than we have witnessed of late, but we will be up for it and will give it a good go.”

Craig Marron, Michael Graver and Aaron Reynolds are missing, but Luke Collins, Niall Fingleton, Jack Brown and Andrew Clarkson all return.

Crook have a local derby against Brandon, having beaten them once in the league already this season.

Manager Jamie Tunstall said; “The Vase always seems to have a bit of a buzz and a nice distraction from the league. We’ve played Brandon once this season and it was a really tough test – we expect the same again. Hopefully we’ll put our poor form from last week behind us and progress to the next round. We’ve not played well at home this season, so we owe our loyal supporters a performance.”

Callum Johnston and Lee Hume both return to the squad, but Chris Dunwell is unavailable.

Brandon manager Rob Bowron, in charge of his first ever Vase tie, said; “Crook are a great side, but we pushed them very close a few weeks ago. We are all wanting to try and go one step further and cause a little upset.”

Lewis Charlton and Lewis Martin are both missing.

Willington welcome Albion Sports from the Northern Counties East League to Hall Lane.

Manager Ibby Hassan, who has a full squad to choose from, said; “Having been so strong at home this season, I’d like to see us continue that run and we’re confident that we can do that. The lads have trained well this week and hopefully the rest will have served us well. Hopefully we can give our fans a nice cup run to experience, but we don’t know a great deal about Albion Sports.”

Esh Winning have an interesting home tie against Campion from Bradford, and manager Tony Boakes is trying to bring players in for the game because of a long injury list.

Jai Grant, Dan Marriott, Sam Steele and Callum Boakes are all injured, while five other players are missing.

Northallerton face Stokesley from the North Riding League at Ainderby Road, and they will be without midfielder Andrew Ramsbottom who has a knee injury.

Manager Darren Trotter said; “the game should give us lots of possession of the ball and chances to score goals. It’s Stokesley’s opportunity to cause an upset, but I am sure that if we play to our potential, then that won’t happen.”