Shildon manager Danny Moore reckons that the best is yet to come from his team when they go to Easington in the second qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday.

The Railwaymen had a great 5-1 away win at Bishop Auckland last weekend in the league, and that has raised their hopes of going a long way in the competition, in which they reached the semi-finals seven years ago.

“We can’t underestimate Easington, even though they’re near the bottom of the second division,” he said. “I went to watch them in midweek, and they are very capable of scoring goals.

“We have to keep our own momentum going, and I still think there is more to come from us.”

Striker Zak Atkinson and defender Jack Vaulks are both missing.

Crook Town head over the A66 to Cleator Moor Celtic from the North West Counties League.

Defender Aaron Duell is cuptied and Arthur Connelly is unavailable, but Chris Dickinson and Lee Hume both return.

Manager Jamie Tunstall said; “We’ve been a bit unfortunate of late so it’s a case of sticking at it and our luck will turn, I’m sure. I’m expecting a really tough game against Cleator who will fancy their chances at home. We’ve done our homework, as they will have too, so it will be about who performs the best on the day.”

Durham City, who are bottom of the second division, are at home to 2018 finalists Stockton Town.

Anth McCardle and Yres Kahi are both missing, but otherwise they are at full strength.

Manager Billy Harper said; “This game has come at a good time for the lads, playing against one of the favourites for the competition will relax them from the league pressures.

“We go into the game as big underdogs, but sport has a way of throwing spanners in the work s– let’s hope it’s us this Saturday. Our performances this season have deserved more than what we have currently. It’s a big day for Durham to enjoy and express ourselves when possible.

Newton Aycliffe, who had a good win over Silsden in the last round, have a tricky away tie at Jarrow.

Manager Colin Stromsoy said; “It’s a really challenging game because they won at Penrith in midweek. We know it will be a very difficult afternoon in which we need to be at our best.”

Sam Read, Marc Costello and Johnson Ballan are all missing.

Northallerton take on Barnoldswick, who beat Whitley Bay in the last round, and they are boosted by the return of Steven Cheeseman.

Manager Darren Trotter said; “It’s a game we’re very much looking forward to, and is another good distraction from the league fixtures. They had a good win in the last round so we are preparing for a tough game.”

Esh Winning have a tough home game against Billingham Town at Waterhouses, and they will be missing Callum Boakes because of injury, while there will be fitness tests for Glenn Donaldson and Matty Allison.

In the EBAC Northern League, Willington have rewarded Ibby Hassan with their manager’s role on a permanent basis.

Hassan, who took over as caretaker manager during the summer following the departure of Steve Skinner, has taken Willington into the top four and into the middle of the early season promotion fight. Hassan has appointed former Tow Law midfielder Jarrod Suddick as his number two.

Today, they are at Washington, and they include two new signings, striker Stephen Ramsey from South Shields and midfielder Andrew Brown from Sunderland West End.

“We’re absolutely determined to get back to winning ways and the lads are eager to put our defeat against Carlisle in midweek behind us,” he said.

“Washington are a solid team but are coming off the back of a difficult defeat against Sunderland in midweek.”

In the first division, Bishop Auckland go to Sunderland RCA, and are badly hit by injuries.

Six players are out – Darren Richardson, Jamie Marshall, Chris Winn, James Fairley, Andrew Johnson and Jordan Fielding, while Darryl Hall and Kieron Parnaby will both have fitness tests.

Manager Ian Chandler said; “It’s another very tough game for us, RCA are always strong and very well organised and have started the season very well.

“We need to knuckle down and grind out a few positive results, things are not going too well currently, especially with all the injuries.”

The RCA were thumped 5-0 at home by Dunston in the FA Cup in midweek.

West Auckland are at Whitley Bay in a much better frame of mind after wins in the league and league cup.

Manager Gary Forrest said; “We’ve had two back-to-back wins and need to go again.”

West’s injury list is reducing, with Anth Bell, Nathan Fisher, Ross Colquhoun and Mark Ellison all missing.

In the other second division matches, Chester-le-Street, who are sixth, go to Newcastle University, and have several players missing.

Craig Marron, Michael Graver, Andrew Clarkson, Owen Henderson, Lee Blades and Nathan Armin are all out.

Manager Colin Wake said; “We go there on the back of a couple of good performances that have brought good results. We are looking to continue this mini-revival and keep the momentum going.”

Brandon, who are second bottom, are at home to Heaton Stannington, and they welcome Lewis Martin and Lewis Charlton back from injury.

Manager Rob Bowron said; “It’s a big game for us after dropping four points in the last ten minutes of our last two matches. We just must keep plugging away because we know that our quality will shine through. Heaton will give us a tough game because they are full of energy and power.”