Shildon manager Danny Moore says that his players must start taking their chances when they face Seaham Red Star on Saturday.

The Railwaymen have lost their last two matches to drop to fifth in the table, and Moore said; “We’re still in a good position. We played well against Stockton in midweek, but couldn’t put the ball in the net.

“We have had good early chances in recent games, but we’re missing them. The ball seems to be going just over the bar or just past the post.

“There is much more to come from the lads, and if we win four or five games, then we’ll be right up there in the promotion places. The players have been brilliant, but they need to take their chances.”

Central defender Jack Vaulks is fully fit, but striker Nathan Steel and midfielder Kurt Matthews are both unavailable.

West Auckland, who have charged up the table in recent weeks with three straight wins, are at Sunderland RCA.

Their injury problems are easing, with only defenders Anthony Colquhoun and Chris Hunter missing. They have just signed former Sunderland midfielder Rees Greenwood from Spennymoor Town.

Manager Gary Forrest said; “We have been excellent recently but Saturday is a tough game and a different test to last week.”

Bishop Auckland are at Northallerton, and looking to stretch their unbeaten run to three matches.

Striker Andrew Johnson is ruled out for another month with a foot injury, while another striker, Chris Winn, will have a fitness test. Full back Darren Richardson is hoping to be back soon, while new signings Stephen Oakley and Lee Chapman are both included in the squad.

Manager Ian Chandler said; “Northallerton seem to have had quite a few tight games, with results not going their way, so I expect another tough tight game, but we need to continue with the positive results of late.”

Northallerton, who are fourth from bottom, add Shaun Hudson to the squad, but Nathan Callender is suspended.

Manager Darren Trotter said; “Bishops have a good strong squad and we know they have struggled with injuries of late, but with the return of those players, we will be stretched again. We are at home, so hopefully we can take advantage of that. We have been playing well but getting no rewards.”

Newton Aycliffe, who had a great win at Seaham last week, are at home to Whitley Bay.

They welcome back Sam Read, and manager Colin Stromsoy said; “Whitley Bay are one of the league’s big sides, and we are anticipating a very tough game, in which they will come and play with high intensity and fluidity. We will approach the game knowing we need to build again on our performance last week to get a result.”

In the second division, bottom club Durham City, who are looking for a new manager following the departure of Billy Harper last weekend, are at Esh Winning.

Former chairman Olivier Bernard takes temporary charge of the team, and Adam Drummond Junior Masandi and Callum Rea are all expected to return after missing the midweek League Cup defeat at Birtley, while Max Thomas and Curtis Richardson will both have fitness tests. Recent signing Leigh Guthrie will be missing.

Esh will give recent signing Channon North his home debut, while Callum Boakes, Jayven Redman, Kieran Day and Glenn Donaldson all return to the squad. However, Barrie Smith is missing.

“It’s a must-win for us against what will be a very determined Durham side,” said manager Tony Boakes.

Crook Town, who have re-signed midfielder Joe Hillerby from West Auckland after a brief spell away, are at Billingham Synthonia. Lee Hume and Arthur Connelly are unavailable, but Jake Petitjean and Joey Smith return.

Manager Jamie Tunstall said; “Billingham are going well at the moment, so we’re expecting a really tough game. We’re coming off the back of two wins and two clean sheets so confidence has been restored in the group a little bit. The quality coming back into the squad gives us some strength in numbers, and it’s a real headache for me on which players to pick at the moment.”

Chester-le-Street, who are in 14th place, tackle Jarrow and have three players out injured long term – Craig Marron, Michael Graver and Nathan Armin -- but Owen Lancaster and Luke Ridley both return. They signed Keir MacDonald from Easington yesterday.

Manager Colin Wake said; “There was an improved display at Whitley Bay in midweek and we hope to keep the same style of play going against Jarrow. Things are improving slowly.”

Tow Law, who are in seventh place, are at home to third placed Ryton and Crawcrook, who are five points ahead of them.

Manager Micky Vasey said; “It’s going to be a real hard game as Ryton have had a great start and look a very good team.”

Brandon, who are second bottom, are at home to newcomers Carlisle City.

Manager Rob Bowron will choose from a full squad, and said; “We have to be confident and try and convert single points into three.

”But losing only one of the last five means that we are moving in the right direction.”

Willington are hoping to tighten up defensively for their home game against Heaton Stannington after conceding twelve goals in their last two league matches. Manager Ibby Hassan will probably make changes.