Angry Bishop Auckland manager Ian Chandler says that he is going to ring the changes for Saturday’s local derby with Newton Aycliffe.

Bishops thought their fortunes were improving after a god Vase win at Padiham and a league win at Whickham, but they were dashed by a 7-0 thumping at the hands of Stockton Town in the Durham Challenge Cup in midweek.

“After Wednesday night’s performance, there will be several changes for the game. The time has come for players to stand up and be counted, or I will bring in more players who will.

“Aycliffe are doing very well this year and have had some strong results and good performances so they will be a very difficult proposition.”

Kyle Morris, Chris Winn, James Fairley and Daryll Hall all return to the side after missing the midweek game.

Joint second Aycliffe, meanwhile, will be missing Alex Barnes, Gez Richardson, Sam Read, Liam McNamara and Alan Harrison, but manager Colin Stromsoy said; “This squad has proved at different times this season that it has the character and determination to overcome the challenges presented to it. We will need to be at our best to keep our positive run of results going and that there is absolutely no room for complacency.”

Shildon face Billingham Town at Dean Street, looking to make up ground on the top five.

They lost badly to Seaham last Saturday but were better in the DCC defeat to Hartlepool in midweek. Manager Danny Moore said; “It was a good performance last night, so we need to maintain that standard and look for three points against a good side.”

Midfielder Chay Liddle is unavailable and defender Aidan Heywood will have a fitness test.

West Auckland are at home to Whitley Bay, the two sides having met earlier in the season when West win 3-1 at Hillheads.

Defender Chris Hunter is out injured, but otherwise manager Gary Forrest chooses from a full squad.

“This will be a tough game against a side that has scored 23 goals in its last four matches,” said Forrest.

West have won five of their last seven league games to move up to seventh in the table.

Northallerton, who are third from bottom, at Sunderland Ryhope CW and looking to build on last week’s win at Penrith.

Manager Darren Trotter, who will choose from a full squad, said; “We’re looking for a similar performance to last week and hopefully a win to back it up.”

In the other first division games, league leaders Hebburn are at third in the table Consett.

There’s a big match at the bottom of the second division with bottom club Brandon taking on second bottom Durham City.

Brandon, who have only won once this season, will be without midfielder Sean Tarling, but otherwise will be at full strength.

Manager Rob Bowron said; “It’s a huge game for both clubs. A derby, a battle at the bottom, and a six pointer. We have to be ready, and three points are a must.”

Durham had a good 4-4 draw at home to Tow Law last Saturday, and manager Andy Inness said; “After a terrific point last week, the players are in a good place, but they also realise that is only the start. This game is huge and it’s one we’re looking forward to.”

Max Thomas is almost fit again, while Inness could include a new signing.

Chester-le-Street are at home to third bottom Esh Winning, hoping to improve on their twelfth place in the table.

Manager Colin Wake said; “It seems a while since we last played in the league. The last time out we performed well so we are looking to continue our improved form, but our injuries may require a change in formation. However, we go into the game full of confidence.”

Craig Marron, Andrew Clarkson, Luke Ridley and Callum Greaves are all missing, while Michael Hepplewhite and Luke Collins are both doubtful.

Crook Town are at home to Bedlington and boosted by last week’s 3-0 derby win over Willington.

Manager Jamie Tunstall said; “Last week was a fantastic night for the club on and off the field. On the pitch, especially second half, the lads were brilliant and the lads who came on affected the game, which is what you want as a manager. The squad is strong at the minute, so people are pushing each other to play. “ Tow Law go to second top West Allotment, and include experienced midfielder Barrie Smith, signed from Esh Winning. Smith has plenty of experience with South Shields in their promotion years.

Willington, who haven’t won a league game since August, are at home to Carlisle City.

The draw for the second round of the Durham Challenge Cup, to be played by 21st December, is: Newton Aycliffe v Stockton Town, Hartlepool United v Birtley or Tow Law, FC Hartlepool v Jarrow or West Auckland, Spennymoor Town v Sunderland RCA, Consett v Esh Winning, Sunderland v Willington or Hebburn, South Shields v Billingham Town, Whickham v Seaham Red Star or Horden.