Shildon manager Danny Moore is aiming for the third round of the Buildbase FA Vase when the Railwaymen head into the unknown at Lower Breck in Liverpool on Saturday.

Moore went to watch Lower Breck in action in the North West Counties League in midweek, and feels that if his side can finish some of the chances that come their way, then they can progress to the last 64.

“We’re quietly confident that we can go through,” he said. “We’ve been consistently good created a lot of chances in our last two games, and we’re going to Liverpool on the back of a good win at Penrith in midweek.

“I fancy us after watching them play in midweek, but I’m also aware that they’re good going forward and recently won ten games on the bounce. If we can get into the next round, then the competition really opens up, especially with some good Northern League teams going out of the competition today in the all ENL matches.”

The visitors shouldn’t have all that much trouble finding the ground, it’s roughly between Goodison Park and Anfield.

Striker Nathan Steel, midfielders Chay Liddle and Ben Trotter and defender Ben Wray are all unavailable.

There’s a huge game in this area, with Bishop Auckland taking on neighbours West Auckland at Heritage Park.

Bishops boss Ian Chandler knows all about Vase runs having guided Whitley Bay to three straight wins at Wembley, and scoring the winner himself in the 2002 final, and says that he would relish being involved in an FA Vase tie like this.

Despite reaching the quarter finals of the more senior FA Trophy on three occasions, Bishops have never been beyond the second round of the Vase, and Chandler said; “If the lads are not up and prepared for this game there's something wrong in the world, what I'd give to be involved in this one. Hopefully we'll have an experienced team out -- if we do, we know we can match anyone in our league. A little piece of luck will be required, hopefully it comes our way.”

Aidan Hart, Tom Bott and Callum Munro are all missing, but keeper Nick Liversedge returns, while Chris Winn and Darren Richardson are included in the squad after recovering from slight knocks.

West Auckland will be close to full strength, except for Callum Guy and Danny Greenfield who are both ineligible.

Manager Gary Forrest said; “Th loan players have been great, so their absence will disrupt us. It will be a very tough local derby made even harder by the fact that this is Bishops’ last chance of honours this season.”

Stockton Town, who reached the final in 2018, are at home to Barnoldswick, while Guisborough go to Newcastle Benfield in an all Northern League game.

Thornaby head to Longridge who beat Crook Town earlier in the competition, while Consett go over to Irlam.

ENL leaders Hebburn tackle Sunderland RCA in another local derby, while Ryhope CW go over to Vauxhall Motors in Liverpool.