Crook Town are looking for their fourth straight league win when they face Jarrow in the ENL Second Division at the Millfield – weather permitting.

Crook have stormed up the table in recent weeks with wins over Willington, Chester-le-Street and Esh Winning, and are in sixth place, within reach of the promotion places.

Manager Jamie Tunstall said; “The lads have really dug in the last couple of games, and the results have matched their efforts “We’re expecting a very tough game, Jarrow have got an excellent side and will take some beating.

“We’re in good form at the moment and we are hoping we can continue that.”

Striker Daniel Kent will have a fitness test, but midfielder Jordan Fielding is expected to return.

In the first division, Newton Aycliffe are hoping to return to winning ways at Newcastle Benfield.

Aycliffe are second in the table, eleven points behind leaders Hebburn with three games in hand, and manager Colin Stromsoy said; “We’re looking for a reaction from a poor performance and result last Saturday against Northallerton. Benfield are an outstanding, tough and direct team that will be a right hard game, but we’re looking forward to it.”

Defender Sam Read is doubtful, but striker Marc Costello could return.

Shildon are hoping to bounce back from last week’s disappointing Vase defeat when they go to Ashington.

Manager Danny Moore said; “We need to take our chances when they come along. Out of the last 50, we’ve only scored six. We should have a conversion rate of one in eight or nine, not one in three or four.

“We need to keep plugging away, and produce a better performance than our second half against Lower Breck last week.”

Midfielder Chay Liddle will be missing, otherwise they will be at full strength.

Bishop Auckland face Sunderland RCA at Heritage Park, hoping to climb closer to the top eight.

Manager Ian Chandler said; “Both ourselves and RCA have been under-performing this season so far. I expect that to change for both teams soon, having said that our last two games against Aycliffe and West we have performed pretty well and on both occasions could have won, so we have some confidence and looking forward to a home win.”

Defender Callum Munro is missing because of suspension and striker Chris Winn is injured, but midfielder Michael Hoganson should return after illness.

Northallerton are at home to North Shields, and manager Darren Trotter could keep the same team that won at Newton Aycliffe last week, but they have just signed midfielder Kieran Megran from Newton Aycliffe.

In the second division, Esh Winning's game at Bedlington has been postponed.

Bottom club Brandon go to Billingham Synthonia, and include new striker Anthony Lee from Willington in their squad.

Manager Rob Bowron said; “Hopefully Anthony will give us some more firepower. We need points and to get them, we need to score goals.”

Kieran Alderson is also fully fit now and is added to the squad.

Second bottom Durham City have a tough away game at Heaton Stannington.

Durham manager Andy Inness said; “Heaton Stan are very strong and obviously in the top six so it’s a challenge, but what I’ve seen from this group of players is that they are up for all the challenges ahead so we’re looking forward to it.”

They include new signing Owen Gourley from Ashington in their squad, but Max Thomas is missing because of injury Tow Law are at Newcastle University, while Willington are at home to third placed Ryton and Crawcrook.

Leaders Redcar Athletic go to Sunderland West End, while second placed West Allotment face fourth bottom Washington.