Shildon manager Danny Moore wants his players to put a winning run together in their home game with Newcastle Benfield on Saturday.

Moore wants his players to pounce on any mistakes by the other promotion chasers, and he said; “I told the players after last week’s win over Ashington that I wanted them to put a four or five game winning run together.

“Clubs are dropping points all around us, so hopefully we can take advantage of their poor form.

“If we can put that winning run together, then we can force ourselves into contention.”

Shildon are currently in sixth place, three points behind the top three. Moore could include a new striker, while midfielder Chay Liddle and defenders Aaron Duel and Ben Reay – who has been on trial at Sunderland – all return.

Second placed Newton Aycliffe are at home to Guisborough and looking for their second league win in four days.

Manager Colin Stromsoy said; “It will be an incredibly tough game against a side that has beaten leaders Hebburn this season. If we can improve on our performance against Ryhope CW in midweek, we’ve given ourselves every chance of getting a result and we’re all focused on the outcome.”

Liam McNamara is doubtful because of injury, while James Oliver and Alex Barnes are both injured.

Bishop Auckland go across to Consett, who are fifth in the table.

Manager Ian Chandler will be missing defenders Callum Munro and Darryl Hall, as well as midfielder Jamie Marshall.

“Consett are going along nicely, and remembering last season’s matches this should be a very difficult game but as long as we put in the effort seen against West in the Vase and last week against RCA it should be a good game,” he said.

West Auckland go to Billingham Town, hoping to recover from their midweek 3-0 away defeat at Stockton Town.

Chris Hunter, Tom Price and Marc Ellison are all missing because of injury, and manager Gary Forrest said; “We need to improve on our performance in midweek.”

Northallerton, who are fifth from bottom, have a six pointer against Thornaby who are just a point and a place below them.

In the second division, Crook Town go to Birtley looking for their fifth straight win, after beating Durham City in midweek, and manager Jamie Tunstall could name an unchanged side.

Crook are now fifth in the table, two points behind Carlisle City.

Brandon are bottom of the table with just one league win to their credit all season.

Second bottom Durham City go to Sunderland West End for a game that has been switched from Hall Lane because of ground conditions.

City are second bottom of the table after losing 4-1 at home to Crook in midweek, and manager Andy Inness expects to choose from a full squad.

Inness said; “We need a massively positive reaction from Tuesday and I believe the players will deliver a performance to take something from the game against a strong physical West End side.”

Tow Law, who are ninth, are at home to Chester-le-Street, and they will include new winger Adam Nicholls in their squad.

Chester include new signing Bailey Prudhoe from Bishop Auckland in their squad, while Kevin Dixon and Owen Lancaster have both left the club.

Conor Lyons, Luke Ridley, Owen Henderson and Andrew Clarkson are all struggling with injuries, and manager Colin Wake said; “A couple more players could leave in the coming weeks as we try to change things at the club. It will be a low process to rebuild but one that needs doing as consistency in availability and therefore performance has suffered, meaning results have been hard to come by of late.”

Willington, who are fifth from bottom, have a local derby at third bottom Esh Winning.

Manager Ibby Hassan said; “Having not played since our win against Hebburn it’s been a testing time keeping the squad motivated. We’ve managed to get some great sessions on 3G but nothing beats a match day. Hopefully we can build on our last league win and climb the league table again.”