Bishop Auckland manager Ian Chandler said that his team is looking forward to their second derby in a week at home to West Auckland

on Saturday.

Bishops stunned promotion-chasing Shildon by 3-2 at Dean Street, and they can give their outside promotion hopes a boost by winning today – they are 15 points behind the promotion places going into the game.

“We’re all looking forward to this derby,” he said. “There’s a much more positive attitude within the squad after our deserved victory over Shildon.

“Confidence is the key and I’ll be hoping we can turn previous decent performances against West into points.”

Winger Kyle Fryatt is added to the 15 who did duty last week against Shildon.

West, who are in ninth, a place behind Bishops, have injury doubts over Tom Price, Liam Heggarty and Chris Hunter.

In the other first division games, third placed Hebburn are at Penrith and will go above Shildon into second if they win, while fifth placed Consett are at home to Newcastle Benfield and will go above North Shields into fourth if they pick up the three points.

Billingham Town go to Seaham Red Star, while there’s a derby game in Ryhope between Sunderland RCA and Sunderland Ryhope CW.

In the second division, Crook Town, who have won their last seven matches, have a big home game against Carlisle City. Crook are in fourth place, with Carlisle just a place and two points behind them.

Chris Dunwell and Dane Eltringham are both missing, but Alex Wilson, Dan Maddison and Matty Crossen all return.

Second bottom Durham City have a crucial home game against Washington, who are one place and six points above them in the table, having played two games more.

New manager Michael Young has brought in five new players -- Allan Mullholland, Jack Young, James Byrne, Lewis Herron and Peter Bryson – while David Smallman and Leigh Guthrie both return to the squad.

Willington go to Bedlington, hoping to climb up to 14th in the table. Winger Craig Ruddy returns to the starting line up as they try to recover from their defeat at Birtley last time out.

Chester-le-Street are at Jarrow, and they include new keeper Jack Newman, on loan from Sunderland, in their side as regular Max Coombes is unavailable. Chester are looking for their fourth win in five matches.

Tow Law are at home to Sunderland West End, who are just below them in the table, and manager Micky Vasey could choose from a full squad.

Brandon have the unenviable task of travelling to league leaders West Allotment. The bottom club only has one win to their credit all season, while Allotment have dropped only five points in 18 league matches this season.

Boxing Day results: Vanarama National League North.

AFC Telford United 3 Alfreton 1 , Bradford PA 0 York City 2, Curzon Ashton 0 Altrincham 1, Darlington 2 (Campbell, Thompson) Spennymoor Town 1 (Taylor) , Gateshead 2 (Olley, Oliver) Blyth 3 (Roberts, Thackray, Dale), Guiseley 2 Farsley 0, Kettering v Brackley postponed, Kidderminster 3 Hereford 1, King’s Lynn 1 Boston 0, Leamington 3 Gloucester 0, Southport 1 Chester 3.

BetVictor NPL Premier Division.

Scarborough Athletic 1 Morpeth 0, Whitby 2 (Blackett, White) South Shields 1 (Morse).

BetVictor NPL North West Division.

Marske v Pickering postponed Workington 4 Dunston 1 (Heslop).

EBAC Northern League Division One .

Guisborough 1 (Coleman) Northallerton 0, North Shields 3 (McCarthy, VanZandvliet, Smith) Whitley Bay 1 (Shepherd pen), Shildon 2 (Matthews, Greulich-Smith) Newton Aycliffe 0, Stockton Town 1 (King) Thornaby 0.