Match Preview: North Shields vs Ryhope CW

Match Preview: North Shields vs Ryhope CW

By Kieran Archer
Colliery Welfare look to continue a run of three consecutive wins (two in the league) when they face North Shields at the Daren Persson stadium in their Northern League Division One encounter.
Hoping to feed off a positive atmosphere after their first Ryhope Derby victory, which followed an away win against Whickham, RCW will be looking to climb the table further.
They face a North Shields side who sit 9th after nine games, four points ahead of Ryhope having played one game more.
They have had a mixed start to the season with four wins, one draw and four losses.
North Shields come into the game on the back of a 7-0 victory over Penrith in the League Cup, however their last league game resulted in defeat at Stockton.
Our last game against North Shields was a 6-2 home defeat at Recreation Ground.
However, in last season’s game at North Shields we came away with a 1-0 victory.
RCW captain Ben Riding returns from a two-match ban.
Jonny Ball, Joey Melvin, Corey Barnes, Josh Home-Jackson, and Davey Gordon are the players still unavailable for selection.
However, Ryhope are bolstered by the signings of Joe Atkinson and Craig Ellison who had great debuts against RCA.
Gary Shaw has also been signed from Hebburn, adding to the squad’s strength.
Northern League Division One
Venue: Daren Persson Stadium, North Shields, NE29 0EQ
Date: Saturday, September 29th
Kick-Off: 15:00

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Match Preview: The Ryhope Derby

Tomorrow we welcome our neighbours Sunderland RCA to Recreation Park for a Northern League Division One encounter.

We come into the game off the back of our first league victory since opening day, beating Whickham FC 4-2.

We will hope for an improvement on the game against RCA earlier this season when they knocked us out of the FA Cup at Meadow Park.

A goal from Michael Charlton, and doubles from Mark Davison and Colin Larkin meant RCA ran out 5-2 winners, both our goals coming due to own goals.

This extended the run to five winless Ryhope Derbies for CW, last season’s meeting at Recreation Park ending in a 3-1 victory for CA.

It will be tough to break the streak, RCA currently sit 2nd in the league on 18 points after 9 games. This follows a good season last time out when they finished 4th.

RCA have plenty of familiar faces in the likes of former CW manager Martin Swales, as well as a number of former Welfare players.

Added to the list of former CW players in the CA squad is former Welfare captain Kyle Davis.

Ryhope will be without current captain Ben Riding, who serves his last game of a two match ban.

Jonny Ball, Joey Melvin, Corey Barnes, Josh Home-Jackson, and Davey Gordon are the other players currently unavailable for selection

Northern League Division One

Venue: Ryhope Recreation Park, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0AB

Date: Tuesday, September 25th

Kick-Off: 19:30

Match Preview: Whickham FC vs Ryhope CW

RCW return to league action this weekend after a month off, when we take on Whickham FC at the Glebe Sports Ground.

Since the last outing in the league, an away loss to Hebburn in late August, we have had three cup games.

We beat Chester-le-Street in the Vase, before being knocked out by Dunston, and followed that up with a Durham Challenge Cup victory over Crook on Wednesday.

Hopefully, we can get our first league victory since opening day when we beat Newton Aycliffe 2-0.

Our opponents, a newly-promoted side, have had a tough start to life in Division One.

They currently sit bottom of the table, with one point from seven games.

Ryhope will be without captain Ben Riding for the game due to his sending off against Dunston.

First choice ‘keeper Jonny Ball has been added to what was already a long injury list, hurting his ankle while warming up against Crook.

Joey Melvin, Corey Barnes, Josh Home-Jackson, and Davey Gordon are the other players currently unavailable for selection.

Northern League Division One

Venue: Glebe Sports Ground, NE16 4NA

Kick-Off: 15:00

Date: Saturday, September 22nd

Match Preview: Crook Town vs Ryhope CW

Colliery Welfare take on Crook Town in the Durham Challenge Cup tomorrow evening.

Looking to bounceback from our FA Vase exit at the hands of Dunston UTS at the weekend, RCW will be hoping for a good run in the Durham Cup.

Unfortunately, our bad luck with unavailability issues continues. Joey Melvin, Corey Barnes and Josh Home-Jackson are all unavailable, adding to Davey Gordon who is out long term.

Our opponents, a former club of Gary Pearson and Stuey Gooden, currently sit 9th in Northern League Division Two.

The four time Durham Cup winners have won 3, drawn 3 and lost 3 in their 9 league games this season, and went out of the FA Vase in the Second Qualifying Round.

Hopefully we won’t see a repeat of last season in this competition when we were knocked out by Division Two opponents Chester-Le-street.

Durham Challenge Cup

Venue: Sir Tom Cowie Millfield, DL15 9PW

Kick-Off: 19:30

Date: Wednesday, September 18th

FA Vase preview: Ryhope CW vs Dunston UTS

Ryhope take on Dunston UTS this Saturday in the FA Vase Second Qualifying Round.

We welcome the fellow Northern League Division One side to Recreation Park, as the clubs look to progress to the First Round Proper of this season’s Vase.

Colliery Welfare got this season’s Vase campaign underway with a 5-1 demolition of Division Two high-flyers Chester-le-Street, our goals coming from Micky Rae and James Ellis with doubles and Nat Skidmore with one.

Our opponents achieved a 2-0 home victory over Heaton Stannington in their First Qualifying Round.

Dunston UTS have had a great start to their Northern League campaign, sitting sixth, unbeaten with 13 points after five games.

The 2012 FA Vase champions finished three points above us last season in 10th.

In their Vase campaign last season, Dunston UTS reached the Second Round proper where they lost 1-0 at home to Worksop Town.

We exited at the same stage, with a 2-1 defeat at home to City of Liverpool, which followed victories over Guisborough (7-1), Northallerton (2-0 AET) and Harrogate Railway (10-1).

Colliery Welfare faced Dunston away in our final game of the 2017-18 season.

It was a perfect end to the season at the UTS stadium, Ryhope winning 4-2 thanks to goals from Ben Riding, Matty Weirs, and a Thomas Bott double.

However, in last season’s game at Recreation Park, Dunston ran out 3-0 winners.

FA Vase

Venue: Ryhope Recreation Park, SR2 0AB

Kick-Off: 3:00PM

Date: Saturday, September 15th