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Thursday, 28 May 2015

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Rivals Wylam and Stocksfield meet

THE title race in the Hexham and District Sunday League will heat up this weekend when rivals Wylam and Stocksfield meet.

Victory for guests Stocksfield would see them end the weekend in pole position, but an in-form Wylam set are determined not to relinquish top spot.

At the foot of the table, the bottom two of The Falcon Prudhoe and Rose and Crown Bellingham will likewise be treating Sunday's game as a must win as they make a bid to stay in the division.

Hexham Phoenix go into Sunday's Tommy Jackson Presidents Cup semi-final with Prudhoe Town as favourites to progress to the final having beaten the same opposition 3-1 in the league last time out.

After confirming their place in the Presidents showdown, Haltwhistle Conservatives turn their attention to the John Pickworth League Cup and will be confident of progressing past Division Two's Dr Syntax Prudhoe in the quarter-finals.

Prudhoe Social Club and Haudon Bridge Anchor will battle it out for the right to meet Syntax in the semi of the Division Two KO Cup, the teams meeting in the quarters this weekend.

Over in the Mick Simmons Trophy, Division Two's Hexham Hearts entertain Division One side Barrasford, while Warden Boatside also host higher ranked opposition in the form of Ryton and Crawcrook Albion.

There will be two all-Division Two encounters with Phoenix Chopwell welcoming Bardon Mill and the bottom two of Acomb Welfare and Swinburne Arms Stamfordham going head-to-head.