Newcastle Benfield v Ryhope CW

Newcastle Benfield v Sunderland Ryhope CW
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Newcastle Benfield will look to build on two successive draws with a victory and league double over Sunderland Ryhope CW this coming Saturday.

The men from Wearside return swiftly to Tyneside after securing an excellent draw at North Shields on Wednesday evening, a result which leaves them sitting 13th in the table, 6 points behind Benfield but with 2 games in hand.

So far in 2019/20, CW have played 13 times away from home, winning 2, drawing 2 and losing 9 with 17 goals scored and 36 conceded. The 2 victories have come at Whitley Bay (2-0) and Billingham Town (2-0) with the draws coming at West Auckland Town (2-2) and North Shields (1-1). The 9 defeats have arrived at Shildon (1-5), Bishop Auckland (1-4), Hebburn Town (0-2), Penrith (1-2), Ashington (2-3), Newton Aycliffe (1-3), Consett (3-7), Sunderland RCA (1-4) and Guisborough Town (0-3).

There will be a familiar face in the visitors ranks with ex Benfield man Jack Devlin part of the squad. Although our visitors have no suspensions to consider, long serving manager Gary Pearson will be reviewing his options and may freshen things up after the midweek trip to North Shields.

Meanwhile Benfield will be looking to win only their second home league fixture of 2020 after the victory over Whitley Bay at the start of January. The management team will be pleased at how defensively organised the team were against a dangerous Newton Aycliffe side on Wednesday and will be looking to build on that shut out.

A repeat of the attacking display that was served up in the reverse fixture would be welcomed by Lions supporters after Dennis Knight, Cyril Giraud and Peter Glen-Ravenhill blew CW away in a 3-0 victory back in October.

There is no midweek fixture next week which means that after Saturday our next fixture is the trip to Northallerton Town on 7th March.

Sunderland Ryhope CW
26th February 2020
Ebac Northern League Division One
North Shields 1 Sunderland Ryhope CW 1 (Ellis)

Newcastle Benfield
26th February 2020
Ebac Northern League Division One
Newcastle Benfield 0 Newton Aycliffe 0

23rd March 2019
Ebac Northern League Division One
Newcastle Benfield 2 (Turnbull & Brayson) Sunderland Ryhope CW 1 (Ellis)

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