Silksworth are looking to push into the very upper bracket of the Wearside League, but will need to be weary of complacency as a yellow brick road of fixtures opens up to show Silksworth the path into the top three.
The season so far for Silksworth has been a positive one, with the club looking to be set for a top five finish in the league. With the last few seasons producing finishes in 13th, 9th, and 8th, Silksworth have made big strides in their performances this year.
With big victories early on in the season, such as the 5-1 win against Hartlepool FC and 4-0 against Stokesely SC, Silksworth have been a high scoring outfit, with their front three of Stephen Moody (15 goals) Paul Muir (7 goals) and Adam Storey (10 goals) producing and impressive 32 goals between just the three of them.
As well as being defensively strong, Silksworth will look to take their defensive game to the next level in the games to come, keeping five clean sheets at the back, with defenders Dean Randall and Steven Bagshaw shoring up the defence.
With the side set to play against bottom half opponents in the next four games, the side will be looking to push on strongly having won their previous two games.
The side must be weary of their tendency to drop points on occasion, with the side having previously lost to Gateshead Leam Rangers FC and Seaham Redstar reserves, games in which Silksworth should have been producing a result.