Easington Colliery host bottom-of-the-league Esh Winning on Saturday afternoon as the Colliers look for an important three points.
Easington currently sit eighth in Northern League Division Two while Esh Winning are four points adrift at the foot of the table.
Manager Paul Frame is looking for his side to get back to winning ways after injury time heartbreak at Team Northumbria last week.
“Although I wasn’t there, I was told the lads played well and we were very unlucky not to get anything,” said Frame.
“Busta (David Paul) had a good chance but we couldn’t take it and then they scored their winner when there was possibly a hint of offside.”
Former Easington Colliery player Aidan Heywood scored the decisive goal for Team Northumbria on Saturday to summon Easington to defeat but Frame is confident his players will bounce back.
“It was a real kick in the teeth for Swedish (Heywood) to get the winner. He’s a good player who was with us all of last year and then he’s gone and scored a last-minute winner against us!
“Esh Winning are a decent side on their day but we’ll be looking to claim all three points. We need a few more the ensure FA Cup football next season and I’m confident we’ll do that.”
The Colliers have had a few late fixture changes with a home game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion now scheduled for next Saturday. The trip to Tow Law Town will now take place on Tuesday, April 4.
Kick-off at the Welfare Park on Saturday afternoon is at 15:00.