Seaham Red Star manager Craig Lynch has said that he wants to “get back into the rhythm of games” after the last four matches have been postponed due to snow and waterlogged pitches. 

Tomorrow the Star face Newcastle Benfield at home in what will be their first game in 17 days if it goes ahead.

Unfortunately there are concerns regarding the pitch after heavy rain today but the forecast is for dry weather overnight and all day tomorrow.

Like the Star, Benfield haven’t had a game since February 24th. In that fixture, they beat Consett 4-0 away from home.

They’ve been in excellent form since the turn of the year, and are yet to lose in 2018. They sit just above Seaham in 13th place but with four games in hand on the Star.

In the reverse fixture at the end of January, Benfield had a comprehensive 3-0 victory. 

Seaham will be looking to kick start a run following their first win in 2018 in their last fixture at Whitley Bay, where they won 2-0.

Lynch’s side will once again be without long-term absentees Nicky Kane and Ash Davis, while Bradley Staunch remains out through illness. 

Youngsters Codie Howe and Alex Ramshaw will also be missing due to their commitments with the Sunderland FC scholarship programme but defenders Kieran Galbraith and Luke Gilhespy are set to return from injury.

Speaking ahead of the game manager Craig Lynch said: “I’m very much hoping tomorrow’s game is on after four postponements. 

“I want to get back into the rhythm of games. We have a lot of competitive games still to play starting with Benfield, and we’ve got to look at taking maximum points from our home games.”

The game kicks off at 7:45 tomorrow evening at the Ferguson Motor Repairs Stadium with entry £6 for adults and £3 for concessions.