by Jeff King
Chester-le-Street United return to Wearside League action this afternoon at The Riverside when they host Coxhoe Athletic in a 14:00pm kick-off.
It's top v bottom as United look to continue their great form in the league and stay out ahead at the summit of the division. Their opponents meanwhile are still searching for their first league win of the season after eighteen games.
Earlier in the season when the two sides met at Coxhoe it was Chester that came away with a convincing 4 - 0 win and they'll be looking for a similar result this afternoon.
It could well however be a much changed United outfit that takes the field. With so many of the Chester youngsters involved in the Park View Academy set-up there has been a lot of games for the squad to get through.
It's meant that injuries, illness and suspensions have accumulated and will effect team selection for today's game. However with the depth of squad United have they will still be confident that whatever XI they put out the three points will come their way.