by Jeff King
No premier league games and no games for any of our local professional sides. Dedicated National Non-League day so why not celebrate it and get yourslef along to see one of the region's fastest rising amateur teams.
Chester-le-Street United head to Washington United looking to keep their incredible unbeaten league run going. With closest rivals Gateshead Leam Rangers not playing United have a chance to go six points clear at the top.
Yes, Leam Rangers have games in hand and are playing very well themselves but the vast majority of Managers will tell you they'd rather have the points than the games.
Not that Washington will make it easy for Chester. We know it's another tough game and we're a scalp that everyone wants to take. Today will be no different and we have to be at our best.
Good news is that we have one (in particular!) or two back from injury and some new signings to bolster the squad today, The sun is shining and there's no excuse to support local support.
Kick-off at the Nissan Sports Ground is at 14:30pm and admission is only £3 for adults and £1 for concessions. #FootballWithSoul