Bay back on league duty at basement side Stokesley

IT’S back to Northern League football for Whitley Bay this weekend as they look to regain their position among the front runners.

They remain unbeaten but have only played five league games, several fewer than the teams above them.

Saturday sees the Seahorses travel to North Yorkshire to take on bottom of the table Stokesley Sports Club, who have suffered several heavy defeats as they attempt to rebuild after losing last season’s squad during the summer.

Stokesley have recently shown signs of improvement and Bay will be looking to avoid complacency.

Following the disappointment of their FA Cup exit, manager Ian Chandler will be determined to see his side back on track.

Following this game, Whitley are on the road again on the Wednesday evening when they travel to Consett for what is traditionally one of their toughest games of the season.

n Whitley Bay Women football team still require a couple of players for both the first team and reserve squads.

Long term injuries to Donna Brown, Emma Redhead and Kirsty Hunter and a couple of leavers have created vacancies in the squad.

The club would be interested in players in all positions including those who do not have a club at the moment, or those who require a change or seek a new challenge.

Anyone interested in joining the club should contact Colin Phillips by e-mail on, or call or text on 07974 264216