Ray Simpson / 22nd October 2019

Youngsters set for Durham Challenge Cup tie

Youngsters set for Durham Challenge Cup tie

All set for Whickham clash

Quakers are in action in the Durham Challenge Cup on Wednesday night at Northern League club Whickham.

Paul Thomas, who will be in charge, will be taking a squad made up of Academy and Under 18 players to take on Whickham, who are currently in the bottom half of the ENL First Division.

"This is a great opportunity for our players to get a taste of what it's like to play in the first team," he said.

"Whickham are good team in the Northern League, and will be a good test for our lads. Some of our lads, who are playing in the Northern League Second Division at the moment, should be able to cope."

Players included in his squad are Cameron Holliday, Osagi Bascome, Lucas Bell, Brad Moncur, Harry Stansfield, Sanny Lingthep, Brandon Morrison, Lewis Alderson, Oscar Aldworth, Mason Hurworth plus several youngsters from the Under 18s and Academy.

Manager Alun Armstrong will not be sending any of the regular players, especially with three league games coming up in eight days against Guiseley, Kidderminster and Hereford – and an FA Cup tie at Walsall in November.

The match kicks off at 7.30, postcode for the Glebe at Whickham is NE16 4PF.

Admission is £6 adults, £4 concessions.