Gateshead will be keen to maintain their position at the top of the National League North table, when chasers AFC Fylde visit the North East this weekend.
By Amos Murphy
Gateshead hoping for three points against chasers Fylde
AFC Fylde enter the weekend knowing only a win will keep them in touch with the National League North automatic hopefuls, with a trip to leaders Gateshead awaiting the Coasters on Saturday afternoon.
No side have taken more points in their previous five matches than Gateshead, who have not lost in the league since early January.
For the hosts, their stuttering form has seen them drop from top spot, right down to fifth, and a run of just two wins in their last seven National League North outings, is no doubt a cause for concern.
Coming in at 5/6 to take three points this weekend, Fylde will be hoping home advantage leads to a victory, whilst Gateshead are priced at 5/2 for the win.
Battle of the roses with two sides at opposite sides of the table
Yorkshire meets Lancashire this weekend, when relegation candidates Farsley Celtic and Chorley meet on Saturday afternoon.
Chorley still harbour hopes of winning the National League North title this season and enter the weekend seven points behind leaders Gateshead.
For Farsley, they currently prop up the division, with the gap between themselves and safety starting to grow.
Three points for Celtic is against the odds, with the Farsley-based club priced at a lengthy 10/3, whilst Chorley come in at 4/6.
Southport looking to keep playoff push alive
Southport will continue their push for the playoffs this weekend when they visit Chester in the National League North on Saturday afternoon.
Occupying sixth place as things stand, three points for Southport this weekend will see them stretch the gap to the sides below.
A playoff push is something Chester can only dream of at this stage of the season, with the Seals now 11 points off the top seven.
In need of a victory, the hosts are priced at 21/10 for the victory, with playoff hopefuls Southport 2/1 to triumph at the Deva Stadium.