THE Tyne Valley’s football teams resume action after a four week break this weekend, looking to continue where they left off before the latest suspension of grassroots sport due to Covid-19.

Haltwhistle Jubilee and Prudhoe YC Seniors both started the 2020-2021 campaign in great form and are both tipped to challenge for the Division One title.

Haltwhistle are viewed as the most likely to clinch the crown come the end of the season as they are three points off the top with three games in hand. They return to action with a home game against eighth placed Hebburn Town U23.

Prudhoe currently occupy top spot and won their last outing after a recent dip in form.

They face a tough trip to district rivals Hexham who have shown signs of improvement themselves as they jumped up to fourth spot in the table.

Wallington have proved themselves the surprise package in the Premier Division and are just one point off the summit, with a game in hand.

Having lost just once this term and won the remaining six league fixtures, they will be hopeful of extending their run when they welcome second bottom North Shields Athletic to Scots Gap at the weekend.

Ponteland United have endured a mixed campaign to date with three wins and three defeats from their opening six fixtures.

They will be aiming to jump into the top half of the table when they visit 13th placed Newcastle Blue Star on Saturday.

In Division Three, Ponteland United Reserves return with a visit to Stobswood Welfare, who are currently four places but only two points ahead of them in the table in sixth spot. Ponteland have one game in hand over their rivals too.

l In the North East Combination League, Prudhoe YC Development play host to West End Tigers in Division One.

Victory over a side which has won just one league game this campaign should be enough to see Prudhoe, who have six points, improve on their 10th position.

Heddon United make the trip to Tyne and Wear Juniors in Division Two.

Heddon have won two and drawn one of their opening four games.