Today sees the sixth Non-League Day taking place, a day when the teams below the top four divisions step into the spotlight.

The north east obviously has a proud history in the non-league football sphere and the modern day sees plenty of success stories & passionate people making things happen for their local clubs.

Non-League Day aims to strengthen these lower leagues and help their clubs attract a new wave of supporters to go and watch their local team.

With a grateful rest from Newcastle United’s struggles why not give it a go today, you can’t complain about the selection on offer…

There are three stand out options this Saturday:

Gateshead v Cheltenham Town (National League –Conference)

Whitley Bay v Chorley (FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round)

Blyth Spartans v Sutton Coldfield Town (Evostik)

As an extra incentive, Gateshead have reduced prices for today’s match with Cheltenham Town (£10 adults, £5 concessions £1 U16s.

Whilst over at North Shields, you can see them take on Dunston for only £1 if you are a Newcastle United season ticket holder.

As well as those three matches, the Northern League has a full programme:

Northern League Division 1

Ashington v Shildon

Bedlington Terriers v Seaham Red Star

Consett v West Auckland Town

Durham City v Newton Aycliffe

Guisborough Town v Sunderland RCA

Morpeth Town v Jarrow Roofing BCA

Newcastle Benfield v Penrith

North Shields v Dunston UTS

Washington v Norton & Stockton Ancients

West Allotment Celtic v Bishop Auckland

Northern League Division 2

Billingham Town v Hebburn Town

Crook Town v Stokesley Sports Club

Darlington RA v Brandon United

Easington Colliery v Chester-Le-Street

Northallerton Town v Billingham Synthonia

Ryhope CW v Heaton Stannington

South Shields v Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

Thornaby v Esh Winning

Tow Law Town v Team Northumbria

Whickham v Birtley Town

Willington v Alnwick Town

All matches kick-off at 3pm – enjoy.