Denson set for 200th appearance

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LUKE DENSON is set to play his 200th competitive game for the Seagulls on Saturday when they travel to fifth-placed Kendal Town  knowing a victory could see them climb into the top four of the Evostik Divison One North table.
 The Bay are currently edged out of sixth spot on goal difference by Lancaster City, who face a tough away game at second-placed Farsley Celtic, and are just one point behind both Kendal and fourth-placed Tadcaster, and two points behind third-placed Bamber Bridge who travel to Trafford.
 Kendal have won six of their last nine league and cup games, but were beaten 3-0 by Clitheroe in last home game and  Colne have also won at the Pye Motors Stadium this season.
 Manager Paul Moore said: “We’ve got two tough games in four days with Radcliffe Borough at our place on Tuesday, but we have had two excellent reports on our opponets from Dave Hughes so we know what to expect.
 “We are second in the form table at the moment with just one defeat in our last seven games, of which we’ve won five, and want to keep that going if we can.”
  The directors are to make a presentation to Denson, who made his Bay debut in a 1-1 draw at Wakefield in August 2009 and returned last season after spells at Chester and AFC Fylde,  before Tuesday’s home game against Radcliffe.
  For the game at Kendall  Gaz Burnett is back in the squad after training well on Thursday following a shoulder injury, while Chris Gahgan is  available again and goalkeeper Kieran Wolland, who has returned to the club on loan from Wrexham until January, will also be travelling as cover for Shaun Pearson.
  New signing Michael Roddy is also available for a possible debut after his international clearance came through this afternoon (Friday).
 The Bay, however, are without Gaz Grant who is away, so Kyle Armstrong is likely to fill in alongside Tom Hardwick in the centre of defence.
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THE Reserves play Holyhead Hotspur Reserves at The Oval, Llandudno, with a 2:30pm kick off.