The club’s weekly bingo lottery is hoping to attract more punters to help the fund raising efforts towards operating costs this season, and any help from any quarter would be greatly welcomed and very much appreciated.

That said all SSFC Supporters Association members who are not as yet participating subscribers to the scheme, with their family members, their relations, neighbours, friends and colleagues, and general website readers and visitors,  and friends of friends wherever and whomever they all may be are much requested to please contact the club and so help the cause.

Details and particulars of the scheme, which is based on the National Lottery Saturday evening numbers only are as follows, and the contact details for applicants of club officials are as follows.

The actual amount of the winners prize is determined by the number of players, its a case of ‘the more the merrier’, so hopefully this request will be successful and more new punters will come forward and help the club with their membership of the scheme, thank you.


South  Shields FC  Bingo Lottery

1. Pick 6 numbers. 1 – 49. Costs £1 per entry 2. Choose how many weeks you want to participate. It’s a minimum of £1 per week. 3. Each Saturday on the main national lottery draw any numbers you have that are also in the main draw (not bonus ball) is ticked off. 4.The numbers in each draw will be deemed to be simultaneous ie. no number will have preference 5.The winner(s) shall be the first member(s) to mark off all six numbers. 6. In the event of more than one member completing his line at the same draw, the prize money will be shared

7.Any winning person in arrears of 2 weeks or more will not be paid out and the fund will roll over to the next pot.  Where there are joint winners in this situation the prize fund will be split between those winners who are not in arrears.

Contact  Gary Crutwell 07947480054 or Bob Scott on 07920554377  for your entry tickets


The Mariners travel to the other St. James Park on Saturday, November 2nd to meet Alnwick Town in an Ebac Northern League Division Two fixture, kick off at 3.00pm.

Like the illustrious occupants of the ground with the same name, the home club also play in the same familiar black and white stripes.

Three points as hopefully forthcoming could place Shields comfortably in mid table if results elsewhere also go for them, and with yet games in hand against some of the clubs above them.

The transfer of striker Dan Hindmarsh from West Auckland has now been completed, and he will add more fire power options to the attack.


Alnwick Town HOME.

P5. W1. DO. L4. F5. A15. Total GD-16. Pts. 14. League position 19th.

FORM. Last 6 games O points.

South Shields AWAY.

P6. W2. D3. L1. F10. A10. Total GD-4. Pts. 20. League position 15th.

Last 6 games 9 points.


Next game is at home to Stokesley Sports Club, on Saturday, November 9th.


For satnavers St. James Park –  NE66 1BG, and tel. no. 01665 602 342.

South Shields claimed a 2-0 win over Bishop Auckland to progress in the Durham Challenge Cup.

The clash remained goalless at half-time despite a number of chances for the Mariners.

On 21 minutes, Stephen Ramsey played in Adam Burnicle, who fired wide.

Eight minutes later, Ramsey looked set to pull the trigger as he connected with Craig Watson’s free-kick, but was ruled offside.

Shields started well after the break, and went close with a Watson free-kick.

On 52 minutes, Bishops forced a good save from Jak Wells, but five minutes later it was Shields who broke the deadlock – Burnicle flicking the ball through the keeper’s legs.

In time added on, Bishops threw everyone forward including their keeper, but the ball was cleared, and after Richard Logan and Burnicle combined to dispossess a defender, the later was left with a simple tap-in to seal the 2-0 success.