A pitch inspection will take place ahead of tomorrow’s Northern League Division Two match against Washington at Eden Lane.

The inspection will take place at 10.30am, with South Shields looking to play their first league game since December 28.

Updates will be posted on Twitter, the club site and Non-League Zone following the inspection.

By Bob Wray

The Mariners welcome near neighbours Washington to Peterlee’s Eden Lane ground tomorrow for an Ebac Northern League Division Two fixture, with kick-off at 3pm.

The weather forecast is regrettably not too good, and there may well be a pitch inspection in the morning.

If this is the case, the result would be posted on this site and Non-League Zone for all supporters, but hopefully the first league game for the club since December 28th will be able to be played.

That said, the new players recently signed may feature in the starting X1 or on the bench, and otherwise a full squad strength selection will be hopefully available for the team management.

A few more points will help to secure a safe end of season league table position, and it is hoped that the team will see the second half of the league programme into a good final placing.

Washington. AWAY.

P13. W5. D1. L7. F25. A36. Total GD-19. Pts.36. League table 12th.

Form. Last six games 12 points, form table 5th.

South Shields. HOME.

P13. W4. D5. L3. F22. A25. Total GD-5. Pts.32. Lague table 14th.

Form. Last six games seven points. form table 13th.


South Shields’s next game is away to Northallerton Town, on Wednesday, February 5.

Today’s South Tyneside derby at Jarrow Roofing has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The pitch at the Boldon CA Sports Ground passed an initial inspection yesterday, but heavy overnight rain rendered the surface unplayable.

The postponement means Shields have not played on a Saturday – or in the league at all – since December 28 last year.

The Mariners will hope that run ends next Saturday, when they are due to host Washington at Peterlee in the league.

Full details of the rearranged fixture against Roofing will be revealed in the ‘Fixtures’ section of the site as and when possible.