South Shields and North Ferriby United will meet for the third time this season on New Year’s Day at Mariners Park.

Ferriby beat Shields 3-0 in the reverse league encounter in August before the Mariners got their revenge with a 4-0 FA Trophy win in October.

The victory over Shields is one of just two wins registered by Ferriby in the league so far this campaign.

They head into Tuesday’s fixture sitting bottom of the table, but the Mariners know that nothing can be taken for granted as they aim for an 11th consecutive win on home soil in the league.

Shields are expected to have a strong squad to choose from, with Gavin Cogdon and Ben Harmison among those set to be available again.

Ursene Mouanda is battling to return from illness, although Anthony Callaghan and Barrie Smith continue to miss out with their long-term injuries.

The Mariners are fourth in the Evo-Stik Premier Division heading into the 3pm kick-off, eight points behind leaders Nantwich Town with three games in hand.

Since being beaten 4-1 by Hyde United in mid-October, they have won seven and drawn two of their nine league games.

Another positive result would leave them in a good position to kick on in 2019.

Kick-off at Mariners Park is at 3pm and admission prices – which can be paid at the turnstiles – are £10 for adults, £8 for students and over-65s, and £3 for under-16s.

The turnstiles will open at 12pm and the usual Happy Hours will apply between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, and between 5pm and 6pm.

A DJ will perform in the marquee immediately after the match so stay behind and enjoy the atmosphere with us!

The latest game of the club’s Bingo Lottery was won on Saturday – with three entrants sharing the £732.50 prize.

The game ran for six weeks, before the six numbers of Neil Cairns, Ken Clark and John Gray were matched. They each claim a third of the jackpot, so are entitled to £244.16 each.

Congratulations to all of them, and thanks to everyone for their continued involvement.

Now is the ideal chance to sign up for the next game, which will start with this coming Saturday’s National Lotto draw.

Participants select six numbers between one and 59, and can also enter with more than one set of numbers for £1 per week per line.

Each Saturday, any numbers which come out on the National Lotto draw are ticked off until the first participant(s) match all six of their selections, therefore winning the prize.

Entry tickets can be downloaded at the Bingo Lottery section of the club website, and can also be obtained by calling Bob Scott on 07920 554377.

Two of South Shields’ upcoming home matches in the Evo-Stik Premier Division have been given new dates.

The Mariners were due to host Bamber Bridge on Saturday, March 9, but the fixture will now take place on Saturday, February 9.

Shields’ originally scheduled match for February 9 was away to Grantham. That game will be given a new date in due course.

On Saturday, March 9, Shields will now be at home to Marine.

View the updated fixture list by clicking here – please note, all games are subject to change.