Fenton delighted to seal Daly capture
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Graham Fenton told of South Shields’ long-standing admiration of new boy Luke Daly after revealing the midfielder had snubbed interest from elsewhere to join the Mariners. Daly played twice against Shields last season for former club Droylsden, impressing on both occasions. His performances caught the eye of Fenton and fellow joint manager Lee Picton, and…

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South Shields defender Gary Brown opens up on health scare
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Defender Gary Brown has opened up on a health scare which saw him initially told he had suffered a heart attack. Brown was substituted during South Shields’ 11-0 Durham Challenge Cup win over West Auckland Tunns in October because of chest pains. Club physio Andy Morris immediately sent the 31-year-old to hospital, where he was…

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Praise for Lee Mason as outstanding goalscoring form continues
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Lee Picton has praised Lee Mason’s outstanding goalscoring form and revealed the forward was substituted as a precaution against North Ferriby United. Mason’s New Year’s Day brace made it seven goals in his last four appearances. His excellent form has coincided with the birth of his daughter Matilda, who was born prior to the game…

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