Chester-Le-Street Town vs South Shields Preview

By Bob Wray

The Mariners travel to Moor Park on Saturday for an Ebac Northern League Division Two fixture against Chester-Le-Street Town, with the kick-off at 3pm.

Following a spirited second half display away against Division One Marske United midweek in the League Cup second round, perhaps there could be grounds for a degree of optimism with midweek games probably not to be played again until February.

It would thus be opportune to see a level of team stability follow as a result of less calls now on shift workers to be absent through employment requirements.

That being hopefully the case, the requirement for league points for mid to upper division safety is made, and consistency in performances being the order of the day, and an equally much hoped for return to winning ways now in the run up to Christmas.


Chester Le Street. HOME.

P10. W5. D3. L2. F14. A14. Total GD -4, Pts. 30. League position 12th.

Form. Last six games eight points, form table placing 12th.

South Shields. AWAY.

P9. W2. D5. L2. F15. A16. Total GD -4. Pts. 26. League position 13th.

Form. Last six games nine points, form table placing 10th.


Ground directions : Leave the A1 (M) at junction 63 and at the roundabout take the 4th turn onto the A167. Go through three roundabouts and the ground is on the right, next to the Chester Moor Inn. Distance 12 miles. For satnavers DH2 3RW. Tel. 07933 725 006.


South Shields’ next game is away to Esh Winning on Saturday, December 7th.