Cup finals for Under-16s

South Shields FC’s Under-16s side are set to play in two cup finals this month.

Next Sunday (April 13), the team will take on West Auckland Juniors at Durham FA in the County Cup final, with kick-off at 1pm.

They will also face Consett FC in the League Cup final two weeks later (April 27) at Russell Foster Football Centre, Newbottle, Houghton-le-Spring. Kick-off is at 10.30am.

Their next game is against Consett on Sunday at the Harton & Westoe Miners’ Welfare, while they play the return fixture on April 20.

Two days later, Shields take on Silksworth at home, followed by Fulwell Falcons away on April 29.

The team have eight games left to play, with two of those yet to be arranged.

They will finish the season with a home game against Fulwell FC on May 6 and a match at Peterlee on May 11.

The Under-16s sit eight points clear at the top of the table, but need 17 more points to guarantee the title.