Date set for FA Youth Cup tie with Harrogate Town

Date set for FA Youth Cup tie with Harrogate Town

A place in the first round of the FA Youth Cup is the prize at stake for South Shields and Harrogate Town on Monday, October 14.

The third qualifying round tie will take place at Mariners Park as the teams aim for a place in the main draw.

Shields are looking to get there for the second year in succession, having brilliantly made it all the way to the second round last season before being defeated by Lincoln City.

There is huge hunger for a similar or better run in this season’s competition, and the young Mariners are relishing their second opportunity of the campaign to play under the lights at Mariners Park.

A 3-2 win at local rivals Gateshead was followed by a 10-0 thrashing of Carlisle City and another derby victory as they saw off North Shields 3-1 at Mariners Park.

A crowd of 395 watched the young Mariners get the better of North Shields in the second qualifying round last week.

Kick-off on Monday at Mariners Park is at 7.30pm and admission prices are £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.

Please come and cheer the lads on!