League Cup draw: North Shields to visit Mariners Park
South Shields have been handed a mouth-watering home tie against North Shields in the third round of the League Cup.
The match will see the cross-river neighbours go head-to-head in a match which is sure to capture the imagination at Mariners Park.
The Shields sides last faced each other in pre-season, when Warren Byrne’s strike was enough to see the Mariners prevail 1-0.
In competitive action, meanwhile, the last meeting was in April 2014, when North Shields secured the Northern League Division Two title with a 3-1 victory at Peterlee.
A date for the League Cup tie has not yet been arranged, but the details of it will be released in due course.
Full League Cup draw: Marske United vs Penrith, Morpeth Town vs Easington Colliery or Seaham Red Star, Whitley Bay vs Dunston UTS, Guisborough Town vs Ashington, Brandon United vs Bedlington Terriers or West Auckland Town, South Shields vs North Shields, Thornaby vs Esh Winning, Durham City vs Shildon.
Meanwhile, the winners of the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup tie between South Shields and Hebburn Town will face a trip to Billingham Synthonia in the quarter-final of the competition.
Full Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup draw: Heaton Stannington vs Whickham or Ryhope CW, Billingham Synthonia vs South Shields or Hebburn Town, Brandon United vs Billingham Town or Team Northumbria, Chester-le-Street Town vs Northallerton Town.