South Shields collected their first performance award as an EVO-STIK League club ahead of Tuesday’s Integro League Cup tie against Farsley Celtic at Mariners Park.
The Mariners’ efforts at the start of the season earned them the EVO-STIK North Division Club of the Month award in a combined accolade for August and September.
Julio Arca and Craig Baxter received the prize on behalf of their team-mates before Tuesday’s match, which Shields went on to win 5-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
EVO-STIK League representative Paul Hatt visited Mariners Park to make the presentation, handing over a glass memento and a bottle of spirits.
Shields’ recognition came after they won eight of their opening nine league games to kick-off life as a Northern Premier League club in fine style.
The winners of the EVO-STIK South Division award were Cleethorpes Town, who the Mariners met in last season’s FA Vase final at Wembley.
Shaw Lane had their excellent start to the campaign recognised as they were presented with the top flight award.
IMAGE: Peter Talbot.