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Mariners to face Hebburn Town in pre-season friendly

South Shields are set to come up against a number of familiar faces later this month when they take on Hebburn Town in a pre-season friendly.

The game will take place at Mariners Park on Wednesday, July 25, with a 7.30pm kick-off.

Former Shields players Louis Storey, Graeme Armstrong, Luke Sullivan and Andrew Stephenson all joined Hebburn this summer, with ex-Mariners goalkeeper Steven Hubery also on the Hornets’ books.

Hebburn were promoted to Division One of the Northern League last season, and are ambitious as they look to make an impact at a higher level.

The two clubs last met in April 2016, when a 2-0 win for Shields at Mariners Park pushed them closer to the Northern League Division Two title.

The fixture with Hebburn means that the previously planned friendly on July 24, against an opponent which had not yet been confirmed, will not take place.

E-tickets for this game will be available to buy online in due course.

Here is the Mariners’ updated pre-season schedule:

Friday, July 13: Consett (H) (PURCHASE E-TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE)

Saturday, July 21: Blyth Spartans (H) (PURCHASE E-TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE)

Wednesday, July 25: Hebburn Town (H)

Saturday, July 28: Southampton Under-23s (H) – South Shields FC International Tournament (PURCHASE TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE)

Sunday, July 29: Celtic Under-23s or Marseille Under-23s (H) – South Shields FC International Tournament (PURCHASE TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE)

Saturday, August 4: Tadcaster Albion (A)

Saturday, August 11: Cleethorpes Town (A)