Mariners to travel to Cleethorpes in FA Vase final repeat
South Shields will travel to Cleethorpes Town in the third round of the Integro Cup in what will be a repeat of last May’s FA Vase final.
The two teams met at Wembley on what proved to be the greatest day in the Mariners’ history as they triumphed 4-0 to win their first national trophy.
Now they will face each other in another cup tie on a date which is yet to be confirmed.
Clee looked to be heading for a second round exit on Wednesday when they trailed 2-0 at home to Tadcaster Albion.
However, they launched a stunning comeback and scored twice in the closing stages to book the FA Vase final rematch.
The third round of the Integro Cup is due to be played on the week commencing Monday, January 29, but this tie will not take place that week as the Mariners’ Durham Challenge Cup trip to Hartlepool United on Tuesday, January 30 takes precedence.
The date for the tie will be confirmed in due course.