Mariners to travel to Stratford Town in Buildbase FA Trophy

Mariners to travel to Stratford Town in Buildbase FA Trophy

South Shields face a trip to the West Midlands in the third qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Trophy after being drawn against Stratford Town.

The tie will take place on Saturday, November 24 and is due to kick-off at 3pm.

Shields’ league match away at Lancaster City, which had been scheduled for that day, has been postponed as a result.

Stratford drew 1-1 with Mickleover Sports in the second qualifying round before winning the replay 1-0 with a late goal on Tuesday.

They play in the Evo-Stik Central Premier Division and currently sit ninth in the table, having picked up 19 points from their first 12 games.

They are in fine form and are unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions, with nine of those games resulting in wins.