Match postponed

Today’s South Tyneside derby at Jarrow Roofing has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The pitch at the Boldon CA Sports Ground passed an initial inspection yesterday, but heavy overnight rain rendered the surface unplayable.

The postponement means Shields have not played on a Saturday – or in the league at all – since December 28 last year.

The Mariners will hope that run ends next Saturday, when they are due to host Washington at Peterlee in the league.

Full details of the rearranged fixture against Roofing will be revealed in the ‘Fixtures’ section of the site as and when possible.