Match Preview: South Shields vs Scarborough Athletic, Evo-Stik Premier Division

Match Preview: South Shields vs Scarborough Athletic, Evo-Stik Premier Division

South Shields bring the curtain down on another league season at Mariners Park on Monday when they take on Scarborough Athletic.

Shields go into the match third in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, three points behind leaders Farsley Celtic and one point behind Warrington Town.

With just one automatic promotion spot available, there is no margin for error for the Mariners heading into the game against Scarborough, which will be followed by a trip to Gainsborough Trinity to conclude the league season on Saturday.

They will be up against a Scarborough side needing a win to stay in contention for a play-off place.

The Seadogs are seventh in the table, four points behind Gainsborough, who currently occupy the final play-off spot.

The reverse fixture saw Shields win 3-1 at the Flamingo Land Stadium on Boxing Day, but the Mariners are expecting a tough encounter against a side under new management following the appointment of John Deacey.

Boro beat Grantham 2-0 on Saturday to stay in play-off contention, while Robert Briggs scored a stoppage time penalty for Shields to secure a 1-1 draw at Stafford Rangers.

Kick-off on Monday is at 3pm and admission prices – which can be paid at the turnstiles – are £10 for adults, £8 for students and over-65s, and £3 for under-16s. Discounted tickets will be available until midnight on Sunday by clicking here.

The turnstiles will open at 12pm and there will be Happy Hours in operation between 12pm and 1.30pm, and from 5pm to 6pm. Pints of Foster’s, John Smith’s and Strongbow will be £2, with Birra Moretti available for £2.50.

After the game, Mea Deen will perform in the marquee. Mea helped to create a party atmosphere following the final home game of last season, and we are expecting more of the same on Monday. A DJ will perform after Mea.

Meanwhile, supporters looking to pick up a bargain will be able to purchase Shields 2018-19 replica shirts for just £10 from the club shop on Monday. All shirts must go so please take advantage of the deal while stocks last!

The club would like to thank all supporters for their outstanding support throughout 2018-19 and, with Monday the final home league game of the season, we hope you can join us once again.