Match Report: South Shields 1-1 Warrington Town (5-6 on pens)

Match Report: South Shields 1-1 Warrington Town (5-6 on pens)

South Shields suffered an agonising defeat on penalties as their promotion hopes were dashed by Warrington Town at 1st Cloud Arena.

Darius Osei handed the Mariners a first half lead in the play-off semi-final but Jordan Buckley hit back for the visitors after the break.

Both sides had opportunities to win the tie in extra-time but after they could not be separated over 120 minutes, it went to spot-kicks.

Two saves from Daniel Atherton ensured Warrington prevailed to take their place in the final against Scarborough Athletic.

Full report to follow.

South Shields: Boney, Hunter, Adams (c), Shaw, Morse, Bodenham, Wilding (Rose 74), Briggs, Hooper (Hodgson 90+1), McGowan (Jenkins 110), Osei. Subs not used: Tee, Kempster.

Goal: Osei (19).

Attendance: 2,014.

Image: Kev Wilson.