Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 0 VS 2 South Shields
Teenage debutant Will Jenkins was among the scorers as South Shields progressed to the second round of the Durham Challenge Cup with a 2-0 win at Ryton and Crawcrook Albion.
The 17-year-old netted the Mariners’ second goal after Lee Mason had given them the lead early in the second half.
Jenkins was one of three Academy talents who made their debut at Kingsley Park, with Sam Hodgson and Mathew Wade making their senior bows as substitutes.
They helped see Shields through to the second round of a competition they last won in 2017.
SOUTH SHIELDS: Coombe, Baxter (Wade 79), Charlton, Turnbull, Morse (Brown 56), Wokoma, Thurston, Briggs (c), Mason (Hodgson 56), Jenkins, Odelusi. Subs not used: Boney, Gilchrist.
Goals: Mason (51), Jenkins (63).
WORDS: Daniel Prince. IMAGE: Kev Wilson.