South Shields 2 VS 5 Morpeth Town
South Shields were eliminated from the Integro Cup after a second half comeback from Morpeth Town at Mariners Park.
The Mariners came from behind to lead 2-1 at half-time with goals from Lee Mason and Sefton Gonzales.
But Morpeth turned the game around again to go 3-2 ahead and Shields had a mountain to climb when, after having used all three substitutes, midfielder Arron Thompson was forced off with a head injury.
The Highwaymen struck twice more in the closing stages as they booked their place in the fourth round.
SOUTH SHIELDS: Whitley, Hunter (Baxter 46), Charlton, Turnbull (c), Verstraaten, Brown, Gillies (Briggs 70), Thompson, Gonzales (Gilchrist 70), Lowe, Mason. Sub not used: Ross.
Goals: Mason (20), Gonzales (29).
WORDS: Daniel Prince. IMAGE: Kev Wilson.