Morpeth Town 1-1 South Shields: Gilchrist strikes in derby draw

Morpeth Town 1-1 South Shields: Gilchrist strikes in derby draw

South Shields were denied a deserved derby victory at Morpeth Town by an equaliser from former favourite Carl Finnigan at Craik Park on Tuesday.

The Mariners were good value for the 1-0 lead handed to them by Jason Gilchrist 10 minutes into the second half and may have felt they should have been further ahead before Finnigan struck in the 79th minute.

The draw moved Shields two points clear at the top of the BetVictor Northern Premier Division but they will undoubtedly see the result as an opportunity missed.

Full report to follow.

SOUTH SHIELDS: Whitley, Hunter, Baxter, Ross, Morse, Verstraaten, Lowe, Briggs (c), Gilchrist (Osei 59), Mason (Gillies 81), Gonzales. Subs not used: Charlton, Brown, Thompson.

Goal: Gilchrist (55).

Attendance: 1,704.

WORDS: Daniel Prince. IMAGE: Kev Wilson.