Six pre-season friendlies announced by Mariners

Six pre-season friendlies announced by Mariners

South Shields’ pre-season schedule has become clearer after six friendlies were announced ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

All of the games are subject to change, while there are more friendlies awaiting confirmation.

All those currently scheduled are away fixtures, beginning with a match at Bedlington Terriers on Tuesday, July 12.

Shields will travel to take on Ibby Hassan’s former club, Whitby Town, on Saturday, July 16, before making the short trip to Hebburn Town on Monday, July 18.

The Mariners will then face David Palmer’s ex-side, Seaham Red Star, on Friday, July 22.

A further game is scheduled at Crook Town on Tuesday, July 26, with the traditional Sam Bartram Memorial Cup match at Boldon CA taking place on Saturday, July 30.