Shields face Sunderland RCA trip in Durham Challenge Cup

Shields face Sunderland RCA trip in Durham Challenge Cup

South Shields have been handed an away tie against Sunderland RCA in the quarter-final of the Durham Challenge Cup.

The Mariners defeated Chester-le-Street Town 2-1 in the second round on Tuesday to book their place in the last eight.

Shields and Sunderland RCA met in the second round of the competition last season, with an Andrew Stephenson hat-trick sealing a 3-2 victory for the Mariners.

The two teams also regularly met during Shields’ time in the Northern League, with a vital 2-1 success for the Mariners late in the 2016-17 season playing a huge role in their title win.

RCA are seventh in Northern League Division One and play at Meadow Park, which has a postcode of SR2 0RJ.

A date for the tie will be announced in due course.