South Shields drawn against Penrith in League Cup third round

South Shields drawn against Penrith in League Cup third round

South Shields are to host Penrith in the third round of the Northern League Cup.

The tie is expected to be played on Tuesday, January 17 at Mariners Park.

It will see the two sides go head-to-head for the second time within a month, with Penrith also making the journey to South Tyneside for a Northern League Division One fixture on Boxing Day.

It will mean two quickfire returns to Mariners Park for striker Martyn Coleman, who rejoined Penrith from Shields in the summer.

The full third round draw is as follows:

North Shields vs Chester-le-Street Town

Shildon vs Whitley Bay

Marske United vs Bishop Auckland

Consett vs Stockton Town

South Shields vs Penrith

Whickham vs Sunderland RCA

Dunston UTS or Hebburn Town vs Washington

Ashington vs Newcastle Benfield

All ties are due to be played on the week commencing January 16, 2017.