South Shields to host Newton Aycliffe in Durham Challenge Cup semi-final

South Shields to host Newton Aycliffe in Durham Challenge Cup semi-final

South Shields will host Newton Aycliffe in the Durham Challenge Cup semi-final after beating Gateshead in the last eight on Wednesday.

It is sure to be a tough test for the Mariners against a side sitting eighth in Ebac Northern League Division One, having played less games than anyone else in the league.

However, they will have home advantage at Mariners Park in the match, which is due to be played in the week leading up to Saturday, March 5.

In the other semi-final, meanwhile, Whickham face an away tie against the winners of the quarter-final between Easington Colliery and West Auckland Town.