South Shields to play Witton Albion in Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round

South Shields to play Witton Albion in Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round

South Shields have been drawn away to Witton Albion in the first qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The tie is expected to take place at Wincham Park on Saturday, September 2.

The Mariners reached this stage of the competition by beating Bridlington Town 3-1 in front of the BBC cameras on Saturday.

They will now be hoping to reach the second qualifying round for the first time since 1997 – and only the third time since the club reformed in 1974.