South Shields vs Norton and Stockton Ancients Preview

By Bob Wray

The Mariners welcome Norton and Stockton Ancients to Peterlee’s Eden Lane on Saturday for an Ebac Northern League Division Two fixture, with kick-off at 3pm.

Following on from a most disappointing and frustrating result midweek against Thornaby, with yet another drawn game, can it be hoped that Shields can beat one of last season’s fellow relegated clubs?

Numerous postponed games will be now in the process of getting rearranged match dates, and these could and should represent opportunities for points with which to help climb the league table.


Norton and Stockton Ancients. AWAY.

P19. W7. D5. L7. F35. A33. Total GD7. Pts. 56. League table 6th.

Form. Last six games nine points, form table 9th.

South Shields. HOME.

P14. W4. D7. L3. F23. A26. Total GD-10. Pts. 34. League table 16th.

Form. Last six games four points, form table 20th.


South Shields’ next match is away to West Allotment Celtic, on Wednesday, March 19, with kick-off at 7.30pm.