South Shields vs Thornaby Preview

By Bob Wray

South Shields can only but hope that tomorrow’s home game against Thornaby will get the go ahead.

A pitch inspection – should it be required – will determine the issue in the morning, in view of the prevailing weather and the forecast.

If conditions are adverse, a friendly has been arranged as a contingency and will be held at Mortimer School, with the kick-off expected to be the same as last week at 2pm.

Shields expect to have an almost full-strength squad available for selection, so no doubt new signings will be featured in the line-up or be included on the subs bench.

The Mariners beat Thornaby in mid-September, and if the fixture is played will hope to complete a double and win three points to climb a little further up the league table, possibly into the top half.

So, best said it’s fingers crossed and hope for a bit of luck with the weather.


Thornaby. AWAY.

P13. W2. D1. L10. F18. A33. Total GD -5. Pts. 31. League Table 16th.

Form. Last six games 12 points, form table 5th.

South Shields. HOME.

P12. W4. D5. L3. F22. A 25. Total GD -5. Pts. 32. League Table 14th.

Form. Last six games seven points, form table 14th.


South Shields’s next game is on Saturday, February 22, away to Heaton Stannington.