Tickets are now on sale for the Mariners’ first home pre-season friendly, against Barrow on Saturday, July 16th (kick-off 2pm).

It promises to be an excellent early test of Kevin Phillips’ new-look side’s credentials as they come up against a Barrow team looking ahead to their third season in League Two.

The Bluebirds will be the first EFL outfit to visit 1st Cloud Arena since the pre-season match against Sunderland in July 2019.

Tickets are available now for all supporters, but season ticket holders with a seat have until 9am on Monday, June 27th to secure their seat before it goes on general sale.

Prices are as follows:

Adults: £8 (£10 seated)

Over-65s/Students/Disabled Supporters: £6 (£8 seated)

12 to 16-year-olds: £4 (£5 seated when accompanied by an adult or concession)

Under-12s: £3 (£4 seated when accompanied by an adult or concession)

To purchase a ticket for the Barrow game, please click here.

Anyone who has difficulty securing their ticket online can call the club office on 0191 454 7800 any weekday between 10am and 4pm, or visit the office between those same times.

Hospitality is also available for this fixture, with packages on sale for the Shipley Lounge, Barbour Lounge and executive boxes. To enquire or book, please email or call 0191 454 7800.

Ticket details for the club’s final three home pre-season friendlies will be announced in due course.

The club is pleased to announce seven pre-season friendly matches in preparation for the 2022-23 campaign.

Kevin Phillips and his coaches and players will begin pre-season training before kicking off their fixture programme with a trip to the Scottish border to take on Lowland League side Berwick Rangers on Saturday, July 9th.

Next up will be League Two opposition at 1st Cloud Arena, with Barrow to visit South Tyneside for the club’s first home friendly on Saturday, July 16th.

The Mariners will also take on several North East neighbours during pre-season, the first of which will involve a visit to Northern League outfit Ashington on Tuesday, July 19th.

Scarborough Athletic provide the next opponents, with the National League North new boys to travel to 1st Cloud Arena on Saturday, July 23rd.

Pitching In Northern Premier League East side Hebburn Town will host Shields on Tuesday, July 26th before the Mariners come up against another high-flying team from that division, Shildon, at home four days later.

The club hopes to announce a further pre-season fixture on Tuesday, August 2nd before completing their set of friendlies with a home match against Dunston on Saturday, August 6th.

Tickets and admission details for all of the above games will be confirmed in the weeks ahead.

The new league season is due to kick-off on Saturday, August 13th.

Here is a recap of the confirmed pre-season fixtures to date:

Saturday, July 9th: Berwick Rangers (A), 2pm kick-off

Saturday, July 16th: Barrow (H), TBC kick-off time

Tuesday, July 19th: Ashington (A), 7.30pm kick-off

Saturday, July 23rd: Scarborough Athletic (H), 3pm kick-off

Tuesday, July 26th: Hebburn Town (A), 7pm kick-off

Saturday, July 30th: Shildon (H), 3pm kick-off

Saturday, August 6th: Dunston (H), 3pm kick-off

South Shields FC is pleased to announce the signing of Scott Moloney on loan from Barrow.

The agreement will see the goalkeeper spend the next 28 days at 1st Cloud Arena as the Mariners cover for the injury sustained by Myles Boney in the New Year’s Day win over Scarborough Athletic.

Boney is expected to return to training in the next 10 to 14 days.

Moloney, 21, is a highly-rated goalkeeper who joined Barrow in the summer of 2020 after spells in the junior ranks of Hartlepool United and Bury. He has also previously had a loan stint with Skelmersdale United.

Shields manager Graham Fenton said: “We’ve been doing lots of work in the background over the last 10 days or so trying to cover the goalkeeper situation.

“We’re delighted to have signed Scott on a month’s loan.

“He has huge potential and is looking forward to playing some senior football over the next few weeks.

“He’s a goalkeeper who is very composed with the ball at his feet, which we require with the way we play.

“He’s also a very good shot-stopper and we’re very pleased to welcome him into the squad.”