Almost 1,000 tickets have been sold for the Boxing Day derby between South Shields and Hebburn Town at Mariners Park.

With two weeks to go until the match, it appears increasingly likely that it will become all-ticket. To avoid disappointment, fans are urged to book up fast.

With a potentially large crowd anticipated, the club decided to print tickets for the fixture.

Season ticket holders will be able to show their ticket as usual to gain entry to the match, while for all other supporters, the ticket prices will be £5 for adults, £3 for students and over-65s, and £1 for under-16s.

The tickets can be collected and paid for from Mariners Park, or over the phone by calling 0191 454 7800. The tickets can be paid for via card, and supporters can then either pick them up from Mariners Park or have them delivered for a postage and packaging cost of £1.

Depending on ticket sales, there may still be cash turnstiles in operation on the day of the game. The match will kick-off at 3pm.

After the game, there will be a performance from guitarist and vocalist Tony Bengtsson.

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