Goalkeeper Dale Connor made his long-awaited debut for South Shields in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Birtley Town at Mariners Park.

Connor was with the Mariners at the start of the season, but because of work commitments, was unable to stay with the club longer-term.

Over recent weeks, though, he has returned to the fold, and he made his first appearance for the club against Birtley, keeping a clean sheet.

In the video above, he discusses how pleased he was to get the nod, and his hopes for the future.

Connor also talks about his background in football, and why he is so confident in his own ability.

Five South Shields players – along with kitman George McLaughlin – have taken on the Dizzy Goals challenge.

George was joined by Adam Curry, Jonny Wightman, Stephen Ramsey, Gareth Young and Dale Connor in taking a penalty after running around a ball 13 times.

The online campaign was started to raise awareness of Global Goals, ahead of the UN summit later this month.

The targets of the summit are to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change by 2030.

The Dizzy Goals challenge has been taken on by some of the biggest names in football, including Gareth Bale, Alan Shearer and Theo Walcott, so we decided we would have a go. The results are in the video above…

For more information about the Dizzy Goals Challenge, search for the hashtag #dizzygoals, Twitter account @TheGlobalGoals and website globalgoals.org

Video shot by Daniel Prince.