The FA Youth Cup first qualifying round tie between South Shields and Pickering Town will take place on Monday, September 13.

The match will be held at 1st Cloud Arena with a kick-off time of 7.30pm.

Admission prices are £3 for adults and £1 for concessions, with only a cash turnstile in operation. There will be no tickets sold in advance.

Shields received a walkover in the preliminary round after opponents Guisborough Town withdrew.

Pickering, meanwhile, overcame Penrith 4-3 in an entertaining tie to reach this stage.

The young Mariners have enjoyed some notable achievements in this competition in the past, particularly in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 campaigns, when they reached the second round and third round respectively.

Last season, Wess Brown’s side progressed to the third qualifying round before being beaten 4-2 on penalties by Altrincham.

South Shields’ Under-18s will take on Guisborough Town in the preliminary round of the 2021-22 FA Youth Cup.

The tie will be played on Tuesday, August 31st at 1st Cloud Arena with a 7.30pm kick-off.

The young Mariners will be looking to emulate the achievements of previous Shields Academy sides in the competition.

Shields reached the second round in 2018-19 before going one better the following season, only losing out to an outstanding Fulham team.

Last season, the Mariners were beaten on penalties by Altrincham in the third qualifying round.

Admission prices for the tie against Guisborough will be confirmed in due course.

South Shields will host Guisborough Town in the preliminary round of the FA Youth Cup.

The draw for the early rounds of the competition was made on Friday lunchtime, and the winner of the aforementioned tie will be at home to Pickering Town or Penrith in first round qualifying.

The date of the Guisborough fixture is yet to be confirmed, although it is due to be played during the week commencing Monday, August 30th.

Shields have made quite an impression in the FA Youth Cup in recent seasons, particularly in 2018-19 and 2019-20, when they reached the second and third rounds respectively. Last season, they made it to third round qualifying.