The club is saddened to have learned of the passing of former player and manager Micky Taylor at the age of 58.
A huge character in the game and a talented striker, Micky had a distinguished playing spell with the Mariners before returning as manager alongside brother Joe in 2006.
Micky was a vital figure at the club in 2006 after being appointed manager by a newly-formed committee led by chairman Gary Crutwell, and a final day win against Penrith preserved Shields’ Northern League status.
Micky was popular throughout the North East and leaves with him many friends at each of the clubs he represented, including ourselves.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this extremely sad time.