South Shields’ academy players are set to grace a Football League stadium once more when they take on Basford United in the final of the National League Under-19 Alliance League Cup.

The young Mariners booked their place in the final with a late 1-0 win over Maidstone United at Mariners Park on Wednesday.

Their reward is a trip to Walsall FC’s Banks’s Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, with kick-off set to be at 7pm.

It will be the second Football League ground the players have visited this season after their FA Youth Cup trip to Lincoln City in November.