Monday’s FA Youth Cup tie between North Shields and South Shields has been postponed.
The decision was taken due to a number of North Shields players being required to self-isolate, with the young Mariners having been granted a bye to the second qualifying round.
Jon Shaw and Wess Brown’s side are now due to face an away game against the winners of the tie between Darlington and Cleator Moor Celtic in the week commencing Monday, October 5.
South Shields progressed to the third qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup with an impressive 3-1 win over North Shields at Mariners Park on Monday.
The young Mariners – who previously defeated Gateshead and Carlisle City in the competition – were in confident mood in front of a crowd just short of 400.
Quickfire goals late in the first half from Sam Hodgson and Will Jenkins put them into a commanding position and when Joao Gomes added a third in the second half, the tie was as good as over.
The Robins did score a consolation thanks to a superb free-kick from Josh Skivington, but it was the Mariners who made it through.
Full report to follow.
SOUTH SHIELDS: E Hodgson, Wade, Croft (Green 61), Ames (Williamson 72), Errington, Lockey (c) (L Black 29), Morris, S Black, S Hodgson, Jenkins, Gomes. Subs not used: Steavens, Taylor.
Goals: Hodgson (37), Jenkins (40), Gomes (69).
WORDS: Daniel Prince. IMAGE: Kev Wilson.
South Shields Under-18s’ FA Youth Cup second qualifying round match with North Shields will take place on Monday, September 30.
The eagerly anticipated River Tyne derby will be held at Mariners Park, with kick-off set to be at 7.30pm.
The young Mariners reached this stage of the competition with two impressive victories, first beating Gateshead 3-2 at the International Stadium before an excellent 10-0 win at Carlisle City in the first qualifying round.
They are now set to take to the field at Mariners Park for the first time this season and support would be hugely appreciated.
Admission prices on the night will be £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.
South Shields enjoyed superb support in last season’s competition as they made it all the way to the second round before losing to Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.
Gateshead, Spennymoor Town, Chorley and Macclesfield Town were among the teams they defeated on a stunning run in the cup which captured the imagination.