By Bob Wray
South Shields travel to Marske United on Tuesday, November 26th, for an Ebac Northern League Cup second round tie. Kick off at the GER Stadium is 7.30pm.
Midweek games and their ever problematic availability of first choice players for team selection will no doubt determine the starting X1 and the subs bench.
On such matters will no doubt rest what happens on the pitch, however it is hoped that a strong side will take to the field and the match will be both competitive and entertaining for those supporters intending to make the journey.
It is equally well hoped that the Mariners will raise their game with a display as enjoyable as the recent one against Bishop Auckland.
So, with whichever players are wearing the claret and blue and whichever playing formation is employed, a decent game is anticipated.
Marske have slipped in form of late following a good initial start to the season, so this is perhaps an opportunity for the Mariners to provide opposition capable on their night of taking the spoils.
Marske United. HOME
P9. W5. D1. L3. F18. A14. Total GD 2. Pts. 26. League position 15th.
FORM. Last six games three points, form table place 20th.
South Shields. AWAY.
P9. W2. D5. L2. F15. A16. Total GD -4. Pts. 26. League position 13th.
FORM. Last six games nine points, form table place 10th.
South Shields’ next game is on Saturday, November 30th, away to Chester Le Street, and four thereafter, with the next home fixture on Saturday, December 14th versus Darlington RA.
Ground directions. Leave the A19 and join Parkway (A174) to Marske until Quarry Lane roundabout. Take turn (A1085) into Marske. Then right at roundabout into Meadow Road, first right – Southfield Road and right again to the ground. GER Stadium, Mount Pleasant Avenue, Marske by the sea. For satnavers postcode TS11 7BW. Tel. 01642 471091. Distance approximately 53 miles.