South Shields’ Durham Challenge Cup trip to Ryton and Crawcrook Albion will take place on Wednesday, October 23.

The first round tie at Kingsley Park will kick-off at 7.30pm and will see the clubs come up against each other for the first time since March 2016, when the Mariners won 4-0 at Ryton with goals from John Grey, Stephen Ramsey, Julio Arca and David Foley.

That victory helped Shields on their way to winning the Northern League Division Two title – the first of three consecutive league championships and promotions secured by the club.

Shields reached the final of the Durham Challenge Cup last season before losing 1-0 to Shildon at the Stadium of Light, and won it in 2017, beating Billingham Synthonia in the final.

Ryton manager Tony Fawcett told the Shields Gazette that he was pleased to be drawn against the Mariners.

He said: “It’s a good draw for us and it will be good for the club.

“I think out of everyone in the cup, you want South Shields at home because they will bring the fans and they probably do that more than anyone else in the competition.

“The guys at our club work very hard and it’s a bit of a reward for them – it’s going to be a great night for our club.”

South Shields struck three late goals to complete a 4-0 victory at Ryton and Crawcrook Albion on Saturday.

The Mariners held a 1-0 lead for much of the game following John Grey’s 12th-minute opener, and had to wait until six minutes before the end for Stephen Ramsey to make the three points safe.

In stoppage time, a penalty from Julio Arca and header from David Foley added gloss to the scoreline as Shields went eight points clear at the top of Ebac Northern League Division Two.

Above are highlights from the game.

VIDEO: Daniel Prince. STILL IMAGE: Peter Talbot.

David Foley had an afternoon to remember at Ryton and Crawcrook Albion as his one goal and two assists helped South Shields to a 4-0 win.

Foley – who has shown terrific form over recent weeks – was at the heart of much of the Mariners’ positive play going forward.

In the video above, he talks about how pleased he was with the performance, and why Shields were ‘frustrated’ when the game stood at 1-0 for long periods.

Foley also discusses what he feels the Mariners need to do between now and the end of the season, and talks about why a midweek without a fixture will help.

VIDEO: Daniel Prince. STILL IMAGE: Peter Talbot.