The club can confirm that goalkeeper Scott Pocklington has decided to leave Mariners Park following the 2015-16 season.
Pocklington, who joined South Shields from Bishop Auckland last September, had an important role in last season’s Northern League Division Two title win. He made 31 appearances in all competitions.
The club would like to thank him for his great efforts during the season, and wish him and his family all the very best for the future.
An announcement on Pocklington’s new club is expected to be made in due course.
Reflecting on his departure from Mariners Park, the goalkeeper posted on Twitter: “I want to thank South Shields FC for a great season! Unreal set of lads will miss them all! Fans were class! Been an amazing season! Thanks!”
Goalkeeper Scott Pocklington declared he had “enjoyed every minute” of his debut season at South Shields after the Mariners completed their league campaign.
Pocklington kept a clean sheet in the Mariners’ 1-0 win at Northallerton Town, and afterwards hailed his team-mates.
In the video above, he discusses the final-day victory, and the season as a whole.
He also talks about his hopes for the future, and the atmosphere in the Shields dressing room.
VIDEO: Daniel Prince. STILL IMAGE: Peter Talbot.
Goalkeeper Scott Pocklington recorded his fourth clean sheet in a row on Saturday as South Shields defeated league leaders Team Northumbria 2-0 at Mariners Park.
Pocklington has conceded just one goal in his five appearances since joining the Mariners from Bishop Auckland, and could not have hoped for a much more positive start to life at Shields.
In the video above, he discusses his display against Team Northumbria, which saw him make a vital triple stop in the first half and a fine double save after the break.
Pocklington also talks about why he “prides himself” on clean sheets, how well he has settled into the group and how impressed he has been with the Shields supporters since joining the club, before looking ahead to Tuesday’s game at Whickham.
The main image attached to this article was captured by Peter Talbot.