Goalkeeper Myles Boney and midfielder Nathan Lowe have joined Darlington on loan from South Shields.

The pair have penned month-long deals at Blackwell Meadows, with the Mariners currently unable to play matches or train together due to national coronavirus restrictions.

Darlington’s National League North season is continuing during the national lockdown, meaning Boney and Lowe will be given an opportunity to compete for game-time over the next month.

They are the fourth and fifth Shields players to complete temporary moves to National League North sides, with Blair Adams and Dillon Morse currently at Gateshead, and Jason Gilchrist at York City.

We wish Myles and Nathan well for their loan spells and look forward to seeing them back in Shields colours at the earliest opportunity.

Striker Jason Gilchrist has linked up with York City on a month-long loan deal.

With South Shields currently unable to play games or train together due to national coronavirus restrictions, Gilchrist has become the third Mariner to join a National League North side on a temporary basis in a bid for match action.

Gilchrist’s move follows similar deals which took Dillon Morse and Blair Adams to Gateshead last week.

We wish Jason well for his loan spell as he aims to help bolster York’s promotion bid.

There was late drama for loan duo Dillon Morse and Blair Adams as Gateshead snatched a 1-0 victory against Guiseley in National League North on Saturday.

Macaulay Langstaff struck the only goal in second half stoppage time as Morse and Adams marked their debuts for the Heed with all three points and a clean sheet.

The pair are on a month-long loan at the International Stadium while coronavirus restrictions continue to prevent South Shields from playing matches or training together.

Morse was rewarded for his display with the man of the match award as Gateshead moved up to 10th in the National League North table.

The defender told Gateshead’s official website afterwards: “It’s a perfect debut for me.

“First and foremost, you want the lads to get the three points.

“Anything on top of that is a bonus, so I’m delighted.

“All of the lads were brilliant today – me and Blair were struggling for fitness so they’ve helped us massively.

“We’ve played once since the start of November so we were lacking some sharpness, but I’m just buzzing to be back on a football pitch at the end of the day.”