The club is to run a supporters’ coach to the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup semi-final at Billingham Town.

It promises to be a big occasion for the Mariners, and the club is hoping townsfolk will get behind the team to hopefully cheer them to victory in the game, which will take place on Tuesday, March 3.

A seat on the bus will cost £6 per supporter, with the first pick-up point set to be at South Shields Town Hall at 6pm.

The next pick-up will be at The Nook (in the lay-by next to the Health Centre) at 6.10pm, with the final pick-up to be at the bottom of John Reid Road at 6.20pm. For the final pick-up point, turn left at the bottom of John Reid Road, and the coach will pick up from the next bus stop or lay-by on Newcastle Road.

Kick-off at The Evolution Arena in Billingham is at 7.45pm, and with South Shields in terrific form at present, hopes are high as the Mariners look to make it into the final.

The bus will return to South Shields, with the same drop-off points, immediately after the game, and seats on the bus will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supporters are asked to register their interest as quickly as they can, as if demand is exceeded, the club will then be able to upgrade to a larger coach.

Those who would like to book a place on the bus, or would like more information, can call 0191 537 2633 or 07920 554377.

Thanks for your support – your backing could make all the difference! Up the Mariners!