Fresh from completing a cup double at the weekend, South Shields’ Under-16s take on Fulwell FC tomorrow as they look to close in on the league title.
With just four games remaining in the Russell Foster Premier League, the young Mariners need two more wins to guarantee the title.
They won 6-1 against Fulwell Falcons at Peterlee’s Eden Lane last night, and are looking to add the championship to their League and County Cups.
Tomorrow’s game is being held at the Harton and Westoe Miners’ Welfare Ground, in Low Lane, South Shields, with kick-off at 6.30pm.
The team would welcome any support on the night.
South Shields’ Under-16s are set to play in the League Cup final on Sunday.
They are looking for their second cup triumph of the season, after winning the County Cup earlier this month.
Consett are the Mariners’ opponents on Sunday at the Russell Foster Centre, Newbottle, Houghton-Le-Spring, DH4 4WL.
Kick-off is at 10.30am and all support for the team would be much appreciated.
Shields took on Consett on Sunday in the league, and won 3-0 away from home.
They have been awarded the game tonight against Silksworth, as the opponents are unable to field a team.
Shields, therefore, have been given a 1-0 victory, so now need just eight points from their remaining five games to clinch the league title for the sixth year running.
The club’s Under-16s side are celebrating after winning the prestigious County Cup.
The youngsters beat West Auckland Juniors 3-1 on Sunday at Durham FA.
Shields started the game excellently, and took the lead within a couple of minutes with a header from Aidan Heywood.
They dominated the remainder of the half, but could not find a second goal, partly down to very good defending from West Auckland as well as poor finishing.
The second half began in the same fashion as the first, with Shields dominating the early exchanges, and they deservedly went 2-0 up with a volley from Ewan Simpson.
The Mariners wrapped it up with a third from Ben Bayles after a very good move down the left-hand side.
West grabbed a deserved consolation after a good header from a free-kick into the box, which should have been dealt better with.
South Shields’ Under-16s have seven league games left this season, and a League Cup final on the 27th of this month at Russell Foster Centre, Newbottle, against a very good Consett side. All support will be greatly appreciated.