Jonny Wightman feels South Shields’ 2-1 win over Washington showed how far the team has come in recent weeks.

Wightman scored a superb volley to put Shields 2-0 up in the FA Vase tie at Mariners Park, and afterwards expressed his emotions.

In the video above, the forward discusses how special the day was to him as a South Shields native, and talks through his goal.

He also talks about what he feels the key is behind the Mariners’ current form, why he’s pleased to now be in his stride and why it’s important Shields maintain the same attitude in the weeks ahead.

VIDEO: Daniel Prince. STILL IMAGE: Peter Talbot.

Lewis Galpin expressed his delight after helping South Shields to a 2-1 victory over Washington in the FA Vase on Saturday.

Galpin – who is part of a defence which had recorded five clean sheets in a row prior to the Washington game – was once again solid at the back as the Mariners beat the high-flying Ebac Northern League Division One side.

The 21-year-old admitted he did not care how the team played in the match, as the only thing that mattered to him was getting through to the next round.

In the video above, Galpin discusses the Washington game, why the FA Vase is so special to him and how much he feels the team has improved over recent weeks.

He goes on to talk about the competition for places at Mariners Park and why the fans at Shields are the best he has ever played in front of, and looks ahead to Tuesday’s game against Ryhope Colliery Welfare.

VIDEO: Daniel Prince. STILL IMAGE: Peter Talbot.

South Shields manager Jon King praised his players after they knocked high-flying Ebac Northern League Division One side Washington out of the FA Vase on Saturday.

The Mariners performed superbly at Mariners Park, and goals by Andrew Bulford and Jonny Wightman sealed the club’s progress into the first round of the competition.

In the video above, King discusses the win over Washington, why it was a full squad effort and his excitement about the club’s prospects in the Vase.

He also talks about the performances of a number of players, again heaps praise on the crowd of 462, discusses the addition of Lewis Teasdale and looks ahead to Tuesday’s league game against Ryhope Colliery Welfare at Mariners Park.

VIDEO: Daniel Prince. STILL IMAGE: Peter Talbot.