South Shields are to take on West Auckland Tunns in the first round of the Durham Challenge Cup at Mariners Park.

The Mariners were pitted against the Wearside League outfit when the draw for the first round was made on Tuesday.

Originally, the tie was due to be played at West Auckland Tunns, but as the club does not currently have floodlights, the Tunns had an option to reverse the fixture or play it at a neutral venue.

It has been decided that the game will take place on Tuesday, October 23 at Mariners Park, with kick-off at 7.30pm.

Admission prices will be confirmed in due course.

The Evo-Stik Premier Division match between South Shields and Bamber Bridge – which had been due to take place that night – has been postponed as a result. A new date will be confirmed in due course.