Supporters are being given the chance to make savings by purchasing tickets for South Shields home matches online.

Starting with the fixture against Farsley Celtic on Saturday, January 19, all tickets bought online for league games will be at a reduced rate.

Tickets for the Farsley game are available online priced at £9 for adults, £7 for students and over-65s, and £2 for under-16s.

Supporters will still be able to pay at the turnstiles on matchday as usual, at a cost of £10 for adults, £8 for students and over-65s, and £3 for under-16s.

Reduced price tickets for the Farsley match are available by clicking here.

You can also now buy tickets for the game against Whitby Town on Saturday, January 26 at the reduced rate by clicking here.

When purchasing online, select the e-ticket option and you will receive an email with your tickets.

You can then bring a printed copy of your tickets to be scanned at the turnstiles, or bring a digital copy on your mobile phone which can be scanned on arrival.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope you can be there to help us as we aim for a fourth consecutive promotion.

Graham Fenton has hailed South Shields’ magnificent travelling supporters following Saturday’s hard-fought win at Whitby Town.

The Mariners won an important three points on the road thanks to a rare strike from Craig Baxter late in the game.

They were roared on at the Turnbull Ground by an away following estimated to be in excess of 500, and the Shields fans who made the trip helped to generate a superb atmosphere.

Joint manager Fenton says they played a big part in the victory.

He said: “The supporters were our 12th man. They carried us.

“We were trying to get messages on the pitch and the players couldn’t hear a thing.

“The support was absolutely phenomenal.

“We knew from social media that a lot of people were coming down, and we could tell how noisy they were going to be from the warm-up.

“They helped us to the victory.”

The win was Shields’ third away from home this season, following victories at Stalybridge Celtic and Matlock Town.

Fenton was pleased with the battling qualities shown by the Mariners as they remained sixth in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

He added: “It was such an important win for us.

“A lot has been made of our away form, but Saturday was so pleasing.

“We were against a good team in horrible conditions, and managed to show we can dig in for a full 90 minutes.

“The two away wins we had before that were slightly different victories, and in this one we had to be patient.

“It was so pleasing to show that side of our game.

“We’ve shown time and time again at Mariners Park when the weather is nice on a perfect pitch we can really play football.

“This is the side of the game we need to show ourselves and everyone else we can do really well in.”

Shields are back in action on Saturday when they host Hyde United in the Buildbase FA Trophy.

Kick-off is at 3pm and admission prices – which can be paid at the turnstiles – are £10 for adults, £8 for students and over-65s, and £3 for under-16s.

Picture by Kev Wilson.

Craig Baxter drilled in a late winner as South Shields banished their away day blues with a memorable 1-0 victory at Whitby Town on Saturday.

Baxter found the net nine minutes from the end to seal the Mariners’ third win on the road this season in front of an estimated away following of 500.

Shields had been knocking on the door for much of the second half before Baxter struck the decisive blow with his third goal for the club.

It was an important win for Shields as they closed the gap on top two Scarborough Athletic and Nantwich Town, who were both beaten.

Joint managers Lee Picton and Graham Fenton made no changes to the Mariners side which defeated North Ferriby United 4-0 in the FA Trophy four days earlier, and they immediately had to battle the conditions as they kicked into a strong wind.

Whitby pinned them back in the early stages and had some opportunities.

Lewis Maloney volleyed over from close range after a delivery from the right, before Dale Hopson dragged an effort wide and Junior Mondial thrashed a further shot over.

Shields gradually gained a foothold and had their first chance on the half-hour mark as Blair Adams’ shot from the edge of the area was deflected over and captain Jon Shaw headed wide from the resulting corner.

Both sides struggled to create clear-cut opportunities in the remainder of the half but Shields went into the break confident ahead of having the wind at their backs in the second period.

They immediately made inroads, and almost took the lead seven minutes into the second half when David Foley rattled the crossbar with a curled effort after being played in by Josh Gillies.

The Mariners had come out for the second half with the bit between their teeth and went close again when substitute Ben Harmison nodded the ball down to Lee Mason and he prodded it just past the post.

Adams was next to go close as he fizzed a ball across the area which was deflected out for a corner, before Shaw had an even better chance when he headed wide from close range.

It was beginning to look like it might be one of those days for Shields as further chances came and went.

Adams was finding joy on the left flank and almost provided the breakthrough when his teasing delivery found Foley at the back post, but he could only divert the ball over.

Whitby had struggled to break into the Shields half in the second half, but fired their visitors a warning with 15 minutes left when Mondial flicked an effort wide after a ball from the right by Josh Nearney.

The Mariners responded in style and broke the deadlock in fine style in the 81st minute.

Mason beat the defence with a superb pass on the right of the area as he played in Baxter, and he rifled a shot into the bottom left corner to spark jubilant scenes among the large away support.

Shields continued to have much of the play after the goal and almost made it two when Mason’s effort was scrambled clear.

Liam Connell was called on to make a decent save from Maloney before Shields had another chance as Mason was played in by Harmison before firing well over.

The hosts’ final chance to seal a late point fell the way of captain Hopson, but he skewed his effort wide from long range as Shields saw the game out.

The celebrations after the final whistle showed how much it meant to all connected with the club as they ended their run of away defeats.

They will look for another victory on Saturday when they host Hyde United in the FA Trophy.

SOUTH SHIELDS: Connell, Baxter, Adams (Lough 73), Shaw (c), Morse, Turnbull, Lowe (Mouanda 83), Briggs, Mason, Gillies (Harmison 53), Foley. Subs not used: Wright, Guy.

Goal: Baxter (81).

Attendance: 776.

WORDS: Daniel Prince. IMAGE: Peter Talbot.