New dates for two of South Shields’ remaining Evo-Stik Premier Division fixtures have been confirmed.

The Mariners will travel to Lancaster City on Saturday, December 22.

The home match against Workington will take place on Saturday, December 29.

Kick-off in both games will be at 3pm.

The games had earlier been postponed because of cup commitments.

South Shields’ upcoming home games against Workington and Marine have been postponed.

The Workington match had been due to be held at Mariners Park on Tuesday, October 9.

However, following Workington’s 0-0 draw with Kidsgrove Athletic in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, they will now be involved in an Emirates FA Cup replay in midweek.

Similarly, Marine’s progress in the Emirates FA Cup has forced the postponement of their visit to Mariners Park on Saturday, October 20.

Marine defeated Brackley Town 3-2 on Saturday to reach the fourth qualifying round of the competition, which is due to be held on October 20.

New dates for both games and more fixture news will be released in due course.

South Shields made it 14 goals in three games with a stunning demolition of Workington in the quarter-final of the Integro Cup on Thursday.

The Mariners stormed to a 5-1 victory away to their higher-ranked opponents, with five of the club’s academy starlets in the starting line-up.

They always looked a step ahead of Workington, and goals from Lee Mason, Barrie Smith, Luke Sullivan, Graeme Armstrong and Dan Lowther secured a comfortable passage into the semi-finals.

Shields started well in Cumbria, with Armstrong denied by an impressive save early on, while Aksel Juul also went close.

A deserved breakthrough arrived in the 16th minute when Smith slipped in Mason on the inside-right of the box and he superbly fired into the roof of the net to register his first goal for the club.

With their first shot of the game, the hosts equalised midway through the first half when Tommy Whitehead broke through on the inside-right of the box and squared for Max Brown, who made no mistake from close range.

Shields stayed on top, and were given a golden opportunity to reclaim the lead 12 minutes into the second half when Armstrong was fouled in the area.

Smith took the responsibility and stroked his penalty into the bottom corner via the post to begin another spell of dominance from the Mariners.

Sullivan was brought on immediately after the goal as he made his first appearance for Shields since returning from a two-month loan spell at Bishop Auckland.

He could not have asked for a quicker impact as, with his first touch, he controlled a cross from the left with his chest before brilliantly dinking the ball over the goalkeeper to make it 3-1.

Brown chipped over at the other end, while Workington goalkeeper Aaran Taylor made a fine stop to keep out an Armstrong header, and tipped another effort from the frontman onto the bar.

It seemed a matter of time until Shields sealed their win, and their fourth goal was registered with 13 minutes left.

A ball through the centre was ran onto by Armstrong, who slotted home to score his deserved goal.

There was still time for academy midfielder Lowther to get in on the act.

He played in Armstrong down the right and, although his effort was saved, the ball was kept alive and Lowther saw one shot blocked before rifling the rebound into the roof of the net.

It was as convincing a victory as Shields could have hoped for as they booked their place in the semi-finals.

SOUTH SHIELDS: Woolston, Biwer, O Scott (Kavanagh 67), Shaw (c) (Morse 46), Patterson, Ross, Smith, Lowther, Armstrong, Mason (Sullivan 58), Juul. Sub not used: Guy.

Goals: Mason (16), Smith (pen 57), Sullivan (58), Armstrong (77), Lowther (80).

Attendance: 229.

WORDS: Daniel Prince. IMAGE: Kev Wilson.