VIDEO: Middleton on Crook win

By Daniel Prince

Assistant manager Gary Middleton has hailed South Shields’ “great team performance” in last night’s thumping Durham Challenge Cup victory against Crook Town.

The Mariners stormed to a 5-0 win, with goals from Warren Byrne (2), Ben Riding (2) and Jonny Wightman.

In the video above, Middleton discusses the game, and the importance of width – and a faster tempo – to the side.

He also talks about the performances of a number of players, particularly Adam Sakr, and looks ahead to Saturday’s league trip to Brandon United.

The main image attached to this article was captured by Peter Talbot.