VIDEO: Middleton on Stan win

By Daniel Prince

Gary Middleton described Heaton Stannington as South Shields’ toughest opponents yet this season after watching the Mariners win 2-1 on Tuesday.

Goals from Wayne Phillips and Warren Byrne secured a third straight victory for Shields, and assistant manager Middleton admitted afterwards that they did not play at the best.

However, in the video above, he discusses why he was so pleased the Mariners ground out the three points, and how impressed he is at the form of Byrne, in particular.

He also talks about the game in general, describes Shields as a “work in progress” and looks ahead to Saturday’s trip to Willington in Ebac Northern League Division Two.

Main image by Peter Talbot.