West Auckland vs South Shields Preview
The Mariners travel to the Seagrave Stadium, Darlington Road on Saturday, October 19th to play West Auckland Town in the 1st round of the FA Vase, kick off at 3.00pm.
West are unbeaten home and away in the Ebac first division to date, and are going well.
Beaten at home on Tuesday in an FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round tie against Halesown 2-4 in a penalty shoot out, they will certainly provide a stern test for Shields.
Ex-Mariners Robbie Briggs and Daryll Hall will no doubt also be featured in their starting line up.
For Shields new signings Dan Hindmarsh, a striker from West and also ditto Ritchie Logan from RCA are both cup tied and will not be eligible, but Liam Clark, left/right sided utility player could well be in contention, 37 goals to his credit last season.
West Auckland. HOME
P6. W4. D2. L0. F14. A8. Total GD 9. Pts. 22. League position 7th.
FORM. Last 6 games 14 points, table placing 3rd.
South Shields. AWAY.
P5. W2. D2. L1. F8. A8. Total GD -5. Pts. 16. League position 18th.
FORM. Last 6 games 8 points, table placing 13th.
GROUND DIRECTIONS. Leave the A1 at junction 58 onto the A68 and follow the signs for West Auckland/Corbridge. On entering West Auckland, the ground is behind a factory on the left, and up a track on the left side of the road. Distance from Shields 36 miles. For satnavers DL14 9HU, and tel. no. for the ground is 07800 796630.
Shields next game, away on Wednesday, October 23rd to Norton and Stockton Ancients in a league fixture.