Young Mariners progress in Youth Cup with impressive derby win
South Shields progressed to the third qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup with an impressive 3-1 win over North Shields at Mariners Park on Monday.
The young Mariners – who previously defeated Gateshead and Carlisle City in the competition – were in confident mood in front of a crowd just short of 400.
Quickfire goals late in the first half from Sam Hodgson and Will Jenkins put them into a commanding position and when Joao Gomes added a third in the second half, the tie was as good as over.
The Robins did score a consolation thanks to a superb free-kick from Josh Skivington, but it was the Mariners who made it through.
Full report to follow.
SOUTH SHIELDS: E Hodgson, Wade, Croft (Green 61), Ames (Williamson 72), Errington, Lockey (c) (L Black 29), Morris, S Black, S Hodgson, Jenkins, Gomes. Subs not used: Steavens, Taylor.
Goals: Hodgson (37), Jenkins (40), Gomes (69).
WORDS: Daniel Prince. IMAGE: Kev Wilson.