Young Mariners progress in Youth Cup with impressive derby win

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).

Attendance: 395.

WORDS: Daniel Prince. IMAGE: Kev Wilson.