Stafford Rangers 1-2 South Shields: Battling Mariners secure hard-fought win

South Shields earned a battling 2-1 win at Stafford Rangers as they maintained their one-point lead at the top of the BetVictor Northern Premier Division on Saturday.

The Mariners looked on course for a comfortable victory when strikes from Craig Baxter and Jason Gilchrist handed them a two-goal advantage at half-time.

Read Daniel Prince’s article on the Official Club Website HERE.

Youth Cup meeting with Hartlepool United postponed

Friday’s FA Youth Cup match between South Shields and Hartlepool United has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The match referee inspected the Mariners Park surface at 2pm and deemed it unfit for play due to the standing water in evidence.

The second round tie will therefore be rearranged, with a new date for the fixture to follow in due course.

The winners face a trip to Fulham in the third round.