Preview: South Shields v Moors

We turn the focus on to the Good Friday action with a full and in-depth preview of Moors’ National League North visit to 1st Cloud Arena.

South Shields v Spennymoor Town
National League North
Friday 29th March 2024, 3pm
1st Cloud Arena

The Opposition
A clash between two local rivals at 1st Cloud Arena on Good Friday was always likely to have a little extra edge – but the fixture is set up perfectly with both sides enjoying fantastic runs of form.

South Shields have won their last four games to storm back into National League North’s top seven, a sequence made even more impressive when you consider that three of the four matches were away from home.

Elliott Dickman was given the nod to take over at the helm following the departure of Julio Arca at the end of December and he’s looking to spearhead a challenge for a second successive promotion.

Both sides will know that Good Friday’s game could prove pivotal for their respective play-off ambitions, with Shields sitting sixth in the table and just a single point above eighth placed Moors.

Previous Meeting
South Shields enjoyed a big victory when the sides met at The Brewery Field earlier in the season as former Moors front man Paul Blackett grabbed a hat-trick in a 5-2 triumph.

Team News
Finley Shrimpton will return to contention to face South Shields on Friday after he was forced to sit out the midweek win over Scunthorpe United due to the terms of his loan from The Iron.

Match Officials
Declan Brown will be the man in the middle for Good Friday’s encounter at 1st Cloud Arena, and he will be assisted by Martin Parker and Michael Trevethan.

Moors fans must buy their tickets in advance for the fixture with online sales ending at 12noon on Good Friday, after which no further tickets will be available.

Click here for full ticket information.

Live Commentary
Don’t worry if you can’t be at South Shields on Good Friday because we’ll be delivering our usual live commentary of the action on Durham OnAir from 2.50pm.

Mark Simpson will be joined by Moors Ladies boss Billy Shackleton for full live commentary of the contest which you can access easily in a number of different ways.

Click here for more information on listening to our live commentary.

Betting Odds
South Shields have been installed as 5/4 favourites for three points on Good Friday, while Moors are a 9/5 shot for victory over The Mariners and a draw is priced up at 23/10.

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