Northern League, Consett (The Steelmen) who ended in 7th place in a very competitive league won by South Shields, are visitors to Shielfield on Tuesday 4th July KO 7.45pm. They will be followed on Saturday 8th July (3pm) by that league’s runners up last term, Morpeth Town FC.

Of course South Shields and Morpeth are winners of the FA Vase over the past two years.

Admission for Tuesday (and then Saturday) is at a reduced price for seating or standing of £5 for all adults with kids free with an accompanied adult.

The club point out that the first official programme of 2017/18 will be v Hibernian (11 July) but team sheets will be available for Tuesday/Saturday. The 2017/18 programme remains at £2.50

Manager John Coughlin hopes to have three new squad additions by Tuesday with news to follow soon.