South Shields Boys in training for big match

It'sy 1956  and South Shields Boys are in training.
It'sy 1956 and South Shields Boys are in training.

It says something of the support for South Shields Boys when you look at the size of the crowd in one of the pictures featured in this week’s photo spread.

Taken in 1956, it shows the local lads in action against Liverpool Boys in the quarter finals of the Schools Shield.

It's  March 1956 and  Liverpool Boys's defence are in action following a free kick by White, the South Shields Boys' right back, Grant heads clear while Bentham, left back, runs to cover his centre half.

It's March 1956 and Liverpool Boys's defence are in action following a free kick by White, the South Shields Boys' right back, Grant heads clear while Bentham, left back, runs to cover his centre half.

Do you recognise any of the youngsters involved? Perhaps you were one of the many spectators at the match, if so, please give me a shout with your memories of the game.

Elsewhere, we can see members of South Shields Boys team in training in 1956.

It is more than likely that many of the lads pictured, who would go onto play Liverpool in that quarter final game at Simonside Hall.

The ball being kicked and caught would certainly have been a heavyweight “casey” what do you think?

South Shields Boys in training in  March 1956. Here seen doing ball control exercises are White, Talbut and Troupe.

South Shields Boys in training in March 1956. Here seen doing ball control exercises are White, Talbut and Troupe.