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Shattering Wembley dreams was tough and lowest point of the season, admits South Shields boss Graham Fenton

South Shields management duo Graham Fenton and Lee Picton admit choosing the starting XI for the FA Vase final was one of the toughest things they had to do.

South Shields midfielder Wayne Phillips in action at Wembley in the FA Vase final.

Wembley success so special with South Shields, admits Wayne Phillips

FA Vase glory tasted sweeter the second time around for South Shields’ hometown hero Wayne Phillips.

Carl Finnigan puts South Shields 1-0 up from the spot. Finnigan then wheels away to celebrate with his team-mates. Pictures by Peter Talbot.

Cool, calm Carl Finnigan happy to be put on the spot for South Shields

“I absolutely love that sort of situation” – Carl Finnigan has opened up about the spot-kick that got South Shields on their way to FA Vase glory.

South Shields joint managers Lee Picton, left, and Graham Fenton cast their eyes over proceedings during  FA Vase final. Picture by Frank Reid.

Wembley support shows South Shields’ potential is huge - Lee Picton

South Shields joint manager Lee Picton believes the support the club got at Wembley this weekend shows the Mariners are a ‘sleeping giant’.

South Shields players celebrate Dillon Morses header to make it 2-0.

Ross Gregory’s big-match analysis: Cleethorpes Town 0 South Shields 4

It doesn’t get much better than this.

South Shields' two-goal hero David Foley.

FA Vase success could be the start of something great at South Shields – David Foley

This year the FA Vase, next year the FA Trophy.

South Shields Julio Arca with the FA Vase trophy.

‘Random’ Wembley appearance icing on the cake for Julio Arca

South Shields captain Julio Arca says he never believed this ‘random’ opportunity to play at Wembley would come – even when he was a pro at Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

Gavin Cogdon with his winners medal. Picture by Peter Talbot.

Lifting FA Vase trophy in front of South Shields’ fans ‘special’, admits Gavin Cogdon

Gavin Cogdon admitted the feeling of lifting his second FA Vase in front of 13,000 South Shields fans made it “a bit extra special” compared to his first, writes Jordan Cronin.


Commitment needed for Hebburn Town’s future

Boss Scott Oliver says Hebburn Town needs a squad full of committed players to ensure a brighter future.


McLoughlin wants Jarrow Roofing to sign off season with a victory

Richie McLoughlin wants Jarrow Roofing to end their Ebac Northern League Division 1 campaign in style when they go to Ashington tomorrow.

Shields players celebrate winning the league title. Picture by Peter Talbot.

South Shields joint manager hails players’ monumental effort to win league title

Triumphant South Shields boss Lee Picton hailed a ‘monumental effort’ from his players after they clinched the Northern League Division One title for the first time in the club’s history.

Joyful scenes at Ashington last night. Picture by Peter Talbot.

South Shields dream comes true with championship triumph

Those connected with South Shields FC have long dreamt of a night like this.

David Foley

South Shields are league champions after win at Ashington

South Shields were crowned Northern League Division One champions after a 4-1 win against Ashington.


McLoughlin wants Jarrow Roofing to end season on a winning high

Richie McLoughlin is looking for his Jarrow Roofing side to end the season unbeaten as they go to West Auckland Town tonight in confident mood.

Carl Finnigan wheels away after putting South Shields into the lead on Saturday. Image by Peter Talbot.

Finnigan: Draw not a bad thing for South Shields

South Shields’ remarkable 32-game winning run coming to an end could be a blessing in disguise, according to Carl Finnigan.

Northern League football action between Hebburn Town FC (yellow black) against Ryton, played at Hebburn Sports Ground.

Out-of-sorts Hebburn Town stung by lowly Ryton and Crawcrook Albion

For the second time this season, Hebburn Town faced a team coming to the Sports Ground in bottom position in the league, and for the second time the visitors left with all three points.

Carl Finnigan. Picture by Peter Talbot.

South Shields will celebrate when the job is done - Finnigan

Hat-trick hero Carl Finnigan insists promotion is “not enough” for South Shields - as they aim to wrap up the title this weekend.

Dave Bell

Jarrow boss looking for Trophy win in great season

Jarrow boss Dave Bell is hoping his side can finish the season with two pieces of silverware as they aim to land the Durham Trophy tomorrow.

Carl Finnigan celebrates. Picture by Peter Talbot.

South Shields on brink of title after 32nd successive win

Carl Finnigan struck a hat-trick as South Shields turned on the style to move a step closer to the Northern League title last night.

Paul Chow

Chow and Kerr hit stunners at Jarrow Roofing get point at Whitley Bay

Two former Whitley Bay legends came back to haunt their old side as Jarrow Roofing drew 2-2 at Hillheads.

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