19 things you had to say about South Shields FC’s FA Vase win

Team celebrating going to Wembley
Team celebrating going to Wembley

South Shields FC stormed into the FA Vase Final with a 4-0 win over Coleshill Town and the fans could not be happier.

At a packed Mariners Park, Shields sealed a first trip to Wembley, on May 21, with a 6-1 aggregate win.

Fans took to the Shields Gazette Facebook page to share their joy and pride at such an amazing achievement.

Here’s just a few of the hundreds of things people had to say:

Linda Lindsay, said: “Well done lads you have done us proud.”

Viv Marley, said: “Well done South Shields Mariners!!!”

Best afternoon of my life

Terry Wilkinson

Agnes George, added: “Well done Mariners. Good luck for Wembley.”

Allyson James, said: “Well done to everyone involved in Shields football club, what a great achievement for the town hope you win at Wembley in May xx.”

Susan Sinclair, said: “Well done can’t believe we’re on the way to Wembley whoop whoop!”

Mark Steadman, said: “Great to see all the young ‘uns on the pitch at the end.”

Chris Meston, said: “Congratulations, Geoff Thompson and all at South Shields AFC.”

John Egan, said: “Simply the best better than all the rest.”

Emma Whitfield Kapranos, said: “Amazing well deserved lads x.”

Valerie Davidson, said: “Wow wow wow well done all.”

Len Rundle, added: “Well done lads, get in, Wembley here we go.”

Andrew James, said: “Are we looking at the new Sunderland AFC team?”

Vivienne Pascoe, said: “Fab news for the town.”

John Murray, said: “Well done to my home town team good luck at Wembley.”

William Topping, said: “Massive congratulations South Shields FC. Wembley bound.”

Mandi Adams, said: “Well done sand dancers yayyy from a sandy.”

Terry Wilkinson, added: “Best afternoon of my life!! Two finals and in semis of a third, 24 consecutive wins, still in with a chance of league title - and promotion. What’s not to enjoy for a home town boy? Forget #safc and #nufc, this is where it’s at! Real, non-cynical football, grass roots, community!! AND . . . a trip to Wembley!”

Elaine Odix Rice, said: “Tell me ma me ma....Wembley get in...proud of the mariners.”

Margaret Mesie, said: “Well done me bonny lads!! Very proud of you!!!”