Mariners’ FA Vase tie off – as players turn Santa at South Tyneside Hospital

South Shields' Julio Arca suffered the disappointment of the postponement of today's eagerly awaited FA Vase tie against Morpeth
South Shields' Julio Arca suffered the disappointment of the postponement of today's eagerly awaited FA Vase tie against Morpeth

South Shields’ FA Vase game today has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

The Mariners were due to host Morpeth Town in the third round but the game has now been rearranged for Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).

With the game cancelled, players took the opportunity to visit South Tyneside Hospital and deliver presents to the children’s ward.

Elsewhere, Jarrow Roofing’s Northern League Division One game at Consett today was postponed because of heavy snow.