A group of volunteers clubbed together this morning to get South Shields FC’s game on.
Heavy rainfall over recent days left the playing surface at Mariners Park soft and wet, and the club appealed for help to make it playable.
Shields are due to face Tow Law Town from 3pm this afternoon in Northern League Division Two.
A group of about 25 supporters were at the ground this morning armed with pitch-forks as they did their bit to get the match on.
And their hard work was rewarded as the game passed a pitch inspection, providing there is no further rainfall.