King’s pride as Mariners’ Vase dream dies in epic shoot-out

David Foley drives home South Shields' equaliser late in normal time in last night's dramatic FA Vase tie against Morpeth. Picture by Peter Talbot
David Foley drives home South Shields' equaliser late in normal time in last night's dramatic FA Vase tie against Morpeth. Picture by Peter Talbot

South Shields manager Jon King felt his valiant players “did the town proud” in last night’s dramatic FA Vase tie with Morpeth Town.

The Mariners were agonisingly beaten 10-9 on penalties after a 3-3 draw and a superb performance at Consett. King said: “The players did themselves, the club and the town proud.

“Our performance and effort against what I feel is the best team in Northern League Division One shows how far we have come in a short space of time. We had enough chances to win three games, but credit to Morpeth for showing resilience and coming back in extra-time. Their goalkeeper was outstanding.”