South Shields FC lift the trophy ahead of packed Mariners Park party

The celebrations are in full swing for South Shields FC after the Mariners lifted their third league championship in as many years.

The Mariners played the final game of their Evo-Stik North Division season in front of more than 2,000 fans this afternoon.

Shields beat Colne 2-1 as the curtain was brought down on another successful campaign.

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Captain Julio Arca lifted the trophy aloft to get the champagne flowing ahead of a party in the Mariners Park marquee to celebrate the team's achievements tonight.

The Mariners will compete in the Evo-Stik Premier Division next season as their remarkable rise continues.

South Shields FC celebrate promotion.

South Shields FC celebrate promotion.

Their latest success comes a year after they lifted the FA Vase at Wembley - the first national trophy in the club's history.

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That was one of four competitions they won last season, and their momentum is showing no signs of stopping.