WATCH: South Shields fans go dizzy in front of biggest crowd in 20 years

South Shields supporter Steven Dodd taking part in the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.
South Shields supporter Steven Dodd taking part in the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

Four South Shields fans showed they were game for a laugh by taking part in a half-time dizzy penalty challenge.

The resurgent Northern League club ran a competition on its Facebook page last week to find supporters willing to take on the challenge.

Mark Burns, Andy Gardner, Steven Dodd and Chris Randall were the lucky four chosen to take part during the interval of Saturday’s home game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

The challenge involves spinning around a ball placed on the 18-yard line 13 times, and then trying to take a penalty.

The taker is left feeling dizzy - hence the name of the challenge, which was originally devised to raise awareness of the Global Goals anti-poverty campaign.

The game was watched by a crowd of 1,045 - Shields’ biggest at home for 20 years, and they won 4-0.

South Shields supporters who took part in the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion. From left, Andy Gardner, Steven Dodd, Mark Burns and Chris Randall.

South Shields supporters who took part in the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion. From left, Andy Gardner, Steven Dodd, Mark Burns and Chris Randall.

Steven Dodd was the victor in the dizzy penalty challenge, winner a copy of PC game Football Manager 2016.

• Pictures by Peter Talbot.

South Shields supporter Steven Dodd taking part in the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

South Shields supporter Steven Dodd taking part in the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

South Shields supporter Andy Gardner taking part in the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

South Shields supporter Andy Gardner taking part in the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

South Shields supporter Chris Randall taking part in the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

South Shields supporter Chris Randall taking part in the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

South Shields supporter Steven Dodd, who won the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

South Shields supporter Steven Dodd, who won the dizzy penalties challenge at half-time in Saturday's game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.