South Shields v FC United of Manchester LIVE: Action, analysis and reaction from huge Mariners Park clash

Lee Picton admits today’s crunch clash with FC United of Manchester is among the biggest in South Shields' recent history as the promotion rivals go head-to-head – and we’ve got it covered.
South Shields host FC United of Manchester this afternoon.South Shields host FC United of Manchester this afternoon.
South Shields host FC United of Manchester this afternoon.

Welcome to our live blog ahead of a huge game for Shields sitting top of the league, nine points clear of FC United, who have played a game less.

A huge crowd of well over 2,000 is expected at Mariners Park.

We’ll have team news, action, reaction and analysis.

South Shields v FC United of Manchester LIVE: Action, reaction and analysis

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FT - And South Shields have done it! 5-3

Two minutes to go... 5-3

5-2 and that's that...

FC United are really turning up the pressure with Sinclair-Smith seeing a first-time effort tipped on to the bar by Boney. CLOSE! It remains 4-2

"South Shields need to carefully manage next 10 minutes as Owalabi's second has given FC United some fresh hope. Jon Shaw going off has put some doubt in the mind at the back. Briggs, Baxter and Turnbull need to take over as experienced figures in the Mariners side. Gilchrist going off also means they've lost a little bit of focus at the top end of the pitch."

Another for the visitors 4-2

Another change for South Shields

The visiting fans couldn't help themselves on Tyneside!

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