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Monday, March 4, 2013

02-Mar-2013 South Shields 0 Billingham Synthonia 1

01 - Winter
02 - Smith
03 - Pickering
04 - Fraser
05 - Brown
06 - Clarke
07 - Moris
08 - Ball
09 - Ramsey
10 - Henderson
11 - Wightman

12 - Feasey
14 - Thompson
15 - Burnicle
16 - Robinson
17 - White

Despite dominating much of the game South Shields were left deep in relegation trouble as they fell to a single goal defeat at home to Billingham Synthonia on Saturday.

The home side started the game on the front foot and inside the first 20 seconds won a corner following a searing drive down the right flank by Denver Morris; the corner was fired into the box by Kenneth Ball towards Liam Henderson but he was denied by a superb reflex save by Griffiths in the Synthonia goal.

Shields continued to pressurise the visitor’s defence and on 5 mins again went close to opening the scoring; Jonny Wightman beat the defence on the left before crossing for Ball he fired his shot just over the bar.

Billingham began to gain a little composure and in turn started to threaten the Shields goal; Nathan Porritt received the ball on the angle of the box but was unable to trouble James Winter in the Shields goal.

As the midpoint of the first half approached Ball and Henderson combined on the Shields rright but once again a superb point blank save by Griffiths denied Henderson.

Within a minute Shields again went close, a long ball from Winter was collected by Stephen Ramsey 20 yards from goal but the striker fired his shot wide of the post.

Billingham again responded well an only a goal line block by Mark Brown and a point blank save by Winter prevented McWilliams from giving the visitors the lead.

As the half hour mark approached Biilingham were awarded a free kick 20 yards from goal, Porritt curled the ball round the defensive wall but a fine save by Winter kept the sides level.

From the clearance Morris attacked down the right flank before cutting in towards goal, he attempted to chip the ball over the head of the advancing goalkeeper but he was able to tip the ball over the bar for a corner; the resulting corner by Ball found Wayne Clarke in space but he headed over the bar.

In the closing minutes of the first half Shields pressed forward looking to take the advantage into the half time break but Griffiths was on hand to deny Jonny Wightman twice in quick succession and the sides left the field all square.

At the start of the second half it was again the home side on the front foot, Jonny Wightman fired a free kick into the box for Jordan Fraser but the defender saw his header well saved by Griffiths.

With the second half ten minutes old a long range shot by Porritt was tipped over the bar by Winter in the Shields goal; Porritt sent the corner into the box and following a headed clearance by Fraser the ball eventually fell to Chay Liddle and he rifled the ball past Winter to give the visitors the lead.

Following the goal the visitors enjoyed a period of possession but they were unable to trouble the Shields defence.

 On sixty five minutes Shields pressed forward and a shot by Henderson was deflected for a corner, the corner was played short by Ball to Henderson and he in turn found James Pickering but his cross was comfortably taken by Griffiths in the Billingham goal.

Shields continued to press forward and within minutes again went close; James Pickering sent a long ball towards Jonny Wightman and he headed the ball into the path of Wayne Clarke but his shot was well saved by Griffiths.

With the game entering the closing minutes Billingham went close to doubling their advantage, Hassan collected the ball inside the Shields box but a superb save by James Winter denied him.

In the last action of the game a Jonny Wightman corner found Jordan Fraser in space but his header was well saved by Griffiths as the visitors held on to claim all three points.

Shields are next in action on Tuesday evening when they entertain Durham City at Filtrona Park.

26-Feb-2013 South Shields 0 Newcastle Benfield 2

01 - Winter
02 - Smith
03 - Pickering
04 - Clarke
05 - Brown
06 - Thompson
07 - Morris
08 - Henderson
09 - Robinson
10 - Wightman
11 - Feasey

12 - Ramsey
14 - Burnicle
15 - Marshall
16 - Ball
17 - White

19-Feb-2013 South Shields 0 Newcastle Benfield 1

South Shields were eliminated from the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup at the 3rd round stage this evening.

The only goal of the game scored by Gary Day after 33 minutes.

16-Feb-2013 Marske United 1 South Shields 2

01 - Winter
02 - Smith
03 - Turnbull
04 - Clarke
05 - Brown
06 - Thompson
07 - Feasey
08 - Henderson
09 - Robinson
10 - Wightman
11 - Brazauskas

12 - Marshall
14 - Fraser
15 - Dolan
16 - Ball
17 - Ramsey

South Shields gained their second successive away victory with a 2-1 win at Marske United on Saturday; work commitments robbed manager Jon King of the services of the influential Chris Renshaw and new signing Denver Morris resulting in changes to his starting line up.

There was a nervy start the game as both sides took a little time to settle into a pattern of play; the first attack of note came in the 7th minute as a clearance from James Winter found Jonny Wightman in space in the centre of the park and he released Chris Feasey on the right flank but the Shields wide man saw his attempt comfortably saved by West in the Marske goal.

The home side responded instantly, Onions collected the ball 25 yards from goal but his strike was well saved by James Winter.

On 10 mins a flowing move started by Andrew Thompson saw the ball played into the path of Liam Henderson and he played a neat one two with Paul Robinson but his shot from the angle of the box flew just over the bar.

A minute later and Marske thought they had taken the lead, Onions turned past 2 Shields defenders before firing the ball towards goal but a last ditch clearance by Mark Brown saw the ball hacked off the line.

Shields were beginning to gain the upper hand in the game as they pressed forward looking to gain reward from their possession; Shields were awarded a free kick 20 yards from goal following a foul on Paul Robinson but Andrew Thompson’s shot was blocked by the defensive wall. From the resulting corner Chris Feasey found Jonny Wightman at the front post but his header flew wide of the post.

On 17 minutes Shields again went close to opening the scoring, Barrie Smith and Chris Feasey combined on the right flank but his shot was deflected by Morris for a corner; from the corner Feasey found Mark Brown at the back post but his header flew high over the bar.

The Shields pressure eventually paid dividends on 24 mins, Chris Feasey played the ball into the path of Paul Robinson and he in turn found Lewis Turnbull but he saw his shot blocked by the Marske defence however the ball was only cleared as far as Liam Henderson and he fired an unstoppable volley past the keeper from 25 yards.

The goal sparked the home side into life and they began to put the Shields defence under pressure but there only reward was a series of corners that were comfortably dealt with by the Shields defence. 

In the closing stages of the half Shields again dominated but a well marshalled Marske defence restricted them to long range efforts and the sides went into the break with Shields a goal to the good.

At the start of the second period the home side broke forward from the start and Tidy fired a low drive from the right that was well saved by James Winter.

The home side continued to press forward and again Winter had to be alert to prevent Stewart from restoring parity from a corner on the left.

A series of 4 corners to Marske eventually brought dividends, Stewart fired the ball into the box and following a scramble the ball fell to Tidy and he fired the ball through a crowd of players to draw the home side level.

From the restart Shields restored their advantage, Chris Feasey found Paul Robinson in space but his shot was blocked and the ball fell to Jason Brazauskas and he fired the ball past West from the edge of the box.

A minute later and Shields again attacked down the left, Liam Henderson outpaced 2 Marske defenders and as he was about to shoot a defender tripped him on the edge of the box but the referee inexplicably gave a free kick to the home side and cautioned the Shields player for simulation.

On the hour Shields were awarded a free kick 25 yards from goal but Robinson’s shot took a deflection and was comfortably saved by West.

The game deteriorated into a struggle in the middle of the park with neither side able to carve open a clear scoring opportunity.

With the second period reaching the half way stage Marske broke through the Shields defence and Onions fired a 25 yard shot at goal that was well saved by James Winter.

Shields again responded and second half substitute Barry Marshall was denied by a good save by West.

With 10 mins remaining Paul Robison combined with Barry Marshall to release Liam Henderson but his shot from the edge of the box flew wide of the goal.

The game then descended into a farce as Shields were reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of Wayne Clarke with 9 mins remaining and then an innocuous challenge by Chris Feasey saw a second yellow card and Shields were reduced to 9 men.

The referee then found 12 minutes of added time but the Shields defence held firm to claim all 3 points and move off the bottom of the table.

Shields are next in action on Tuesday night when they entertain Newcastle Benfield in the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup.