North Shields draw a blank

North Shields 0Billingham Town 0The points were shared as North Shields and Billingham Town couldn’t be separated in an uneventful 0-0 draw.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 10:35 am
North Shields FC.
North Shields FC.

Shields almost broke the deadlock in the first half when Paul Robinson’s lobbed effort was cleared off the line by a defender.

Billingham responded well and would have scored midway through the second half if not for a tremendous save from Greg Purvis.

But with Shields pushing for a late winner, referee Alex Clark called time on a game in which both sides couldn’t break the deadlock.

The Robins’ hopes of another FA Youth Cup run were dashed as the U18s fell 3-1 to South Shields at a soggy Mariners Park. Josh Skivington was the NS scorer.