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.
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.