Robins exit the FA Vase at Ryhope
Ryhope 2North Shields 0Two goals, one in each half, sent the Robins crashing out of the FA Vase at the first hurdle for the second season in succession.
An early own goal from a Robins defender gave Ryhope the perfect start.
Nick Cassidy, Gareth Bainbridge and Ryan Carr all had chances to level before the break.
However, the hosts doubled their lead through a fine Jon Weirs solo goal.
And after substitute Scott McCarthy’s effort was blocked at the near post with ten minutes to spare, the Robins’ hopes of a cup run were over.
On Saturday the Robins are back in league action away to Ashington and next Wednesday face Seaham.