Preview: South Shields (a)

    The away games continue to come thick and fast, and this weekend brings a first-ever trip to South Shields.

    Calum McIntyre would be hugely encouraged by his sides display in what is always a tough away game in midweek, drawing 1-1 at Alfreton as they looked defensively solid and played some nice football.

    The Blues boss has a reinforcement to call upon in new signing Owen Windsor this weekend, who could make his debut for the club. It’s a timely boost to the forward line; with Tom Peers, Adam Thomas and Kole Hall all expected to be out until around the New Year.


    South Shields have made a flying start to life in the National League North following promotion last term.

    The Mariners sit third in the table and have an outstanding home record for the Blues to face up to on Saturday, winning eight and drawing two of their first ten matches at the 1st Cloud Arena.

    Even more impressive is their defensive record, conceding just once in those ten games, that goal coming all the way back on the opening day of the season.


    South Shields | W10 D6 L4 | F35 A20 | Pos: 3rd

    Last Three

    vs Southport (a) | L 0-1 | Scorers: None

    vs Spennymoor Town (a) | W 5-2 | Scorers: Paul Blackett (3), Aaron Martin, Lirak Hasani

    vs Curzon Ashton (h) | D 0-0 | Scorers: None

    Chester | W7 D3 L6 | F20 A15 | Pos: 17th

    Last Three

    vs Curzon Ashton (a) | W 1-0 | Scorer: George Glendon

    vs Darlington (a) | L 2-3 | Scorers: Tom Peers, George Glendon

    vs Alfreton Town (a) | D 1-1 | Scorer: Declan Weeks


    Kick off is 3pm at 1st Cloud Arena on Saturday afternoon. The address for the ground is Mariners Park, Shaftesbury Avenue, South Shields, NE32 3UP.

    Segregation is in place for this fixture, with Chester FC supporters entering via gates 3 & 4.


    Tickets are available to purchase online until 12pm on Saturday via the link below, before then being pay at the turnstiles on matchday, when standing prices will increase to £15 for adults and £10 for students and over-65s. Cash and card will be accepted.

    Prices at present are as follows…


    • Adult: £14
    • Concession: £9
    • Aged 13-16:: £5
    • Aged 12 and under: £3

    There is an additional £2 charge to sit.


    • Adult: £16
    • Concession: £11
    • Aged 13-16: £7
    • Aged 12 and under: £5

    Chester fans will simply need to purchase a general standing ticket in their required age category, and ensure they enter through gates 3 & 4. Any Blues supporters who require a seat should click the Seating tab, and select a seat in the Black section (furthest to the left) of the Rocket Stand (see below).


    Car parking is available on Shaftesbury Avenue, as well as the overflow car park at the nearby Barbour store.

    For those wishing to find the ground by public transport, local bus services operate to Simonside and the surrounding areas, which are again within walking distance of 1st Cloud Arena.


    • We will have full, FREE match commentary on Seals Live from 2.40pm this Saturday. Tune in by visiting our Match Centre: CLICK HERE

    There is also updates from the ground on our social media channels throughout matchday, including…

    • Match Updates on our Twitter page. CLICK HERE
    • HT/FT Updates on Facebook and Instagram. CLICK HERE
    • A full time match report on CLICK HERE
    • A post match interview with Calum on Chester FC TV. CLICK HERE