South Shields Women take on Barnsley this Sunday at 1st Cloud Arena hoping to extend their unbeaten league start (2pm kick-off).
The Mariners will be looking to build on last week’s valiant 1-1 draw against Bradford City, which saw the lasses come within minutes of a hard-worked win. Newly-promoted Barnsley travel to South Shields sitting in fifth place, off the back of a 3-2 away win against Redcar Town which included a brace by their top goalscorer, Madison Foye. A win on Sunday could take Shields top if results go their way, and a strong result would help keep them in the early NERWFL Premier Division promotion mix.
Matt’s thoughts Shields head coach Matt Gatiss said: "Barnsley have had a good start to the season, and they’ll be coming up here trying to make a point. “It’s one where we don’t really know too much about them with them coming up, but again it’s at our place - 1st Cloud. “It’ll be ‘first 10-15 seeing what they’re about’, adapting to it if we need to but hopefully, we’ll impose our style on them. “The key thing from last week was our resilience which I talked about at length, and we are hoping to bring that to all games now. “It’s a side of the team they’ve not had to show but there’ll be other times this year where we have to dig down a little bit. “On Sunday we’ll go all cylinders. We’ve got a couple of players back, and hopefully the weather’s kind in the next few days and we can get a big crowd down.”
Information for supporters Kick off at 1st Cloud Arena (NE32 3UP) is at 2pm this Sunday. Tickets cost £3 for adults while under-12s go free. It is cash only through the turnstiles. Supporters can get free entry to the game by booking a Sunday lunch. To reserve a table, visit As always, we would love to see any gestures of support at the ground or online!