Whilst Newcastle were going down 2-1 to Arsenal, at the other end of the country we had North Shields FC carrying the flag for Tyneside.

The long trek to Wiltshire proved a great experience for both the team and the excellent support that made the trip.

With twenty minutes to go North Shields scored the only goal of the match (watch it below), giving the Geordies the upper hand at the halfway point in this two legged semi-final against Highworth Town of the Hellenic League Premier Division.

The Northern League outfit host Highworth this Saturday and are only 90 minutes from a Wembley FA Vase final on 9 May.

The game is completely sold out but North Shields are hoping they can put another 500 tickets on sale to bring the watching crowd up to the 2,000 mark, with North Tyneside council reviewing the situation.

To keep up to date with the ticket situation you can check www.northshieldsfc.co.uk or follow on Twitter @NorthShieldsFC

If North Shields finish the job on Saturday then they are likely to face Glossop North End, who beat AFC St Austell down in the South West and are big favourites to go through to Wembley with the second leg at home.

  • wor monga

    Carrying the flag for Tyneside…what’s that all about…I love the
    Robins, and was down at Wembley when they beat the odds on local favourites
    Sutton in ’69 ( a real fightback effort)

    …but there’s no rivalry up here between
    the Toon and the Shields, we all want to see more of what the Lad’s produced in
    the 2nd half against Arsenal

    …because if anywhere, that’s where the
    flag flies for Tyneside!!

  • newcastle7

    No need to mention Newcastle who had more than double the shots and corners than Arsenal
    and outclassed them for long periods.If it wasn’t for the diving cheats Giroud and Ramsey would have won.
    Good luck to North Shields who should finish the job on Saturday though Glossop will be a hard one.

  • PeterRobson

    wor monga Nowhere in the article does it say anything about rivalry, and considering the lack of passion, and total disrespect for us fansshown by NUFC it´s great to see a North east team at least trying to win something !!!
    As for the second half performance, I don´t know if it´s slipped everyones mind, but there are two halves to a football match !!

    Lauding a 45 minute effort, considering the dross we´ve been subjected to over the course of a season (and more) is clutching at straws don´t you think ?