Mariners Up Next For Alnwick

December 18, 2015

Alnwick travel to high flying South Shields tomorrow, weather permitting of course. With another new signing Alnwick’s chances will be boosted ahead of the game. Writes Media Officer, Mark Craggs.

The signing in question is Thomas Butler, who eventually joined up for certain this week after the Welsh FA sorted his international clearance for his move back across the border, with his last club being Swansea City back in 2012. Jonathyn Quinn and Lewis Robson will also be hoping to make their debuts after last week’s game fell victim to the weather.

South Shields are the opposition for tomorrow’s game, the top of the table side are looking good only losing two games from 20 this season in the league. Warren Byrne is Shields top scorer, contributing 17 to the cause. However, the main man is without doubt is Julio Arca. The former Sunderland and Middlesbrough favourite has been a big part of the enormous crowds at Mariners Park. The Argentine has scored four goals from his central midfield role, also showing his trade mark free kick technique. Shields have however lost a key part of their defence in the past few weeks with 18 year-old Adam Curry joining Hull City.

Alnwick still haven’t played since the two Chester-Le-Street fixtures, with Adam Laidlaw and his assistant Ross Flintoft still waiting for the opportunity to take their place in the dugout together. While the break from football has been disappointing, it has given the opportunity for Laidlaw and Flintoft to get the player used to their tactics.

Come along to Mariners Park tomorrow (19/12) to enjoy what will certainly be a great atmosphere at a packed ground. Kick-off is 3pm at Mariners Park, South Shields, NE34 9PH.