Huge game for Marine in big early test of league campaign

Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division Marine announces the arrangements for the home league game against full time club South Shields this coming Saturday 20th August with kick-off at 3pm.

Kevin Phillips was appointed manager of South Shields in January 2022.

He made his name as a player with Watford, Sunderland, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, and Crystal Palace, and was a full England international. His appointment at South Shields is his first as a manager.

Marine and South Shields fans can purchase their match tickets via;

Adult tickets for the game cost £10, whilst concessionary tickets for retired citizens (aged 65 and over), students in full time education (aged 18+) and youths (aged 14-17] cost £6, junior tickets (aged 11-13) cost £3, whilst children aged under 11 have free admission if they are accompanied at the game by an adult who has purchased their match [adult and child] tickets via Kaizen.

Marine season tickets and membership cards must be presented for scanning at the turnstiles which open at 1:30pm, whilst holders of NHS or Student season tickets should also present their ID badges to enter the ground.

The Arriva Suite will be open from 1:30pm and the 1894 bar will be open from midday for refreshments and snacks.

Newly appointed SIA trained stewards will also be in attendance to assist on the day and fans are urged to arrive early to avoid congestion. Additional catering and toilet facilities has been arranged within the stadium to accommodate the likely increased attendance for the game.

Marine Chairman Paul Leary said:

“We are encouraged by the results and performances in our first two league games in the NPL Premier Division, having defeated Guiseley 3-0 away on Saturday and drawing 0-0 at home in a tough encounter against Lancaster City. This though will be a real test against full-time South Shields managed by football legend Kevin Phillips. I look forward to another large attendance at Marine on Saturday in what will be an amazing atmosphere at the MTA.”

Paul Leary added:   

“I look forward to welcoming the players, staff, officials, and supporters of South Shields to the Marine Travel Arena for our first home Saturday game of the new season.”

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