South Shields have released a statement urging their supporters to behave when they travel to Coleshill Town.

The Mariners confirmed that they were to be given no extra tickets for the first leg of the Buildbase FA Vase semi-final, and asked supporters to refrain from the kind of behaviour that led to them receiving an FA fine.




That fine was imposed on the club after supporters threw a flare on to the pitch in the Quarter Final win at Team Solent in February.

A club statement read “The club has this morning been advised that it will receive no further tickets for Saturday’s Buildbase FA Vase semi-final first leg at Coleshill Town.

While the club is disappointed with this outcome, it is unfortunately beyond our control.

We would like to thank all supporters who are making the effort to travel to the Midlands to support the team on Saturday.

We appreciate the fantastic support we have received both at home and away throughout the season, and hope that Saturday’s game celebrates everything that is good about South Shields FC.

After our last away tie in the FA Vase, at Team Solent in January, the club was fined for a failure to control its supporters, following the throwing of a flare onto the pitch.

The club was also warned over pitch encroachment and a plastic cup which was thrown into the goalmouth.

We are aware that a number of supporters have purchased tickets directly from Coleshill, and we have yet to be advised over whether any segregation will be in place on the day.

The club trusts that supporters will, as the vast majority have done at all games this season, behave in an appropriate manner and ensure our reputation is not damaged by any further incidents on Saturday.

We hope all attending have a safe journey down and enjoy the game”


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