FA Youth Cup Match Preview | South Shields vs York City

By Brad Saxton

The Young Minstermen will hope to book their place in the First Round of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday evening when they travel to the North East to take on South Shields at the 1st Cloud Arena (7.30pm kick off.)  

City head into this Third Qualifying Round fixture having beaten Workington AFC 3-0 in the last round at the Bannister Prentice Stadium in Garforth, following a brace from Alex Glynn and a goal from Harry Burland.

The Youth Team have started strongly this season in the league, remaining unbeaten after their opening five games this season in both the FA Youth Cup and U19 National League Alliance Academy North.

South Shields will be hoping to book their place in the first round of this season’s competition as well, but they head into this fixture having played an extra game in the cup.

The North-East outfit have seen off Darlington and Gateshead in two previous rounds to set up Tuesday night’s tie against the Minstermen.


Tickets are only available on the night of the game and entry is priced as follows….

Adults – £3

Concessions (U16/65+) – £1

Travelling to the Game

1st Cloud Arena is on Shaftesbury Avenue, South Shields, and has a postcode of NE32 3UP.

The ground is within walking distance of Bede Metro Station. Alight at the station and go down the stairs before turning right if you have departed a train heading for South Shields, or turning left if departing a train going towards Newcastle. At the next junction you come to, turn right, and there is then a short walk along Shaftesbury Avenue to reach the ground.

The Metro service links 1st Cloud Arena with both Newcastle and Sunderland train stations. If you are coming from Newcastle Central Station, board a Metro train heading towards South Shields from there, and alight at Bede station. If you are coming from Sunderland train station, board a Metro train going towards Newcastle and alight at Pelaw station, before crossing the platform and boarding a train heading towards South Shields, and get off at Bede.

How to follow the game

As always, the best way to follow the game is in the ground. If you can’t make it to the ground however, here are ways to keep updated with the game: