Three first half goals from Marske United saw the Robins fall to a 3-0 away defeat in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup.
Glen Butterworth’s early opener gave the Seasiders the lead, after a strong start from the hosts.
Their lead was doubled not long afterwards, with Matty Tymon firing home from close range, following a back post header.
Shields found themselves three goals down at the break when Tymon stroked the ball home from inside the six yard box.
And despite a much improved second half performance from the Robins, it was too little too late, as their FA Cup journey ends before it even began.
After an even opening to the game, it was the hosts who had the first clear chance on goal, with Greg Purvis needing to be alert to tip Adam Boyes’ effort around the post after ten minutes.
But only seven minutes later, Marske took advantage of space in the Shields box to take the lead, with the ball being cut back to Butterworth, who fired into the back of the net from inside the box.
The Seasiders were starting to turn the screw and in the 21st minute, the lead was almost doubled, only for an Adam Wheatley header to be cleared off the line by Ryan Carr.
However, they were soon able to add a second to their score when in the 25th minute, a deep cross was headed down at the far post, before Tymon was able to hammer the ball home from a few yards out.
Shields were rocking now and almost conceded a third in the 28th minute, after Tymon intercepted an underhit backpass but after squaring the ball to Boyes, a critical deflection on the former Spennymoor Town striker’s shot took the ball around the post.
On the half hour mark, the Seasiders had a deserved third goal, with a cross from the left missed by everyone before Tymon grabbed his second of the day by stabbing the ball home at the far corner.
It took until just before the half time break for Shields to register their first serios chance on goal, when Carr headed a deep swinging cross inches wide of Ryan Catterick’s goal after 38 minutes.
The hosts began the second half as they ended the first and in the 51st minute, Tymon rolled the ball past Purvis but an excellent goalline clearance from Myers denied the former Whitby Town striker a hattrick.
Shields made a number of changes in search of a way back into this game. In the 59th minute, four minutes after coming on, Cam Cunningham almost gave the visiting supporters what they wanted, whipping a freekick inches wide of the top left corner.
After a long stoppage in the game, because of a nasty injury for Kyle Patton, the Robins kept pressing forwards and in the 75th minute, Dan Wilson held the ball up on the edge of the area before teeing up Carr, but the midfielder could only blaze the ball over.
One minute later, Cunningham came even closer to reducing the Marske lead to two, but the young midfielder saw his goalbound effort deflected around the post by Catterick, who had little to do in the game up until this point.
With ten minutes left on the clock, the Marske defence was starting to suffer as the visitors desperately searched for a way back into the game. David Robinson almost notched his first goal for his new club but like others before him, he saw his effort dribble wide of goal.
Marske almost tied this game up with five minutes to go, when Boyes tried a speculative volley from around 35 yards out, but Purvis was able to watch the ball drift off target and behind.
Despite a late flurry of chances for Shields, they weren’t able to penetrate the Marske defence and like the last two seasons, they fall out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.
Final Score: Marske United 3 North Shields 0
Marske United Starting XI: Ryan Catterick, Andrew May, Curtis Round, Glen Butterworth (Jack Blackford 81), Kevin Burgess, Adam Wheatley, Connor Smith, Craig Gott, Adam Boyes, Matty Tymon (Louis Johnson 75), Lewis Maloney (Matthew Garbutt 86)
Unused Substitutes: Liam O’Sullivan, Billy Clark, Matthew Wilkinson, David McTiernan
North Shields Starting XI: Greg Purvis, Andrew Cartwright, Chris McDonald, David Hall (David Robinson 45), Anthony Myers, Paul New, Kyle Patton (Callum Smith 61), Gary Ormston, Dan Wilson, Ryan Carr (c), Paul Robinson (Cam Cunningham 55)
Unused Substitutes: Nick Cassidy, Gareth Bainbridge, Jamie Clark, Rhys Williams