North Shields were today presented with the Ebac Northern League championship trophy after a 4-2 win at West Allotment Celtic.
The trophy was presented to captain Adam Forster by EBAC Northern league president George Courtney. The champions were applauded on to the pitch by the West Allotment Celtic players and the officials.
Speaking after the presentation, Shields manager Marc Nash said:
“It’s been a fantastic season for us. We have performed in a lot of competitions – had a decent run in the FA Cup, the FA Vase and the Northumberland Senior Cup.
“The worry was that we would come away with nothing, but the response to the Vase defeat was fantastic. I challenged the lads to win the league and they’ve done it – and comfortably in the end.
“The league is why you turn up – proving you are the best over 38 games and we have done that. It couldn’t have gone any better.”
And he described the team set-up as the “perfect cocktail”.
“We are tight at the back and always feel we are going to score goals and that’s a perfect cocktail. Although we’re solid defensively, we are more of an attacking team and that’s what wins the title.
“We’re looking forward to next season: new teams, new challenges and new places. We’ll enjoy this and then look forward to pre-season.”
Join us in our final game of the 2021/22 season as we head West once again to West Auckland this time on Saturday 23rd April.