Match Preview | Alnwick Town (H) | Friendly

The opposition: Alnwick Town

Nickname: The Magpies

Founded: 1879

Daren Persson Stadium to Alnwick Town: 80 mile

Last Season: 4th – Northern Alliance – Premier Division

Twitter: @AlnwickTownAFC

Tonight we welcome Alnwick Town to the Daren Persson for our final pre-season friendly with the opening day of the season just around the corner.

Saturday saw us return from North Yorkshire with a hard earned win in adverse weather conditions courtesy of goals from Connor Gales and Brad Hird securing a 2-1 win. A thoroughly deserved win in tough conditions, in which were on top for large spells and created lots of good goal scoring opportunities.

Moving onto tonight we welcome Ritchie Latimer’s team to the Daren Persson Stadium for their second pre-season friendly after Saturday’s Gateway Cup tournament held at Blyth Town was called off due to the adverse weather conditions.

The one pre-season game they have played, saw them play out a 1-1 draw with Gateshead Leam Rangers. They will provide a good test in our final pre-season game, as they will be looking to ready themselves for their own league campaign starting on the 5th August when they welcome Ponteland United to St James Park.

With the opening day of the season fast approaching tonight will be an ideal opportunity for Dan and his team to add the finishing touches and also for the lads to get more vital minutes under their belts.

If you are not able to make the journey, updates will be available via social media @northshieldsfc


Adults £4

Concessions (65 and over) £2

Children £1

**Please note turnstile is CASH only

How to find us

Whether you’re a North Shields fan or you’re following another team to Tyneside, you can look forward to a warm North East welcome at The Daren Persson Stadium.

In this visitor guide, you’ll find all the important information you need before your arrival.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

By Car

The postcode of the stadium is NE29 0SS. Some limited parking spaces can be found at the stadium and there is plenty and free street parking on West Percy Road adjacent to the stadium.

By the Tyne & Wear Metro

Tyneside is well served by a light rail system known as the Tyne & Wear Metro. North Shields is easily accessible from Newcastle City Centre from Monument station where trains to the Coast go via North Shields. The Daren Persson Stadium is served by two stops, Meadow Well (5 minutes’ walk) or North Shields (10 minutes’ walk).

By Bus

The 306 & 310 bus service from Newcastle City Centre (Haymarket Bus Station) to Tynemouth runs within close proximity to the stadium. The stadium is located off Waterville Road (East).