Match Preview | Newcastle Benfield

The opposition: Newcastle Benfield

Nickname: The Lions

Founded: 1988

Daren Persson Stadium to : 5 mile

Last Season: 10th Place – Northern League Division One

Twitter: @NBFC_Official

Tomorrow night we make the short trip up the coast road as we take on local neighbours Newcastle Benfield at Sam Smith Park.

Our hosts have made an indifferent start to this campaign, having played 4, winning 2 and losing 2. They ran out 7-1 winners on the opening day of the season before 0-4 and 1-7 defeats to West Auckland and Bishop Auckland before a 4-0 win at home to Penrith.

Dan Iredale and the lads will be looking to continue to good start to the league campaign, currently sat in 5th place after three games, Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Shildon, will look like a missed opportunity to go top of the table but the lads will do everything possible to get the right result and keep the good form going.

When the two sides last met, they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw as Paul Van-Zandvliet gave the Robins the lead in the 1st minute, before being pegged back by Aidan Healey then two goals in a minute, firstly Cam Cunningham then Paul Brayson to draw the lions level. The Robins had to hold in the final minutes of the game after Jack Walker was giving his marching orders with 5 minutes to go.

For those looking to come to the game tomorrow night, see below instructions of how to find Sam Smith park. We look forward to seeing you there to cheer on the lads!

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


Adults £6

Concessions £3

Kids free

How to find Newcastle Benfield

By train: From Newcastle Central Station take the yellow metro line in the direction of Pelaw via Whitley Bay, getting off at Walkergate. On exiting Walkergate metro station, walk for 10 minutes down Benfield Road in the direction of Benfield School, and the club is just behind the school.

By car: Enter the postcode NE6 4NU into your sat nav, and this will take you directly to the club.

By bus: A number of buses from Haymarket Bus Station will direct you to the club. The 51 (in the direction of Whitley Bay); 306 (in the direction of Tynemouth); 308 (in the direction of Blyth); and the 309, 310 in the direction of the Coast Road will all take you in the direction of Walkergate, and from the Red Hall Drive stop on the coast road, the club is a 10 minute walk away.