Match Preview | Pontefract Collieries (H)

Nickname: The Colls

Founded: 1958

Ground: Beechnut Lane

Capacity: 1200 (300 seated)

Daren Persson Stadium to Pontefract Collieries: 105 mile

Last result: Pontefract Collieries 0 – 2 Grimsby Borough

Reverse fixture: Pontefract Collieries 0 – 2 North Shields (Hird, Paterson)

Last Season: 12th – Northern Premier League – East Division

Twitter: @PonteCollsFC

Marc Nash and his men will look to pick themselves up and brush themselves after a disappointing defeat to bottom placed Tadcaster Albion on Tuesday night.

Prior to the defeat on Tuesday, the Robins had accumulated back-to-back league wins against Consett and Grimsby Borough scoring 6 goals with no reply.

Our visitors come into the tie on the back of a defeat through the week at home to Grimsby Borough, going down 0-2. Prior to that they had won at Home to Brighouse 2-1, before drawing 2-2 with Cleethorpes at home.

They sit in 9th place on 39 points and are the third highest scorers in the division on 53, behind Stockton Town (58) and Worksop Town (77).

The two sides have already met twice this season, the Robins coming out on top on both occasions. The first time was in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round where goals Regan Paterson, Connor Oliver and Brad Hird saw the Robins through to the next round, the two sides then met in league action down at Beechnut Lane in October, where Shields ran out 2-0 winners with Regan Paterson and Brad Hird on the scoresheet once again.

For those traveling to the game please read on to find out the best way to get to the Daren Persson Stadium, for those unable to attend the game, you can follow our match updates on twitter @NorthShieldsFC.

How to find us

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).

Car Parking:

We have a car park in front of the ground to accommodate Players and Officials, parking for spectators is on the streets surrounding the ground.


  • Adults £9
  • Concessions (Senior Citizens) £6
  • Children (Under 16’s) £3

Season Tickets are valid for this game

All payable at the turnstiles except where games are deemed all-ticket. Please note our turnstile is cash only.