The opposition: Long Eaton United FC

Nickname: The Blues

Founded: 1956

Ground: Grange Park, Derbyshire, NG10 2EF

Capacity: 3,000

Average attendance: 125

Daren Persson Stadium to Long Eaton United FC: 166 miles

Last Season: 1st United Counties League Premier Division North (Promoted as Champions to Pitching In Northern Premier League: East)

Last Result: Long Eaton 4-1 Quorn (FA Cup) – Long Eaton 1-1 Grantham Town (League)

Twitter: @LongEatonUnited

North Shields make the 166 mile trip to Derbyshire on Saturday to face the blues’ Long Eaton United.

Both teams come into the tie as league champions last season in their respective leagues, United Counties League Premier Division North and Northern League Division One.

The hosts have drawn both league games so far, having faced Bridlington Town and Grantham Town, both matches finishing 1-1.

Marc Nash brings his squad into the game on the back of Wednesday nights win against Tadcaster Albion with another brace from Cam Cunningham to pick up the Robins first league win of the campaign.

How to find Long Eaton United

Get on A1 in North Yorkshire from A19, continue on A1 (M). Take M1 to Brian Clough Way/ A52 in Sandiacre. Take exit 25 from M1.

Continue on Brian Clough Way/A52 to destination.


Adults £9

Concessions (65 and over) £7

Children £3

Match day Programme £2.50