Once again, there’s no Newcastle United this Saturday but there is still plenty of great football to take in around the North East and here’s our picks to get get your coat on, meet a few mates and take in a good local match played and watched by people like you. Of course you might prefer a trip to IKEA, the Metrocentre, B&Q …. arrrrggghhh
The highest standard of non-league football is played at the International Stadium just off the Felling By-Pass. Neil Aspin’s team are well and truly in the hunt for a play-off place. The Heed is home to Forest Green Rovers this Saturday. Its all to play for.
The fantastic Spartans are at home to Halesowen Town and will be keen to increase their impressive lead at the top of the Evostik League. In my opinion, Croft Park is the best place in the North East to watch non-league football.
Nice looking game between Ashington and West Allotment Celtic at Hirst Welfare.
North Shields take on Shildon at The Morgue. Always worth a visit.
Hillheads is a nice place to take in a game and Whitley Bay are at home to Seaham Red Star.
South Shields can be expected to pull in the decent numbers this Saturday as they take on Esh Winning at Mariners Park.
Dunston are away to Consett for those in North West Durham.
Another attractive fixture is Heaton Stann crossing the river to play at Hebburn.
If you do go to a game, remember to pie and a pint, a programme and if possible a pin-badge etc. It all helps the culture of our fantastic non-league scene.
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