|Guisborough Town||Goal Time||North Shields||Goal Time|
|Jordan Nixon (Captain)||1||Kyle Hayes|
|Bradley Mills||2||Stuart Donnison|
|Dylan McAvoy||3||Jordan Summerly|
|Mark Robinson||4||Gary Ormston|
|Matthew Lovatt||5||Richard Pell|
|Ben Hugill||6||Kevin Hughes (Captain)|
|Steven Roberts||7||Ryan Carr|
|Jack Connor||8||Paul Robinson|
|Nathan Steel||9||Gareth Bainbridge||35|
|Lewis Maloney||10||Lee Mason||32|
|Joe Ferguson||11||Dean Holmes|
|Anthony Snook||12||John Parker|
|James Dawson||13/17||James Luccock|
|Mason McNeill (on for Ferguson | 71)||14||Joseph Kerridge (on for Holmes | 71)|
|Lee Bythway (on for Steel | 45)||15||David Henderson (on for Robinson | 84)|
|Taylor Crainey||16||Adam Forster (on for Carr | 45)|
Two first half goals were enough to earn North Shields a clear if somewhat uncomfortable 0-2 victory over Guisborough Town at the KGV Stadium.
The opening half hour's play was very even with some exciting end-to-end play during which the Priorymen more than matched their Tyneside visitors.
Guisborough came closest to taking what would have been a deserved lead when livewire Lewis Mahoney, spotting Shields 'keeper Kyle Hayes off his line, launched an audacious dipping shot from fully 40 yards out but the back-peddling Hayes just managed to tip the ball over his crossbar for a corner.
But then two goals on the counter attack in the 32nd and 35th minute gave North Shields a 2-0 half time lead they barely deserved.
First Gareth Bainbridge broke down the left and passed inside for teammate Lee Mason to slide home just inside the post.
And three minutes later Bainbridge's blistering pace saw him out-sprint the Guisborough defence and slot the ball past goalkeeper Jordan Nixon to give the Robins a flattering two-goal cushion at the interval.
In the second half Guisborough rallied spiritedly as they attempted to claw back a goal and three notable chances all went begging.
Winger Steve Roberts surged through the Robins' defence but his low cross-shot went diagonally across goal and narrowly wide of the far post. It was the kind of chance that the flying wingman would normally put away nine times out of 10.
Then substitute Mason McNeill hit a superb angled shot from 12 yards out on the right but Shields keeper Hayes tipped over brilliantly. The Shields defence also had a narrow escape when from a Guisborough corner the ball ricocheted around like a pinball and the final deflection of a Shields head frustratingly for the Priorymen went straight into the grateful arms of Hayes.
The Robins also had good chances of their own and hit the post and had a goal ruled out for off-side but they contained Guisborough to preserve their two-goal lead through to the final whistle.
The defeat was tough on Guisborough in some respects but Shields took two of their chances whereas Guisborough converted none and the Robins showed just that telling extra 'nouse' to protect their two-goal cushion and take home all three points.
The attendance was 117.
The match highlights and reaction from Gary Forster can be found on Priorymen TV via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9cLyNhDJLE
Match photo's can be found via the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/154166104@N05/albums/72157686261442300