Matches against South Shields F.C.
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|South Shields F.C.|
as South Shields Adelaide
1974 (current incarnation)
South Shields Football Club are based in South Shields, in the Tyneside area of the North East of England. They have a long and complicated history, with three distinct incarnations taking the name. The current club was founded in 1974 and plays at Filtrona Park. South Shields Adelaide, nicknamed the Laddies, were formed in 1899 by Jack Inskip, and after joining the Northern Alliance, moved to the North Eastern League in 1908-09, becoming a limited company. Adelaide was dropped from the name in 1905. In 1913 the club unsuccessfully applied to the Football League, polling no votes. In 1919 they contested the post war Victory Shield alongside Newcastle, Sunderland and others, and joined the extended Football League Second Division in 1919-20 amassing 28 votes. Relegation came in 1928, and after two Division Three (North) seasons the club folded in 1930 despite finishing seventh, and was taken over in its entirety by Gateshead.
Subsequent incarnations would follow in 1936 and 1974, but it was against the first incarnation of South Shields that all matches against Chelsea were played; all in the Second Division during the 1920s.