Saturday 26th March 2022
North Shields Pineapple 1-4 Consett
Sunderland Over 40's League Division 1
NORTH SHIELDS PINEAPPLE FC - A BRIEF HISTORY
Being a team that is based on the need of players, rather than spectators. there is absolutely no web presence for the team. They are based out of the Pineapple Inn which is located on the Wallsend Road in Chirton which is a district of North Shields. It dates back to the 1700s and was the birthplace of John Dobson, an architect who designed many of the North East's landmarks, designing over 400 works. The football team plays in the Sunderland Over 40's League Division 1, the second tier of the league. They appear to have joined the league in 2017 and that season, they finished as runners-up to St Mary's College Old Boys. They've been in Division 1 ever since, having their best finish in their debut season when they finished 8th.
The ground is located in Wallsend at the Langdale Centre which is also the home of FC United of Newcastle who play in the Northern Alliance D1. The town of Wallsend is 3.5 miles away from Newcastle Upon Tyne and has a population of just under 44,000. It has a history of shipbuilding and coal mining and was the birthplace of Steve Bruce, Brian Laws, Michael Carrick, Lee Clark and Steve Watson. Darts player Jocky Wilson was also born there.