Shaun McRoberts scored a 25 yard screamer to set North Shields on their way to a thumping win over Hebburn Town at the Darren Persson Stadium.

The Robins’ winger capped a bright start for the hosts as he hammered home after eight minutes, Ryan Carr doubled the lead on 29 minutes before Paul Robinson curled in a free kick on the stroke of half time.

Hebburn pulled one back through Luke Sullivan on 50 minutes, but Craig Spooner completed the scoring for the hosts five minutes from the end.

North Shields went into the without key player Jordan Summerly, which meant Spooner coming into the side to operate as a makeshift left back.

However this did not seem to affect the hosts as they started well and in the third minute Callum Johnston had a goal disallowed for offside.

They then got their reward five minutes later, after being allowed to advance unchallenged McRoberts made the most of the blustery conditions and unleashed a vicious effort that went in off the inside of the post.

The hosts then made their dominance count as Carr finished from the edge of the box after the visitors gave the ball away in their own half, before Robinson curled an exquisite free kick into the top corner on the stroke of half time.

The visitors were quick to pull one back within five minutes of the restart as Sullivan headed home a free kick, before Michael Richardson fired just wide a minute later.

The visitors cranked up the pressure and their best chance came in the 82 minute as Ben Dibb-Fuller was denied by a remarkable one handed save from Greg Purvis before Graeme Armstrong fired over from 10 yards.

However, Shields’ nerves were calmed three minutes later as Donnison released Spooner to slot home and secure the points for the home side.