ILKLEY Town and Otley Town have both shown their support for South Shields’ legal battle for promotion.

The north east outfit believe they should be in the National League North next season after they were 12 points clear at the top of the Northern Premier League, before the FA decided to void steps 3-7.

It has been reported that both clubs, along with 19 others, have contributed to the £16,000 raised to help.

It must be noted that some of the donations have been made from senior members at the club rather than the club itself.