Month: June 2014

Shildon AFC reserves will play their home games at Sunnydale Leisure Centre

Reserves announce friendlies

For the first time, Shildon Football Club will have a reserve side this season, playing in the Durham Alliance League and based at Sunnydale Leisure Centre.

The reserves will be joined in the league by reserve sides from Spennymoor Town and Bishop Auckland along with a minimum of 14 other sides. Playing last season as Durham Stonebridge, the side finished fourth in the league.

The side has announced a series of pre-season friendlies which will give Shildon fans the opportunity to go along and see the latest additions to the growing number of teams representing the club and the town this season.

The friendlies will be played at Sunnydale Leisure Centre with dates and kick off times as follows:

Sat July 5th: Shildon Reserves v  Silksworth CWFC, 2pm
Wed July 9th: Shildon Reserves v  Rutherford FC, 7pm
Sat Jul 19th: Shildon Reserves v  Easington CWFC, 2pm
Wed July 23rd: Shildon Reserves v  Ashbrooke Belford House, 7pm
Sat July 26th: Shildon Reserves v  Sunderland West End, 2pm
Sat August 2nd: Shildon Reserves v  Swallwell, 2pm

Entry to all reserves games – friendlies and league matches – is free.

Shildon Reserves’ league campaign will kick off on Saturday 9th August. Fixtures are not yet available. You can also follow the Reserves on twitter at their account @ShildonReserves where they will be tweeting all their news and live matchday scores.

Season tickets for the 2014-15 season are now on sale at Dean Street

Season tickets on sale now

Durham Challenge Cup winners, Shildon AFC have announced that admission fees for the 2014-15 season at Dean Street will be frozen at last year’s prices.

Season tickets, which are on sale now, will again cost just £90 for adults and £50 for concessions and juniors – that’s less than £4.50 per game for adults and less than £2.50 per game for concessions.

Full admission prices for league matches will be £6 and £4 with under 12s gaining free entry when accompanied by a paying adult.

Cup matches are not included in the season ticket and full admission prices for FA Cup and FA Vase games will be £7 adults and £5 concessions. Domestic cup matches will be priced at the same as league matches. The same offer also applies to under 12s.

To purchase your season ticket, contact Jeff Ridley on 07909 992731. Alternatively, contact  Club Secretary, Gareth Howe on 07976 822 453 or by email at

New season’s fixtures released

Shildon’s Northern League Division One fixtures for the 2014-15 have been published. The Railwaymen will open their campaign with a home match against Billingham Synthonia, evoking memories of last season’s Durham Challenge Cup triumph at the Synners’ home ground.

The Cup winners will visit newcomers Jarrow Roofing on August 23rd while Second Division Champions, North Shields will visit Dean Street on 10th September. The visit of the third newcomers, West Allotment Celtic will have to wait until 25th October.

Expected title challengers and local rivals, West Auckland Town will host Shildon on 4th October, while the first game against last season’s runners up Celtic Nation will take place at Dean Street on November 8th.

Meanwhile, the first two rounds of the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup have also been drawn and Shildon will entertain Second Division Whickham at Dean Street in the First Round.

The winners of the tie will then face a trip to the winners of the first round tie between Tow Law Town and Brandon United.

Dates of the ties are yet to be arranged.

The full League fixtures list is reproduced below:

Sat Aug 9th 2014 Billingham Synthonia H
Tue Aug 12th Dunston UTS A
Wed Aug 20th Morpeth Town H
Sat Aug 23rd Jarrow Roofing BCA A
Mon Aug 25th Crook Town H
Sat Aug 30th Bedlington Terriers A
Wed Sep 3rd Guisborough Town A
Sat Sep 6th Newcastle Benfield H
Wed Sep 10th North Shields H
Sat Sep 13th Marske United A
Tue Sep 16th Ashington A
Sat Sep 27th Sunderland RCA H
Sat Oct 4th West Auckland Town A
Sat Oct 11th Consett H
Sat Oct 18th Bishop Auckland A
Sat Oct 25th West Allotment Celtic H
Sat Nov 1st Penrith A
Sat Nov 8th Celtic Nation H
Sat Nov 15th Whitley Bay A
Sat Nov 22nd Newton Aycliffe H
Sat Nov 29th Durham City A
Sat Dec 6th Dunston UTS H
Sat Dec 13th Morpeth Town A
Sat Dec 20th Guisborough Town H
Sat Dec 27th Crook Town A

Sat Jan 3rd 2015 Bedlington Terriers H
Sat Jan 10th Billingham Synthonia A
Sat Jan 17th Jarrow Roofing BCA H
Sat Jan 24th North Shields A
Sat Jan 31st Ashington H
Sat Feb 7th Newcastle Benfield A
Sat Feb 14th Marske United H
Sat Feb 21st Sunderland RCA A
Sat Feb 28th West Auckland Town H
Sat Mar 7th Consett A
Sat Mar 14th Bishop Auckland H
Sat Mar 21st West Allotment Celtic A
Sat Mar 28th Penrith H
Sat Apr 4th Celtic Nation A
Sat Apr 11th Whitley Bay H
Sat Apr 18th Newton Aycliffe A
Sat Apr 25th Durham City H