Month: August 2014

Padiham V Shildon

Shildon AFC are through to the next round of the F.A. Cup after a 1 – 0 away victory at Padiham, near Burnley, who play in the Evostik Northern Premier League, which includes Darlington 1883 and Spennymoor.

The first chance fell to The Stork’s No 9 Paul Fildes, whose shot was punched away by Shildon’s keeper Lewis Graham. Then Sam Garvie fired just wide, before on the half hour Daniel Moore was brought down in the box for a spot kick. Up stepped reliable penalty taker captain Mark Hudson to give Shildon a deserved lead.

Half Time: Padiham 0 Shildon AFC 1.

Early on in the 2nd half Shildon had early possession before a Padiham shot was parried away by keeper Graham to No 11 Kurt Willoughby, but somehow Carl Jones made a brilliant block with his feet. On the hour a Carl Jones effort was goal-bound but was headed off the line by Padiham’s stat man Louis Haynes. Ten minutes later Shildon’s man-of-the-match Daniel Moore fired a long range drive but it hit the post and bounced back into play. Near the end Ben Wood and Billy Greulich-Smith were both through but failed to add to the score.

Final Score: Padiham 0 Shildon AFC 1.

Goalscorer: Hudson 30.

Man-of-the-Match: Daniel Moore.

After the match manager Gary Forrest said, “The 1st half was a good solid performance but in the 2nd half we were not as good. Perhaps the long 3 hour journey down to Lancashire wasn’t the best preparation for the game. Nevertheless, we still deserved to win”.

* Taken from Shildon Town Crier


Pictures courtesy of Tom Clegg and are available to view on Flickr

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Shildon V Crook Town

Just nine days ago Shildon AFC trounced Crook Town, winning 7-0 in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round.Crook visited Dean Street once again on Bank Holiday Monday, 23rd August, for a league fixture. The score, however, was much closer than the last match, with Shildon only winning 3 – 2.

Two early chances fell to Shildon’s Lee Scroggins before the Railwaymen eventually went 1 – 0 up after a Ben Wood cross from the left found Mark Hudson whose long range header beat ‘keeper Ryan Graham. Two minutes later Ben Wood put Michael Rae through on goal, and he slotted home to make it 2–0.

Shildon gifted Crook a lifeline just 3 minutes later. Lee Scroggins committed a silly foul on Crook’s Jason Brazaukas, conceding a penalty which Kalumn Holbrook converted.

Things soon got even worse for Shildon. It was all square on 38 minutes after Shildon were hit on the break. The equaliser came after a long through ball from well inside their own half put Crook’s Jason Brazaukas through and he rounded the keeper.

Half Time: Shildon AFC 2 Crook Town 2

Shildon regained the lead from a corner just 4 minutes into the 2nd half. Despite Crook having 10 players camped in the box, Michael Rae headed on to Paul Connor who turned the ball in from close range through a crowd of players. Thereafter, chances fell to Paul Connor, Sam Garvie, Chris Emms and Lee Scroggins, but all were unable to change chances into goals.

Final Score: Shildon AFC 3 Crook Town 2

Man-of-the-Match: Daniel Moore.

* Taken from Shildon Town Crier


Pictures courtesy of Tom Clegg and are available to view on Flickr

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Seven up Shildon march on in FA Cup

Shildon ensured their progression in the FA Cup with a seven goal thrashing of local rivals Crook Town on Saturday.

A hat trick from man of the match Micky Rae (pictured scoring his first and Shildon’s second) was complemented by goals from Adam Rundle, Ben Wood, Mark Hudson and a late own goal to cap Crook’s miserable day but leave Shildon in seventh heaven.

Shildon will now travel south to take on Padiham of the Evo-Stick North, who were beaten 0-2 in their opening league match at home by Spennymoor Town on the same afternoon.

The Supporters Club is already taking names on a first come first served basis for the coach journey to cheer the lads on in the next round. Traditionally seats fill up very quickly, so get in touch by calling 07784 975451 as soon as possible to book your passage to Padiham on Saturday 30th August – just a fortnight away.

SHILDON: Finch, Harwood, Richardson (Emms), Hudson, Craddock, Atkin, Moore, Rundle, Rae, Wood (Garvie), Ruddy (Greulich-Smith). SUBS (not used): Brackstone, Hodgson, Taylor, Connor.

Photo: Tom Clegg