Durham Challenge Cup 3rd Round Result

Shildon AFC are through to the semi final of the Durham Challenge Cup after a comfortable 5 – 0 away win at Hartlepool FC on Saturday 7th February 2015.

It was one way traffic from the kick off with the Railwaymen passing the ball around at leisure, taking the lead on 17 minutes when a Billy Greulich-Smith header was knocked onto the bar by keeper Callum Hudson, rebounding back out for Micky Rae to head home.

Shortly after it was 2 – 0 when a Micky Rae cross found Billy Greulich-Smith who headed in from close range.

It was constant Shildon pressure but Micky Rae, Billy Greulich-Smith and Ben Wood all failed to add to the score.

Half Time:  Hartlepool FC  0  Shildon AFC  2

It was all Shildon in the 2nd half and just after the hour Lee Chapman’s free kick gave keeper Hudson no chance.

On 72 minutes Ben Wood made it 4 – 0 firing into the bottom corner and then a brilliant strike from 25 yards by Jack Taylor made it 5 – 0.

Final Score:  Hartlepool FC  0  Shildon AFC  5

Goalscorers:  Rae 17, Greulich-Smith 19, Chapman 64, Wood 72, Taylor 79.

Subs:  Taylor for Scroggins 64, Doninger for Rae 68

After the match manager Gary Forrest said “This was a comfortable win”.


1) Kyle Hayes
2) Jamie Harwood
3) Lee Chapman
4) Sam Hodgson
5) Liam Atkin
6) Daniel Moore
7) Chris Emms
8) Lee Scroggins
9) Michael Rae
10) Ben Wood
11) Billy Greulich-Smith


12) Paul Connor
14) Mark Doninger on for Rae
15) John Brackstone
16) Jack Taylor
17) Darren Craddock


Michael Rae
Ben Wood
Billy Greulich-Smith
Lee Chapman
Jack Taylor