ENL1 – Billingham Synthonia Final Score

The Railwaymen are up to 3rd in the League

Shildon AFC are now 3rd in the league after an easy 4 – 0 away win at Billingham Synthonia on Wednesday 25th February 2015.

The Railwaymen are now just three points behind league leaders West Auckland Town, who have play three more games. Shildon’s next game is one of their biggest in the league this season when West Auckland visit Dean Street on Saturday 28th February, a six pointer.

Tonight’s game, just like the previous encounter with Billingham, was anything but a classic with Shildon not at their best and Synners not able to get a single shot on target for the whole 90 minutes.

Shildon took the lead after 17 minutes when a shot come cross from Darren Craddock was deemed to have crossed the line after a goalmouth scramble.

Thereafter, there wasn’t another shot from either side until just before the break when Paul Connor ran  through and fired past keeper Peter Burke.

Half Time:  Billingham Synthonia  0  Shildon AFC  2

Just before the hour Chris Emms was replaced by Mark Doninger and 10 minutes later Paul Connor cleverly dummied inside the Synners penalty area for Mark Doninger to score from 12 yards.

Four minutes later Doninger got his 2nd of the night firing into the roof of the net from 20 yards.

Final Score:  Billingham Synthonia  0  Shildon AFC  4

Goalscorers:  Craddock 17, Connor 45, Doninger 69, 73.

Subs:  Doninger for Emms 59, Rundle for Connor 70, Richardson for Rae 90.

Bookings:  (Y)  Scroggins 64.

After the match manager Gary Forrest said “Another good team performance”.


1) Kyle Hayes
2) Jamie Harwood
3) Lee Chapman
4) Lee Scroggins
5) Darren Craddock
6) Daniel Moore
7) Chris Emms
8) Sam Hodgson
9) Paul Connor
10) Ben Wood
11) Michael Rae


12) Adam Rundle on for Connor
14) Darren Richardson on for Rae
15) Mark Doninger on for Emms
16 ) Carl Jones
17) John Brackstone


Lee Scroggins


Craddock, Connor, Doninger x 2