ENL 1 – Celtic Nation Result

A Comfortable Win

Shildon AFC had a very comfortable 6 – 0 away win at relegated Celtic Nation on Saturday 18th April 2015.

If was one way traffic from the kick off with Mark Doninger opening the scoring on 16 minutes with a long range drive from outside the box.

Ten minutes later a great four man move was finished off in style by Billy Greulich-Smith whose shot rocketed into the roof of the net.

Just 3 minutes later Mark Doninger scored the goal of the day, maybe the goal of the season with a brilliant overhead scissor kick, giving keeper Andrew Casson no chance.

Just before the break Chris Emms put Ben Wood through and he poked the ball past keeper Casson.

Half Time:  Celtic Nation  0  Shildon AFC  4

Early in the 2nd half Mark Doninger fired over the bar, before Daniel Moore was brought down in the box, but the ref. waived play on.

Celtic were a better team after the break with Lewis Graham saving from No 9 Simon Tucker.

On 72 minutes Mark Doninger got his hat-trick when Jason Blackburn put his through and he beat the advancing keeper.

Celtic were becoming frustrated and resorted to committing far too many fouls with 5 players receiving yellow cards.

On 81 minutes Celtic’s Shaun Dixon brought Adam Rundle down in the box for a penalty which Rundle converted with ease for 6 – 0.

Final Score:  Celtic Nation  0  Shildon AFC  6

Goalscorers:  Doninger 16, 29, 72, Greulich-Smith 26, Wood 40, Rundle 81.

Subs:   Rundle for Wood 40, Blackburn for Greulich-Smith 62, Chapman for Brackstone 74.

Bookings:  (Y)  Moore 55.


After the match manager Gary Forrest said “We came here and did what we had to do, that is win the game. If we can win our last 3 games then we will win the league, but we cannot afford any slip ups”.