Washington 4 Shildon 2

Shildon AFC Beaten by Washington

Top of the league Shildon AFC travelled to second placed Washington FC on Tuesday 8th September 2015 in the Ebac Northern League, with the Railwaymen going down 4 – 2.

The Mechanics are the surprise team of the season, having not lost a single game so far in all competitions.

They were ahead after just 90 seconds when captain Mark Davison fired past Shildon’s stand in keeper Jake Johnson.

Shildon thought they had equalised after 6 minutes but Mark Doninger’s shot was ruled off side. However, they did level on 11 minutes when Paul Connor found Jonathan Davis.

Half Time:  Washington FC  1  Shildon AFC  1

Washington were ahead straight from the kick off when a right wing cross found Michael Cochrane whose long range drive beat injured keeper Johnson.

The home side piled on the pressure with Shildon’s Dan groves clearing off the line.

It was 3 – 1 on 69 minutes when a right corner gave Ross Preston a free header. Minutes later Washington’s Michael Coglan’s free kick hit the bar.

Against the run of play Shildon pulled a goal back when Bobby Moore fired low into the bottom corner.

Washington extended their lead on 80 minutes when John Butler head home from close range.

Final Score:  Washington FC  4  Shildon AFC  2

Goalscorers:  Davis 76, Moore 76.

Subs:  Hudson for Wing 63, Greulich-Smith for Fryatt 75, Wood for Davis 75.

Man-of-the-Match:  Gary Brown

Shildon can have no qualms about the result as Washington were the far better side on the night, particularly in the second half.