Month: September 2016

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Shildon AFC Loan Signing : Amar Purewal

Shildon have signed Darlington 1883 Striker Amar Purewal on a short term loan.

Amar joined Darlington during the summer of 2012 from Durham City, and was one of the first signings by manager Martin Gray. He started his career in Newcastle United’s youth team and joined Durham City from Northern League side Bishop Auckland in 2010 and finished his first season as leading scorer for the Citizens when they were in the Evostik League. He joined Darlo in the summer of 2012, and finished the season as top scorer with 24 league goals. He went on to score another 21 in season 2013-14. Amar became the first player in the new era to reach 50 goals when he scored a hat trick against Harrogate RA on October 1st, but was ruled out for the rest of the season because of a cruciate injury in January.

He returned in the later stages of the 2015-16 season, and achieved a good enough fitness level to be chosen for Panjab in the Conifa World Cup. He scored seven goals for Panjab on their way to the final.

Shildon AFC New Signing : Danny Parker

Shildon are delighted to announce that defender Danny Parker has signed from Evo-Stik Premier League side Blyth Spartans.

The 25 year old was previously at Motherwell, Durham City and Bishop Auckland.

Blyth Spartans Debut:
v Marine (17 August 2013)

First Goal for Blyth Spartans:
v Ashton United (17 September 2014)

Team Honours (at Blyth Spartans AFC):
– Northumberland Senior Cup Winner (2015)
– Northumberland Senior Cup Runner Up (2014)

Individual Honours (at Blyth Spartans AFC):
– Port of Blyth POTM (Jan 2014)
– England ‘C’ Representative Side (2014)


ENL1 : Shildon 4 Sunderland RCA 1

Sunderland RCA started brightly and went ahead when a cross ball evaded a stretching Matty Robson and fell to Larkin who placed the ball past Liversedge in the Shildon goal.

After already been booked Ross McNab was judged to have brought Ferguson down when through on goal and was sent off. Micky Rae leveled the scores just before half time with a header from a Lewis Dodds cross.

In the second half Shildon made the man advantage count with 3 further goals, first the goal of the night when David Ferguson beat two players and curled the ball into the top corner of the net. Then Billy Greulich-Smith tapped in to make it 3-1 and finally Lewis Wing added the fourth placing it passed the keeper.

Final Score : Shildon 4 Sunderland RCA 1

Full match report to follow

Shildon Under 13’s on the Up

Shildon U13s On The Up

After a 2-0 win in the cup against Leven last weekend Shildon U13s went into their league game with their heads held high this week against Thirsk Falcons FC.

However straight from the kick off Thirsk broke through our defence and scored immediately. Shildon restarted the game and started to pass the ball round well using their wings to their advantage and testing the oppositions keeper. Shildon were awarded a corner which James Rusby took and curled it into the top right to level proceedings. From then on Shildon were the most dominant team but when their defence was needed they did the job and cleared their lines. Two goals from Chloe Wymer and another two from James Rusby made it 5 -1 until we conceded just before half time making it 5-2.

Second half and Shildon were facing uphill which made it a little harder but they dug in and managed to get into a rhythm again using the wings. A great ball whipped in from the right for Ellie Geary to get her foot to it and tap it into the net. Minutes later Ellie added to her tally after a nice through ball saw her latch onto it and place it in to the back of the net. For the next 10 minutes a great battle from both teams midfielders saw the game settle down a bit. Shildon were giving a few corners away but their defence and keeper dealt with the pressure well. Five minutes from time James Rusby scored making it 8-2 at the final whistle.

James Rusby and Chloe Wymer were given joint players of the match but a great team performance from all.

Next up a difficult away tie in the league cup against a tough division 1 side Nunthorpe A.