Month: January 2019

Trailblazer Shildon AFC support young players

SHILDON AFC have committed to offering young players with emerging talent the opportunity to play in the Ebac Northern League in their first team.

David Dent, chairman of Shildon AFC set out plans to grow the club into the wider community in October 2018 with the appointment of a new sporting director Martin Gray.

Dent said “with the new structure of the club in place Martin is now in a position to identify any young players who have reached a point in their football career where they would benefit from, and be put forward to play with the first team”

There are ten eager young players currently associated with the first team. Aaron Duell, Dominic Curl, Aidan Heywood, Brad Hird and Dane Eltringham who are all under 21 years old and Ben Reay, Stevie Johnson, Mason Hurworth, Oscar Eckley-Aldsworth and Liam Waters who are 16 years old.  The four youngest players have all come through a training programme with the Martin Gray Football Academy.

Daniel Moore, Shildon AFC manager, took the decision to play Mason Hurworth and Stevie Johnson at the Durham Challenge Cup quarter final which they won with an impressive 6-1 victory against Consett AFC.

Moore said : “Both myself and assistant manager Mark Hudson  have worked hard with these young lads in all aspects of the game.  The aim is to give them a platform to work hard, thrive and achieve their goals. I want to add to the professionalism of the current senior members of the squad such as Matty Robson and Dale Mulligan.  They have been brilliant when working with the young players and being able to be around such characters will only develop them even more”

Pictured left to right: Ben Reay, Dane Eltringham, Oscar Eckley-Aldsworth, Liam Waters, Mason Hurworth, Stevie Johnson, Aaron Duell, Brad Hird, Dom Curl, Daniel Moore, Mark Hudson.

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Durham Challenge Cup Semi Final Date Set v Hartlepool United

The date for the Semi-Final of the Durham Challenge Cup has been agreed between ourselves and Hartlepool United. The tie will be played on Tuesday 26th February with a 7:30pm kick off

Prices for the game have been set by Hartlepool United at :

Adult – £3
Concession – £1

The game will be played at the Super 6 Stadium, Clarence Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8BZ

The Supporters Club will be running a bus to the game, if you would like to travel please see Paul Mulley to book your seat

eNL SCORE | Dunston UTS 1 Shildon 0

Mark Fitzpatrick scored the only goal of the game after 60mins to give the points to Dunston.

Shildon had a couple of chances in the first half the main one coming through a Nathan Steel volley which the goalkeeper tipped over.

After Dunston went ahead Shildon put pressure on the Dunston goal and only a good save from Daniel Moore by Karl Dryden kept the lead intact.

Supporters Club Travel | Durham Challenge Cup Semi Final – Hartlepool United

The Supporters Club will be running buses to the Durham Challenge Cup semi-final game away to Hartlepool United. Although no date has been arranged yet, the tie has to be played the week preceding Saturday 2nd March

If you would like to travel with the Supporters Club please contact Paul Mulley (Tel. 07704 828 522) to book your seat.

Shildon Manager Celebrates Anniversary at Community Football Club

SHILDON AFC manager Daniel Moore will celebrate two years in charge at the Ebac Northern League club this month.

Moore signed a three year contract with the club back in January 2017 and took the club to forth position in the Northern League in his first season and third in his second.  He also took Shildon to the FA cup forth qualifying round last season and won the Cleator Cup.

Aged 34, Moore is a young, driven and increasingly experienced manager who believes in giving the clubs emerging talent an opportunity on the pitch, whilst maintaining a strong performing squad.   An ethos which has seen the club climb to sixth position in the league table with 12 games to go.

The anniversary falls within weeks of reaching 500 games played for the club and 100 games managed.

Moore said : “I am proud of how far the team has come in the past two years and more so in the last six months.  There have been changes both on the pitch and off the pitch which ultimately improve individual and team performance.  I am already taking steps to secure a solid start to the next season and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead”

David Dent, chairman of Shildon AFC added : “ Daniel has made a great start to his managerial career and we have now put a structure in place where he can only continue to improve. Daniel is aware of the level of investment that is going into the Club as we seek to achieve our ambitions on and off the pitch and he has a major part to play in realising those objectives. I think now we are starting to see the results of this on the pitch and I’m hopeful that this is just the beginning “ 

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DCC QUARTER FINAL | Shildon 6 Consett 1

Shildon are into the semi final of the Durham Challenge Cup with a 6-1 victory over Consett at Dean Street.

In the squad were 9 players under the age of 21 with 17 year old Mason Hurworth impressing from the start.

Ben Trotter (9 mins) opened the scoring with a header from a Matty Robson only for Luke Carr to equalise after 22mins. Brad Hird was then fouled in the box and Billy Greulich-Smith restored the advantage.

In the second half David Palmer added the 3rd, Brad Hird the 4th and Nathan Steel the 5th. Steven Johnson then produced some great play to beat his man and set up Ben Trotter to finish the scoring.

FT Shildon 6 Consett 1