Month: February 2019

#RaiseTheRoofForRichard collection v Consett

Shildon AFC will be holding a bucket collection before our Ebac Northern Game against Consett for Willington Chairman Richard Tremewan. All the funds raised will go to a charity of Richard’s choice.

Willington are also asking for fans from throughout the Northern League to attend their home game on Friday against Esh Winning in their own team colours. Again all gate receipts and any money collected will be given to Charity.

Richard has helped Shildon on numerous occasions from replacing windows after an attempted break in, to even changing into linesman gear to run the line to enable us to finish a game after the referee was injured.

DCC Semi Final Result | Hartlepool United 0 Shildon 2

Shildon will play South Shields in the final of the Durham Challenge Cup.

Billy Greulich-Smith gave Shildon the lead after 19 minutes heading in a corner from Matty Robson. Nathan Steel & Brad Hird both had chances to extend the lead but they were saved by the Hartlepool keeper.

Hartlepool put Shildon under pressure in the second half but it was Brad Hird who finished well to give Shildon the 2-0 victory.

South Shields beat Dunston 3-1 in the other semi-final.

FT Hartlepool United 0 Shildon 2
Att : 650

Shildon fundraiser a winner with locals

SHILDON AFC’s kit lady raises over £2,000, in memory of her late partner, for great causes, including the club where he was a director.

The event which took place on Saturday 9 February at Elm Road Club, Shildon proved to be a massive hit with more than 120 of the local community enjoying 1960’s and 70’s music, from the ‘Travillin Band’. 

Susan Charlton organises the annual charity night which this year raised over £2,000 for Diabetes UK, Prosthetic Limb Centre, James Cook Hospital and the football club.

Miss Charlton’s late partner and Shildon AFC director John Hay, 69, collapsed and died while he watched his beloved Shildon AFC play Seaham Red Star in a Durham County Challenge Cup game in January 2013.

Mrs Charlton is planning to hand over the money to the groups at Shildon AFC’s presentation night on 4 May.

She said: “I just loved doing the fundraising and everyone has supported us. It makes me so proud to be part of this community.  We had 118 raffles, 31 auction and 210 tombola prizes donated which was just brilliant”

Diane Dent, treasurer of Shildon AFC, said: “On behalf of the football club I’d like to thank Sue, she’s an absolute star. John was a big part of the club. I think that what Sue is doing is absolutely fantastic and it’s keeping him alive in the football club.”

ENL1 Result | Shildon 2 Sunderland RCA 3

10 man Sunderland RCA took all three points against Shildon at Dean Street

Kyle Davis gave RCA the perfect start after 3 minutes with a neatly taken goal. 20 minutes later Kyle was given a straight red after a foul on Matty Robson.

9 minutes later Mark Davison scored to send RCA into the break 2-0 up.

Mark Davison added his second and RCA’s 3rd 15 minutes into the second half .

Ben Trotter then gave Shildon a lifeline with a tap in 4 minutes later and in the 93rd minute Aidan Heywood headed past Scott Pocklington to make it 3-2. 2 minutes later Pocklington produced an outstanding save to deny Ben Trotter a second an secure the points for RCA

Man Of The Match : Matty Robson

Community football club physio jumps at the chance to fundraise

SHILDON AFC’s physiotherapist Nikki Brown has pledged to take part in a tandem skydive all in the name of charity.

The jump will be in aid of Breast Cancer Now who fund research that is entirely focused on breast cancer and put their supporters at the heart of everything they do.

Miss Brown said :“they say cancer touches lives; well it certainly touched mine.  I have lost my great nan and aunty to cancer and one of my best friends is currently fighting the disease.  When I had the opportunity to fundraise for Breast Cancer Now, I literally jumped at the chance”

Originally from Washington, now Hetton le Hole, Miss Brown joined Shildon AFC as their physiotherapist in December 2017.  Miss Brown said “ I love being part of the club and they give so much back to others, I hope I can too”

The community club management, players, members and volunteers work hard to fundraise for many charities both locally and nationally contributing over £6,000 in last year, with more on the horizon.

A target of £450 is hoped to be raised from the skydive. All donations will be greatly received and can be made at

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ENL1 RESULT | Shildon 3 Guisborough Town 1

Three goals in the first half sealed the points for Shildon in a windy game at Dean Street.

Zak Atkinson opened the scoring with a neat turn and finish half way through the first half. Nathan Steel added a second slotting past the Guisborough keeper 10 minutes later. Then on the stroke of half time Ben Trotter made it three with a tap in.

Matthew Lovatt scored for Guisborough in the 90th minute

FT Shildon 3 Guisborough Town 1