Month: March 2019

ENL1 RESULT | Whickham 0 Shildon 4

Shildon remain in 7th place of the Ebac Northern League after a 4-0 victory away to Whickham

Billy Greluich-Smith gave Shildon the perfect start nodding in a far post header with only 4 minutes on the clock.

Shildon had 2 or 3 opportunities to extend their lead but the half ended 1-0.

Billy also had a hand in the second goal when he was fouled in the penalty area. Harrison Scott was then sent off for the foul and Nathan Steel stepped up to extend the lead sending the keeper the wrong way.

Nathan Steel added his second and Shildon’s third 10 minutes later after great work from Captain for the day Aidan Heywood.

In the 92nd minute Ben Reay chipped the keeper to make it 4-0

FT Whickham 0 Shildon 4
Attendance 97

Whickham v Shildon Match Preview, 30th March 3pm

Shildon look to extend unbeaten run at Whickham.

by Josh Hart

Following a 1-0 win at home to North Shields last time out, Shildon will be confident of again securing all three points, as they take on a struggling Whickham side this weekend.

Manager Daniel Moore is not allowing for complacency however, with the boss urging the players to work hard for another clean sheet.

Moore also stated that his players must improve in the final third, and take the chances created when on top.

New signing Jack Vaulks will hope to help Shildon achieve their target of back to back clean sheets, as the former Pickering Town man looks set to make his debut for the club.

The 19 year old defender himself, has been described as calm, and someone who goes about their job with confidence.

Shildon will, however, be without captain Ben Trotter and forward Zak Atkinson, who will miss Saturdays game through suspension.

A 2-1 win for Shildon when the sides met back in September, will give the away side confidence that they can replicate the result, and secure a league double over Robin Falcus’ side.

Another 3 points for Shildon would see them the put pressure on Stockton Town, who currently sit one place above the Railwaymen in sixth.

New Signing | Jack Vaulks signs for the Railwaymen

Shildon are pleased to welcome Jack Vaulks to Dean Street

The 19 year old Defender has played 21 times this season with Evo-Stik East League Pickering Town while on loan from Darlington

Jack has also previously played for Esh Winning and has represented Durham County Under 18’s. He is a calm defender who goes about his job with confidence and gives confidence to the defenders around him.

Shildon manager Daniel Moore speaking to the website said ” Jack is another young hungry prospect to join the club. He has a desire to progress up the pyramid and as a club that is our aim so it is a great fit.For a young age to have played the amount of games he has, in leagues above the Northern League, is brilliant and I believe he will be a great signing for us in our push for promotion next season.”

We would like to thank both Pickering and Darlington for their help with the transfer.

Welcome to the Club Jack.

Match Report: Shildon 1-0 North Shields by @brighton_ash

Railway Men extend unbeaten run of form  

Shildon continued their unbeaten form as they cruised home to a comfortable 1-0 victory over a dogged North Shields.

The home supporters had to wait until the 56th minute for the lone goal of the contest as hometown boy Ben Trotter, slotted home a lovely curling strike from the left edge of the North Shields box to find the far corner.   

It could well have been two though as the Railway Men had a goal disallowed only moments before as forward Billy Greulich-Smith found himself free in the box, burying the chance only to be ruled out for offside.

The home side were by far the better of the two all match long, as North Shields struggled to make inroads into Shildon’s half for most of the game.

An opinion shared by manager Daniel Moore at full time who said, “We stayed switched on, I think we dominated the game from start to finish”. 

“I love a 1-0, clean sheet, but I said at half time just keep plugging away and it will come, and it was a great finish from Ben”.

The result now sees Shildon leap frog North Shields up into 7th still with a game in hand and manager Moore is looking for the team to use Saturday’s result as a benchmark for the remainder of the season and beyond.

“I said to them a few weeks back to finish unbeaten”.

“We go above them now, so the aim is to finish as high as possible and get into good habits looking forward to next season”.

Shildon’s attention will now switch to a trip to Whickham next Saturday in search of another three points and maintaining that unbeaten record.

Attendance: 292

Shildon V North Shields Match Preview, 23 March 3pm

Shildon looking to return to winning ways

By Ashley Brighton

Shildon will look to continue their unbeaten run as they welcome a high scoring North Shields side to Dean Street this Saturday, in a game that promises excitement.

The Railway men are unbeaten in all competitions since their 2-0 victory over Hartlepool in the semi-finals of the Durham Challenge Cup back in February.

A run that manager Daniel Moore is keen to continue after challenging the players to see out the remainder of season undefeated.

So far, the players have responded well to the manager’s challenge, despite a disappointing result home to Whitley Bay, drawing 2-2.

However, the Shildon boss still felt there was cause for celebration looking ahead to the remainder of the season.

He said, “I was, and the players were disappointed to only take a point out of the game last week against Whitley Bay, even though we had 10 men for the majority of the game, so that says a lot about the character and desire to win”.

Saturday’s matchup also is an opportunity for Shildon to leap-frog their opponents up into 7th place ever closer to the top six and the boss has not underestimated the importance a win may have.

“Tomorrow is a big game if we want to finish in the top six, we have to win, simple as that”.

Shildon currently sit two behind the away side as well as having a match in hand. The Railway men come into Saturday’s fixture with little in the way of selection concerns, the only notable absentee being forward Zac Atkinson who misses out through suspension.

Durham Challenge Cup Final Ticket Information

Tickets for the Durham Challenge Cup final between Shildon and South Shields will hopefully go on sale from Saturday.

We will confirm once we have received the tickets from Durham FA

The final is taking place on Friday, May 3rd at Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light with a 7:30pm Kick Off.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Opposition supporters will be segregated at the final.

Because of alphabetical order, Shildon have been designated as the home team for the final.