Month: August 2019

FULL TIME | Shildon 3 Tow Law Town 0

Shildon progressed into the next round of the FA Vase with a 3-0 victory over Tow Law Town.

Kurt Matthews set Shildon on their way with a fine finish after 29 minutes. Shildon had several other chances in the half but went in at the break 1-0

After 66 minutes Danny Craggs curled a free kick into the net and Zak Atkinson scored after 72 minutes.

Final Score : Shildon 3 Tow Law Town 0

Man Of The Match : Kurt Matthews

Attendance : 188

LOAN SIGNING | Iulian Petrache from Morpeth Town

Iulian has today signed on a short term loan from Morpeth Town (subject to League approval).

Iulian is towering centre-half with an imposing presence at the heart of the defence, bringing aerial prowess and a tremendous reading of the game. After spells at South Shields and Team Northumbria, Petrache joined Morpeth.

He has previously played in his home country Romania as well as Poland and Hungary.

Shildon  manager Daniel Moore said “The signing of  Iulian on loan is a tremendous addition to our squad and will help us through some very important League fixtures in September”

Many Thanks to Morpeth Town for all their help with the loan.

Welcome to the club Iulian.

FINAL SCORE | Newton Aycliffe 2 Shildon 2

An own goal in the 91st minute of the game salvaged a point after a below par performance against Newton Aycliffe.

Shildon had the better of the first half and a Zak Atkinson goal was the difference at the break.

2 goals in 6 minutes turned the game for Newton Aycliffe. Shaun Ryder scored the first direct from a Free Kick after 51 minutes and then Dean Thexton scored from close range in the 57th.

With the game looking to finish 2-1 a ball into the Newton Aycliffe box was caused a defender to slice his clearance into the net.

Final Score Newton Aycliffe 2 Shildon 2

Attendance : 315

Final Score | Shildon 3 Penrith 2

Shildon moved to 3rd in the table with a 3-2 victory over Penrith at Dean Street.

Despite Shildon having most of the play in the first half it was Penrith who opened the scoring after 37 minutes. Shildon goalkeeper Matty Bancroft was adjudged to have taken down a Penrith attacker in the box and Martyn Coleman stepped up to place the ball to the goalkeepers right.

3 minutes later Danny Craggs leveled to send the teams in at half time level at 1-1

In the 57th minute Shildon were given a penalty and Nathan Steel converted to give Shildon a 2-1 lead. However the lead only lasted 8 minutes as Martyn Coleman scored his second.

As the game looked like the points would be shared, Aidan Heywood struck a speculative shot from outside the box and Danny Craggs managed to divert the ball under the Penrith goalkeeper to give Shildon the points.

Man Of the Match : Danny Craggs

Attendance : 316

MATCH PREVIEW: Shildon vs Penrith

Saturday 24th August 2019, Dean Street, 3PM

By Ash Brighton

Railway men looking for strong response after a week to forget

Shildon will be hoping for a much need result this weekend as they welcome Penrith to Dean Street.

The home side head into Saturday’s match up on the back of two defeats in a row, both away from home, after Wednesday night’s 3-1 defeat to North Shields, so familiar surroundings may prove pivotal.

On the pitch though, manager Daniel Moore revealed on after Wednesday’s game that he will be without defender Jordan Lavery with what is believed to be a pulled groin to only add to a mounting list of absentees for the club.

However, the manager expects his team to manage well none the less “We’re a bit thin at the moment but we’ve got a squad for that reason”.

With Shildon currently sitting 12th in the Ebac Northern league division one, the manager has called for the Railway men to perform much better across the pitch.

“We’ve just got to keep going, defend the box better and take chances when they come along, we should have been 2-0 up before they (North Shields) even scored their first. “

Meanwhile the visitors Penrith head over to Shildon with only a solitary point to their name so far and will be hoping for much improvement at a ground where the away side have conceded 13 goals in just 2 league games.

MATCH PREVIEW | Manager Moore wants more of the same

Shildon boss Daniel Moore says he expects more attacking football to come as his side welcomes Garforth Town to Dean Street in an extra FA cup preliminary round meeting this Saturday.

Speaking after Tuesday night’s convincing 5-1 victory over Ryhope CW, Moore outlined his vision for Shildon and preferred style of play.

“I want my teams to go out and attack, that’s what I loved doing as a player, so we’ve got good players in the forward areas of the pitch to make an impact”.

All this is music to fans ears as 13 goals in just 2 games has spread optimism like wildfire throughout the town with impressive attendances reflecting the quality on the pitch.

Manager Moore also highlighted the quality in depth the Railway Men possess praising the impact made from the bench on Tuesday evening.

“I was very pleased with the reaction from our players. I’ve just said to them Work rate and effort was great. Players who came off the bench as well changed the game in different ways”.

Meanwhile, looking ahead to Saturday’s cup tie.

While early in the season, the manager has already thrown the gauntlet down to his men to make Dean Street a fortress for any visiting side.

“They’re coming to us and I’ve said to the lads in there, we’ve got to make this place the same as it has been the last 2 games. A hard place to come”.