Month: October 2020

Ryhope CW 1 Shildon 1, match report by Adam Gill

Shildon were held to a 1-1 draw away to 10 man Ryhope CW at Ryhope Recreational Park in the Ebac Northern League Division One.

Dean Thexton gave the Railwaymen the lead in the 14th minute when he poked the ball home after a scramble in the box.

Danni Lay was sent off for the hosts before David Vincent levelled the game for the home side from the spot.

Shildon sat in fifth place before the game seven points off top, whilst Ryhope sat in 15th.

Thexton gave Shildon the lead with the first real chance of the game, when Kurt Matthews saw his low shot saved by James Winter, before Thexton followed up and poked home.

Thexton almost doubled his sides lead just two minutes later, when he took the ball past two defenders before seeing his strike blocked on the line by Jack Walker.

With the visitors piling on the pressure, they almost made it two when Joe Posthill’s cross was met by Michael Sweet, however his header went just over the bar.

The home side were reduced to 10 men in the 51st minute, when Lay brought down Matthews with a reckless challenge.

Despite having 10 men, Ryhope clawed themselves back into the game and were awarded a penalty in the 61st minute, when Ben Trotter brought down the forward in the box.

Vincent stepped up to take the penalty, sending Shaun Newbrook the wrong way to bring his side level.

Shildon kept pushing and could have went ahead in the 82nd minute, when the ball fell to Thexton in the box, however he could only send his volley over the bar.

Danny Craggs had a great chance in the 86th minute, however he sent his shot over the bar from six yards.

The match finished level, in what was a decent point for both sides on the night.

Bootle FC – FA Vase game 31st October – Spectator Guidance

On Saturday, we travel to Bootle in the FA Vase, with the current restrictions in the Merseyside area, Bootle fall into the Very High Tier 3 category.

Although spectators are allowed into the ground , with a limit of 300, the current guidance from the FA / Government asks that spectators follow the Government guidance and do not travel into or out of ‘Very High’ Tier 3 areas. Therefore, as a club we cannot encourage our supporters to attend the game.

Thornaby 2 Shildon 5, Match Report by Adam Gill

Shildon came away from Thornaby with all three points as they defeated their promotion rivals at Teesdale Park in the Ebac Northern League Division One.

A brace from Dean Thexton and a goal from Aidan Heywood, alongside an own goal from Jamie Poole, gave Shildon a four goal lead 55 minutes in.

Dale Hopson and Jamie Davis pulled goals back for the home side, however Ben Trotter sealed the win for Shildon with his first touch in the 87th minute.

Shildon went into the game off the back of a five game unbeaten run, whilst Thornaby were unbeaten in their last three.

The Railwaymen took the lead just five minutes in, when Thexton dribbled past three Thornaby players in the area before slotting the ball into the bottom corner beyond Dimitrious Konstantopoulas.

The visitors scored their second in the 15th minute, when Aidan Heywood drove forward with the ball before arrowing a shot into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box.

Shildon created most of the chances in the first half, not allowing Thornaby to have a clear sight of goal.

Thexton scored his second in the 49th minute, when David Palmer’s pinpoint pass sent the striker through on goal, before he slotted beyond the keeper.

The away side found themselves four goals up in the 55th minute, when Joe Posthill’s cross was turned into the net by Thornaby defender Poole.

Thornaby were awarded a free kick 25 yards out in the 58th minute, which Hopson took and curled his effort into the top right corner, leaving Shaun Newbrook no chance.

The home side halfed the deficit just six minutes later, when Davis’ effort found its way past Newbrook to pull Thornaby back into the game.

James Frazer almost scored a third for the home side, however his downward header was well saved by Newbrook.

Trotter sealed the win for the Railwaymen in the 87th minute, when he met Michael Sweet’s low cross before slotting home in the bottom corner.

Shildon move up to fifth on goal difference, whilst Thornaby drop down to sixth in the table.

Consett 0 Shildon 2, Match Report by Adam Gill

Shildon picked up a crucial three points as they defeated Consett away from home at the Belle View Stadium in the Ebac Northern League Division One.

Kurt Matthews gave the visitors the lead in the 14th minute when he headed home from David Palmer’s free kick. Michael Sweet doubled the away sides lead in the 77th minute, after good work from Dean Thexton.

Shildon had the first chance of the game, when Palmer cut inside before curling his effort just over the bar from 25 yards.

The visitors took the lead, when Palmer’s whipped free kick was met by the head of Matthews, who headed into the bottom corner from six yards.

Consett came close to an equaliser 25 minutes in, when a long ball over the top was met by Darren Holden, however his first time volley went over the bar.

The Railwaymen had a chance to double their lead, when Palmer’s corner was met by the head of Daniel Moore, who saw his powerful header saved by Kyle Hayes.

Shildon doubled their advantage in the 77th minute, when Thexton’s first time lay off set up Sweet, who fired low from 25 yards into the bottom corner.

Matthews almost added his second of the game six minutes from time, when he turned his man before firing his effort from 30 yards off the bar.

Shildon held on for all three points which sees them move to sixth place, seven points off league leaders Hebburn Town.

Shildon 0 Stockton Town 0, Match Report by Adam Gill

Shildon and Stockton Town played out an entertaining goalless draw at Dean Street in the Ebac Northern League Division One.

The first chance of the game came in the 20th minute, when Kurt Matthews picked out Joe Posthill on the edge of the box, before the winger saw his curling effort saved by Callum Roberts.

Shildon went close again 27 minutes in, when Jack Naylor’s cross deflected back into the path of Matthews, who could only fire his effort over the bar from six yards out.

The away side responded with a chance of their own, as Kevin Hayes picked up the ball on the edge before sending his long range effort just wide of the post.

Michael Sweet almost gave Shildon the lead on the hour Mark, when he brought down Matthews’ cross before seeing his half-volley saved by Roberts.

The home side had a great chance to take the lead in the 66th minute, when Chay Liddle’s ball over the top set Sweet clean through on goal, however his low effort was tipped around the post by Roberts.

Stockton had a great chance to go ahead, when Lewis King drove forward before laying off to Shane Henry, before Shaun Newbrook pulled off a great save to tip Henry’s thunderous effort over the bar.

Shildon had another great chance to score in the 78th minute, when Danny Craggs’ cross was met by Sweet, however he could only send his header over the bar from six yards out.

Shildon drop down to tenth after their, however have a game in hand on most teams above them. Stockton sit in fifth after the draw.

Final Score : Shildon 0 Stockton Town 0
Attendance 150

Highlights of the game can be found on our YouTube channel 

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Ticket Application Open for Stockton Town at home

Ticket Applications are now open for our game against Stockton Town on Saturday 17th October, Kick Off 3:00pm.

Currently the capacity that we are allowed to admit is 150, so we have created an application form so that supporters can apply to attend.

The applications will be dealt with in date and time received and are for a maximum of 4 tickets.

We will also require you to enter names and telephone numbers for those attending to comply with the governments Track & Trace policy.

Our updated Covid-19 Risk Assessment can be found here

Please click here to access the application form.

As this is a League game Shildon AFC Season Ticket holders DO NOT need to apply.

Applications will close either when all tickets are allocated or 9pm on Friday 16th October.


Once you have applied you will receive an email with your reference to give to the turnstile operator for entry.

All payments will be taken at the turnstile. Please ensure that you have the correct money available as there will be no change available. 

** Please note if there is no application received you will not be allowed in on the day of the match