Category: Juniors Results

Mortimer Scores but U13’s lose

Under 11’s

Kirk Merrington  v  SHILDON

Man of the Match –


Under 13’s

Tollesby  8  1  SHILDON

Scorer – Jack Mortimer

Man of the Match – Cain Smith

The U13’s travelled to Middlesbrough, to face a Tollesby team who had beaten them 5-4 only a couple of weeks ago.  From the start, Shildon were on the back foot with Tollesby working hard in midfield.  The first clear chance though fell to Shildon, when Noah McCourt broke on goal, but the keeper managed to parry the ball to safety.  On 15 minutes, Tollesby took the lead with a well worked goal.  2 minutes later, a Shildon break up the left wing resulted in a great cross which Chloe Geary managed to latch on to, only for the woodwork to save the home team.  On 22 minutes, with defender Cain Smith off the field with an injury, Tollesby took advantage and doubled their lead.  5 minutes later it was 3-0.   On 35 minutes, Shildon hit the post again, when McCourt hit a great shot. 

In to the second half, and Tollesby extended their lead further on 37 minutes, and went 5-0 on 45 minutes.  A couple of minutes later, Shildon hit the woodwork again, then had an effort cleared off the line.  On 56 minutes, the hosts hit their 6th of the game, before Jack Mortimer finally got the Shildon team on to the score sheet.  In the last couple of minutes Tollesby scored another 2 against a dispirited team.


Under 16’s

Northallerton Juniors  v  SHILDON

Scorers  –



Hat Trick Hopwood fires Shildon again

Under 10’s

Newton Aycliffe Juniors  0  3  SHILDON

Scorers  – Kane Hopwood (3)

Man of the Match – James Rusby

Shildon continued their good form this season with a convincing display against good opposition.  Starting brightly Shildon took the lead after 5mins when a good through ball by James Rusby saw Kane Hopwood thump a right foot shot in the top corner.  Continuous pressure saw Shildon double the lead after good approach work and a fine one two with Jacob Race, Kane Hopwood scored from close range.  With Shildon well in their stride they started to dominate and just before half time Hopwood completed his hat trick with a strong left foot shot just inside the penalty area. The 2nd half wasn’t as impressive but overall another squad performance from all Shildon players making an impact.

The 2nd hat trick of the day was by Ben Hopper in the friendly!


Under 11’s

SHILDON  1 3 Kirk Merrington

Scorer – LM Thompson

Man of the Match –

Under 16’s

Cargo Fleet  2  1  SHILDON

Scorers  – OM Rogers

Chloe stars in away win

Under 8’s

SHILDON v West Auckland

Scorers  –

Man of the Match –

Under 9’s

21st All Star Jets  v  SHILDON

Scorers  –

Man of the Match

Under 10’s

SHILDON  1  0  Mount Pleasant Rangers

Scorers  – Kane Hopwood (1)

Man of the Match – Aiden Kirtley

Shildon played extremely well against a well organised and skilled opposition.  It was an open game in the first half, with both teams creating chances.  After 10mins Shildon came close to taking the lead with a strong shot from the corner by James Rusby which hit the bar.  Just before the end of the 1st half, good passing from the midfield put Kane Hopwood through on goal and finished well to the bottom corner.

The second half started much the same as the first with both teams pushing forward.  Shildon began to gain the upper hand as the game progressed and with 1 min left a brilliant shot by Ellie Geary was somehow headed off the line.

An excellent team effort once again by all players.


Under 11’s

Coulby Newham Blues   v  SHILDON

Man of the Match –

Under 13’s

Guisborough Town  2  3  SHILDON

Scorers  – Noah McCourt (2) Jack Mortimer (1)

Man of the Match – Chloe Geary

The Under 13’s travelled to Guisborough, and came away with a great 3-2 win.  On a tight pitch, most of the game happened in a congested midfield area, and from a through ball from midfield, Noah McCourt opened the scoring for Shildon on 10 min with a fine right foot shot.  On 13 minutes, Noah doubled the advantage with another clinical finish.  On 20 minutes Jack Mortimer increased the lead following up after a good save from the keeper.  A minute later, Guisborough reduced the arrears to 3 1, which was the half time score.

In to the second half, and the game became more of a midfield battle.  Guisborough squandered a couple of chances whilst Shildon had a number of chances to wrap the game up, but good goalkeeping kept the score down.  With 3 minutes to go, Guisborough set up a grand finish when they pulled a goal back, but Shildon managed to see the match out, to record their 4th victory of the season.

The Man of the Match award went to Chloe Geary for a fine performance, especially in defence, with some great tackling and non stop running.


Under 16’s

SHILDON  2  7  Northallerton Juniors

Scorers  – Jack Burrows (1) Dean Bainbridge (1)


McCourt hits hat trick but U13’s lose in thriller

Under 7’s

Bishop St Marys  4  0  SHILDON

Scorers  –

Man of the Match

St.Mary’s extended a warm welcome to Shildon AFC. Today’s game produced strong football from both teams today. Robust defending by St Mary’s prevented Shildon from scoring. Shildon had chances with misses by John Taylor, Sam Hopper. St. Mary’s proved a stronger side winning the game 4 goals.

Under 8’s

Seaton Carew  5  1  SHILDON

Scorers  –  Jack Leighton

Man of the Match – Ben Moore

The Shildon under 8’s travelled to Seaton Carew this Sunday, the lads were looking forward to the game as they had been beaten by them at the start of the season.  A goal from Jack Leighton very early in the first half seemed to spur the lads on but unfortunately it was to be their only game of the match.  The home side played some physical football, the amount of shirt pulling and shoving was unbelievable!  The Shildon lads did themselves proud by not retaliating to the many fouls, they played some excellent football and worked very well as a team. The game ended 5 – 1 to Seaton.  Ben Moore received the man of the match trophy for a very strong performance.

The tables were turned for the friendly match as Shildon dominated from the kick off.  Goals came from James Plews and Will White and Jack Leighton scored twice.  Shildon won 4-1. Jake Baldwin was awarded the trophy for the most improved player for some brilliant work in defence.

Under 9’s

SHILDON  1  4  Stranton FC Tigers

Scorers  – Cole Layfield

Man of the Match – James Douthwaite

Shildon hosted Stranton FC at the Scout Field.   Although they started slowly they began to build some good attacking play midway through the first half.  There was some confusion however as Stranton took the lead right on half time.  Cole Layfield went down under a heavy challenge and all the players stopped thinking a free kick was going to be awarded.  Stranton put the ball into the net but in the confusion the goal stood. Shildon had no time to answer as the half time whistle sounded seconds later.

The second half saw Shildon go close on several occasions but Stranton increased their lead with a fine long range effort.  Shildon kept pressing but it wasn’t to be as Stranton netted twice more.  Cole Layfield eventually got the goal Shildon deserved from a good piece of team play. The Mom award went to James Douthwaite who fought hard the whole game and never gave Stranton any time on the ball.

The second game saw Harrison Taylor enter the proceedings and immediately made his mark with his first goal for Shildon. The new signing went on to play the full game although not fully fit he caused Stranton many problems.  Shildon were now showing what they are really capable of. 2 goals from flying winger Anth Jary gave Shildon the upper hand and when Michael Gaffney broke through to play in team mate Kian Dixon for Shildon’s fourth the match was all but won.  Cole Layfield rounded off the scoring.  The final score Shildon 5 Stranton FC 1.  Mom was Harrison Taylor.

The team was:  Jamie Donohue, Ashley Jardine, Caitlyn Lawton, Cole Layfield, Anth Jary, James Douthwaite,  Michael Gaffney, Kian Dixon, Kai Chadwick, Harrison Taylor.

Well played everyone. Keep putting the work in and the rewards will come.

Under 10’s

Ferryhill  1  5  SHILDON

Scorers  – Kane Hopwood (2)  Jacob Race (2)  James Rusby (1)

Man of the Match – Jacob Race

Shildon started brightly and with 4mins gone scored their 1st goal, following a good shot by Ellie Geary that was well saved by the keeper who carried it out only for Kane Hopwood to pounce on the rebound and slot the ball home.  Good all round attacking play saw more down the left side and with a smart 1 2 James scored with a shot to the bottom corner.  With Shildon now well on top Jacob Race scored from another smart move to make it 3-0.

Into the 2nd half, Shildon maintained the pressure and were rewarded when Jacob Race scored with a powerful right foot shot to the top of the net.  Ferryhill didn’t drop their heads and pulled away from the defence to score. With 4 mins left another neat pass saw Kane Hopwood finish with a left foot shot in the bottom corner.

Another good result, well done everyone!

Under 11’s

SHILDON  0  5  Billingham Town

Man of the Match – Oliver Brown

Shildon played host to Billingham Town, who currently hold second place in the league table.  Billingham were strong from the start and Shildon struggled to keep pace.  The visitors took the lead and the second came shortly after.  Shildon fought on and were looking to get back in the game, but couldn’t quite find the back of the net.  Shildon created more chances after the break and defended well but with no subs they grew tired giving Billingham the chance to extend their lead with a fine strike from the Billingham forward.  Another two goals in the last five minutes left the home side disappointed with their 5 – 0 defeat.

A special mention has to go to the under 11’s keeper Oliver Brown, who showed some superb goalkeeping skills and was awarded man of the match for the 4th time this season!

Well done Olly!!


Under 13’s

SHILDON  4  5  Tollesby

Scorers  – Noah McCourt (3) Jack Comerford (1)

Shildon welcomed Tollesby to the Scout Field, in what proved to be a very entertaining game.  Shildon’s Noah McCourt opened the scoring on 11 minutes as he controlled the ball and shot across the keeper in to the right hand corner.  On 29 minutes, Noah headed his second goal from a corner, and on 32 minutes he completed his hat trick with a near post finish after great wing work by Adam Nodding.  With half time approaching Tollesby reduced the arrears, followed quickly by a second goal from a free kick right on half time.

In to the second half, and on 40 minutes Tollesby equalised .  Shildon went straight back up, and from a corner, a shot heading towards the goal was stopped on the line by a stray arm, but the penalty was not given.  5 minutes later, Tollesby took the lead but the Shildon heads didn’t drop.  Good work on the left fed the ball across to the right of the box and Jack Comerford fired a left foot shot to level the scores again.  With both teams going for the win, Tollesby took their chance with 8 minutes left.

A great game of football, which shows how far the team have come in twelve months.

Under 16’s

Dormanstown  v  SHILDON

Scorers  –

Man of the Match

U10’s win cup quarter final

Under 7’s

Spraire Lads  0  9  SHILDON

Scorers  – John Taylor (3) Sam Hopper (3) Charlie Brown (1) Noah Fawcett (1) Hayden Dent (1)

Man of the Match – Sam Hopper

Shildon AFC under 7’s travelled to Darlington and began the match at a fast pace, John Taylor scoring 2 goals in the opening minutes of the game.  Sam Hopper and Xander Caygill provided a strong defence with Sam scoring 3 goals. John Taylor scoring a third goal giving Sam and John a hat trick.  The remaining goals came from Charlie Brown, Noah Fawcett and Hayden Dent.

A clean sheet was achieved by great saves from Christian Robinson [first half] and Amelia Clarkson [second half] goalkeepers.

Under 8’s

Newton Aycliffe Youth  v  SHILDON

Scorers  –

Man of the Match –

Under 9’s

Stranton FC Juniors  4  3  SHILDON

Scorers – Cole Layfield (1) Anth Jary (1) Michael Gaffney (1)

Man of the Match – Cole Layfield

Shildon travelled to Hartlepool to play Stranton FC.  From the kick off Shildon moved the ball well, some of the passing and interplay was nothing short of brilliant with Cole Layfield receiving the Mom award.   Each player was committed to every challenge and fought hard.

The second match, a friendly, was a competitive high scoring game in which Shildon carried on where they left off.  Shildon welcomed Harrison to the team who strengthened the midfield well and showed his capabilities. Goals were plentiful with Anth Jary (3) Cole Layfield (2) Michael Gaffney (2) and James Douthwaite (1).

Throughout both games, the rest of the team of Ashley Jardine, Jamie Donohue ( goalkeeper) Caitlyn Lawton and Kai Chadwick  stood firm and thwarted many of Stranton’s attacks and did their individual jobs well.
The Mom award for the second game went to the whole team such was the high standard performance they put in from start to finish never letting the opposition off the hook.  Well played all.

Under 10’s

N & S Ancients  1  2  SHILDON

Scorers – Kane Hopwood (2)

Man of the Match – Jacob Race

Shildon have progressed to the semi -final of the league cup after an outstanding win against stiff opposition.  Kicking off against the wind Shildon fell behind after 3 mins from a wind assisted long range strike.  Refusing to drop their heads Shildon fought hard and with 2 mins left of the 1st half they equalised with a fine strike by Kane Hopwood.

At the start of the 2nd half Shildon began to get the upper hand with all the team performing to a high standard, and with 2mins left and extra time looming a neat one two saw Kane slot in the winning goal.

Well done kids!!

Under 13’s

SHILDON  8  5  Brompton

Scorers  –  Jack Mortimer (4) Noah McCourt (2) Adam Campbell (1) Ben Oliver (1)

Man of the match – Noah McCourt

Shildon gained revenge for the previous week’s defeat when the entertained Brompton at the Scout Field.  From the first whistle Shildon were on the front foot, and took the lead within 7 minutes.  Noah McCourt latched on to a through ball and calmly slotted it away.  The lead was doubled on 10 minutes with Jack Mortimer shooting just inside the right hand post.  Mortimer made it 3-0 on 17 minutes with a close finish from a corner.  A minute later, Adam Campbell made it 4 with a simple tap in.  On 20 minutes, Mortimer completed his hat trick with the goal of the game.  Taking the ball down 25 yds from goal, he let fly with a shot that the keeper had no chance with.  With no more goals in the first half, the team went in 5-0 up.

Into the second half, Brompton had the advantage of the wind on their backs, and within a few minutes had reduced the arrears with 2 goals.  Shildon settled down to play again, and regained the initiative with goals on 39 minutes from Mortimer, and on 43 minutes from the industrious Ben Oliver.  Another goal from Brompton was soon followed on 49 minutes from Shildon’s Noah McCourt.  Shildon then made a number of changes to give the squad a run out, and had further opportunities to extend the lead, but couldn’t quite find the back of the net.  Brompton managed to score 2 more consolation goals in the closing minutes, but Shildon ran out worthy winners 8-5.

A superb performance by an ever improving squad.

u13 squad photo

Under 16’s

SHILDON  0  3  Dormanstown


U10’s continue with another win

Under 7’s

SHILDON  v  Ferryhill Town

Due to FA rules, we are unable to provide details of the result

Shildon played host to Ferryhill Town and played a very good game.  Plenty of goals were scored, with the Shildon ones by Noah Fawcett (2) Charlie Robinson (1) Sam Hopper (1) Xander Caygill (1) John Taylor (1)

Team – Hayden Dent, Charlie Robinson, Christian Robinson, Sam Hopper, Xander Caygill, Noah Fawcett, John Taylor, Charlie Brown


Under 8’s

West Auckland  v  SHILDON

Due to FA rules, we are unable to provide details of the result.

Man of the Match – Jack Leighton

The Shildon Under 8’s were away to West Auckland this Sunday. The game was always going to be a tough one. Shildon put the pressure on from the off, and gave West very little room to move. They passed the ball very well and had a number of shots at goal but unfortunately couldn’t find the back of the net.  As the second half got under way Shildon increased the pressure again, the quality of the football being played was outstanding. Jack Leighton managed to get Shildon onto the scoreboard with a cracking goal, a great present for his 8th birthday!  Jake Sharp in goal made a number of good saves.


Under 9’s

Sedgefield Youth  v  SHILDON

Due to FA rules, we are unable to provide details of the result.

Shildon U9’s travelled to Sedgefield on Sunday with only 6 players. This however only fed their desire.  Every player was outstanding and played some great football throughout both games.  For much of the time the opposition couldn’t break out of their own half such was Shildon’s determination and team play.  Cole Layfield scored the Shildon goal.

The team was: Jamie Donohue, Ashley Jardine, James Douthwaite, Micheal Gaffney, Cole Layfield, Kian Dixon.


Under 10’s

SHILDON  1  0  Darlington 21st All Stars

Scorers Kane Hopwood

On a very heavy muddy pitch, Shildon from the start tried to play passing football with some good coach work from defence to mid-field up to the forwards.  Having most of the play Ellie Geary was very unlucky with 2 good right foot shots that were well saved by the All Stars goalkeeper. As conditions worsened the away team defended well,at half time it was still 0-0.  At the start of the second half, Shildon had good passes and were unlucky several times not to score.  With 6mins remaining, again with good team passing, a through ball was pounced on by Kane Hopwood, who shot into the corner.

Good luck next week in the cup quarter final at Norton.

Under 11’s

Redcar Athletic Blues  0  3  SHILDON

Scorers – Callum Brown (2) Joe White (1)

Man of the match – Callum Brown

The U11’s travelled to Redcar and produced an excellent performance to gain their first win of the season.


Under 13’s

Brompton  5  3  SHILDON

Scorers  –  Adam Campbell (1), Tom Andelin (1) Blake Milner (1)

Man of the match – Chloe Geary

The U13’s travelled to Brompton with a depleted squad, but gave a great account for themselves.  Mid way through the first half Brompton took the lead when a wicked shot crept in through the legs of Chloe Geary.  A number of first half chances came Shildon’s way, but a combination of bad luck and good goalkeeping ensured Brompton went in the half time break one goal to the good.

The second half started with Brompton missing a couple of chances before Tom Andelin netted with a great left foot shot. Shildon had a couple of more chances to take the lead, but Brompton hit back with 3 good goals in quick succession.  In to the last 10 minutes, and Adam Campbell ran on to a through ball to reduce the arrears.  With Shildon now pushing for another goal, Brompton broke away and scored a fifth goal.  The heads never dropped though, and a great strike by Blake Milner reduced the arrears again.  There was still time for another attempt at the Brompton goal, but the keeper managed to clear his lines.

A really good squad performance with special mention to Chloe Geary who played well in goal and picked up the MOTM award.  The team have the chance to gain revenge with the return fixture next week at the scouts field.


Under 16’s

SHILDON  v  Darlington Youth


Man of the match