A Comfortable Win
Shildon AFC had a comfortable 8 – 0 victory away to already relegated Billingham Town on Saturday 22nd March 2014, with the Railwaymen scoring 4 goals in each half.
First Ben Wood on 11 minutes from a narrow angle, followed 3 minutes later by Chris Emms who chipped the ball over keeper Joe Williamson. On the half hour Paul Connor fired through a crowd of players with the ball going in off the bar. Then Chris Emms got his 2nd of the day when he beat his man and fired a cracker past the keeper.
Half Time: Billingham Town 0 Shildon AFC 4
On the hour Paul Connor was replaced by Billy Greulich-Smith and 5 minutes after coming onto the field he scored his 1st goal. On 72 minutes his 2nd, and on 82 minutes he completed his hat-trick.
Just before the whistle, captain Mark Hudson’s left footer crashed into the roof of the net, again giving the keeper no chance
Final Score: Billingham Town 0 Shildon AFC 8
Goalscorers: Wood 11, Emms 14, 33, Connor 30, Greulich-Smith 65, 72, 82, Hudson 90.
Subs: Greulich-Smith for Connor 60, Turnbull for Richardon 68, Ruddy for Jameson 74.
Man-of-the-Match: Mark Hudson
After the match manager Gary Forrest said “This win keeps us on course for the title, and with Celtic Nation and Spennymoor playing a draw today the title is still wide open, even though Spennymoor are still favourites”.