Shildon Back on Course
Shildon AFC are now 6 points behind league leaders Celtic Nation with 3 games in hand after their 4 – 2 away win at Team Northumbria on Monday 10th March 2014.
Tonight they made up for their failure to score on Saturday going 2 -0 up in the first 8 minutes. With only 5 minutes gone Mark Hudson fired home from close range, then 3 minutes later a Craig Ruddy through ball found Paul Connor who rounded the keeper in style. It was 3 – 0 on 27 minutes when Ruddy crossed to Jamie Harwood who nodded down to Connor to score his 2nd of the night.
Half Time: Team Northumbria 0 Shildon AFC 3
Connnor could easily have had his hat trick on 56 minutes but he blasted over from close range.
The home side came more into the game in the 2nd half and just after the hour Tom Chippendale scored a cracking goal.
T.N. kept pressing forward and were unlucky on 86 minutes when a shot hit the bar. They did pull a goal back on 90 minutes when Louis Storey found the net.
In stoppage time Ben Wood chipped the ball into the net for Shildon.
Final Score: Team Northumbria 2 Shildon AFC 4
Goalscorers: Hudson 5, Connor 8, 27, Wood 93.
Subs: Jameson for Ruddy 69, Garvie for Harwood 69, Gruelich-Smith for Connor 79.
Bookings: (Y) Richardson 39, Scroggins 60, Wood 64.
Man-of-the-Match: Darren Craddock
After the match manager Gary Forrest said “This was a much better team performance than on Saturday. We were solid, but I thought we switched off a little in the 2nd half”.
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