Shildon AFC beaten by Durham City
Shildon lost ground on their quest to win the league when they traveled to Durham City on Saturday 29th November and were beaten 4 – 3.
Shildon were not to be disappointed as a 1st minute lightening downfield charge saw Abeil’s effort for Durham find the net, only to be flagged off side.
Four minutes later a Moussa Bakhti corner was forced home by Callum Patton after rebounding off the bar for City’s opener.
The Railwaymen rapidly replied when Darren Richardson fired in the equaliser from a left wing cross on 8 minutes.
Shildon then took the lead when Daniel Moore scored on the back post.
Minutes later it was all square again when Callum Patton beat his marker with ease and fired past Shildon’s keeper Kyle Hayes for 2 – 2.
A minute later another hole in Shildon’s back line allowed City’s Kyle Fryatt to fire into an empty goal only to be thwarted by a superb goal line clearance by Darren Craoddock.
Shortly afterwards Shildon were ahead again when Daniel Moore picked up a long goal kick and beat the off side trap to make it 3 -2 at the break.
Two vulnerable defences were providing an exciting match with countless openings at both ends, resulting in 5 goals in 21 minutes.
Half Time: Durham City 2 Shildon AFC 3
Shildon kept the pressure up early in the 2nd half with Doninger, Hudson and Moore spurning chances.
On the hour Callum Patton hit the bar and then the post with his rebound, but 10 minutes later a left wing cross was flicked passed the Shildon keeper to give Patton his hat trick as City leveled again.
On 82 minutes another misplaced midfield pass allowed Patton to tank through another hole in Shildon’s defence only to hit the post with Hayes beaten.
Two minutes later Patton took further advantage of Shildon’s slack defence to hammer home his fourth goal and ultimate winner.
Final Score: Durham City 4 Shildon AFC 3
Man-of-the-Match: Daniel Moore
The Railwaymen have now lost 4 games and drawn 2,conceding 16 points in 16 games. If the seasons aspirations are to bear fruit, things must change.