Two Points Lost
Shildon dropped two league points on Tuesday 13th October at Whitley Bay when they recorded their first draw of the season.
After going two goals behind they fought back, levelling the score with just minutes remaining.
This was no more than the Railwaymen deserved as they were the far better side on the night and should have won the game comfortably.
Bay started strongly with Alex Kempster hitting the post after just 4 minutes before Liam Hudson put them ahead before the break with a header after a goalmouth scramble on 27 minutes.
Early in the second half a Kyle Fryatt shot was well stopped by Bay keeper Andrew Jennison, who minutes later left the field injured. After an x-ray later in the evening he was found to have broken a bone in his hand and all at Shildon wish him a full and speedy recovery.
Against the run of play the home side went two up when a corner was headed home by Liam Hudson for his second goal of the night.
Although two behind, it was all Shildon and they got their just reward on 68 minutes when Pau Connor scrambled the ball home.
After Paul Connor missed two glorious chances to level the score, a long through ball from Greulich-Smith was intercepted by centre-half, Josh Day who could only look on in horror as the ball flew past his keeper and into his own net with three minutes remaining.
In time added on, Connor missed the best chance of the night, passing the ball weakly into the keeper’s grateful hands when through on goal.
Final Score: Whitley Bay 2 Shildon AFC 2
Goalscorers: Greulich-Smith 68
Subs: Doninger for Harwood 63, Greulich-Smith for Davies 63, Hudson for Wing 80.
Man-of-the-Match: Gary Brown.