Six Of The Best
Shildon AFC started their defence of their league title on Wednesday 10th August 2016 with a convincing 6 – 0 home win against newly promoted Chester-le-Street.
The Railwaymen looked threatening from the kick off took an early lead when David Ferguson headed to Micky Rae who side footed in.
Ten minutes later it was 2 – 0 when David Ferguson went on a great run beating two defenders and fired into the bottom corner.
On the half hour David Ferguson was pushed over in the box by Dan Hepplewhite for a penalty which Ant Bell converted, sending the keeper the wrong way.
Half Time: Shildon AFC 3 Chester-le-Street 0
More goals followed in the 2nd half for Shildon, but just after the hour Craig Mickle for the visitors missed a glorious chance to pull a goal back.
On 65 minutes Billy Greulich-Smith headed onto the bar then knocked the rebound home for 4 – 0 .
Minutes later Mattie Robson ran brilliantly down the left and crossed to the head of Paul Connor for 5 – 0.
Near the end Billy Greulich-Smith found David Ferguson who made no mistake for 6 – 0.
Final Score: Shildon AFC 6 Chester-le-Street 0
Goalscorers: Rae 11, Ferguson 21, 82, Bell 31, Greulich-Smith 65, Connor 73.
Subs: Connor for Rae 60, Hodgson for Dodds 67, Wood for Bell 71.
Man-of-the-Match: Lewis Wing.