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Sunderland RCA 2 Shildon 3, Match Report by Adam Gill #FAVase

Sunderland RCA 2-3 Shildon: Match Report

Shildon produced a second-half comeback away to Sunderland RCA as they progressed to the next round of the Buildbase FA Vase.

Stephen Callen gave RCA the lead in the 27th minute, before Anthony Callaghan doubled the home sides lead in the 52nd minute.

Chay Liddle, David Palmer and Dean Thexton all scored in the remaining 30 minutes, as the Railwaymen pulled off a comeback.

Neither side had any real chances in the game until the 27th minute, when Callen was left unmarked from a corner before tapping home beyond Shaun Newbrook from six yards out.

Callaghan made it two just after half-time, as he robbed Jack Vaulks of possession on the edge of the Shildon box, before slotting home beyond Newbrook.

Shildon pulled a goal back in the 59th minute, when Joe Posthill drove to the byline before pulling the ball back to Liddle, who smashed the ball home from 15 yards out.

The away side thought they had equalised in the 66th minute, when Posthill’s looping cross was met by the head of Thexton at the back post, however Paul Griffith got down low to turn his effort wide of the post.

The Railwaymen equalised in the 69th minute, when Thexton laid the ball off to Palmer on the edge, before his weak effort was spilled by Griffith into the net.

Shildon were awarded a penalty in the 78th minute when Liddle was brought down in the box under after a rash challenge from Ryan Leonard.

Thexton stepped up to take and slotted the ball into the bottom right corner, sending RCA keeper Griffith the wrong way to complete the comeback.

The away side held on for the win, which sees them go through to the next round of the competition.

Shildon 2 Chester-le-Street 1, match report by Adam Gill

Shildon 2-1 Chester-le-Street: Match Report

Shildon progressed to the next round of the FA Vase as they came away from Dean Street with a hard fought win against Chester-le-Street.

Danny Craggs gave the home side the lead in the 13th minute before Luke Collins levelled the game just after half time in the 50th minute.

Billy Greulich-Smith sealed the win from the spot in the 75th minute as Shildon after Ben Trotter was brought down in the box.

The Railwaymen took the lead when David Palmer laid the ball off to Craggs on the edge of the box, before his sweet strike nestled into the bottom corner beyond Maximilliano Coombes.

The home side almost doubled their lead in the 25th minute, when Palmer connected with Greulich-Smith’s whipped cross, however his goal bound header was well saved by Coombes.

Greulich-Smith went close a minute later, as he held off challenges from the Chester-le-Street defenders, before sending his long rang strike just wide of the post.

The visitors found themselves level five minutes into the second half, when Collins’ cross-come-shot looped over Shaun Newbrook, leaving the Shildon keeper no chance.

The hosts had a chance to take the lead just three minutes later, when Aidan Heywood found Dean Thexton in space 10 yards out, however the striker could only send his effort over the bar.

Shildon were awarded a penalty 15 minutes from time, when Trotter was brought down in the box under the challenge of Matthew Keogh.

Greulich-Smith stepped up and sent Coombes the wrong way, confidently dispatching the ball into the bottom left hand corner.

Shildon held on for the win, which sees them travel to Division One rivals Sunderland RCA in the next round of the FA Vase.

Shildon v Frickley Athletic – Match Report by Adam Gill

Shildon 2-1 Frickley Athletic: Match Report

Shildon overcame Frickley Athletic in this fiery encounter as they maintained their excellent pre-season record at Dean Street.

Brad Grayson gave Frickley the lead in the 16th minute before Daniel Moore scored the equaliser on the half-hour mark.

Dean Thexton gave his side the lead four minutes later after some neat build up play from the Shildon attack.

The home side came into the game having won all four of their pre-season games, having seen off Sunderland West End, Silksworth CW, Newcastle Blue Star and Willington.

The Blues went ahead when Grayson brilliantly curled his 20 yard free kick into the top corner beyond Shildon keeper Shaun Newbrook.

The hosts almost pulled level eight minutes later when Moore got onto the end of Danny Craggs’ cross, however he directed his header onto the bar.

Moore did give Shildon the lead after Frickley keeper Alfie Eccles-Smith lost the ball, leaving Moore to nod home into an empty net.

The Railwaymen went ahead four minutes later, when Chay Liddle found Billy Greulich-Smith before the striker expertly flicked the ball beyond the Frickley defence into the path of Thexton who placed the ball beyond Eccles-Smith.

Frickley came close to drawing level on the hour mark, when Jack Wightwick’s cross found Grayson who could only head wide.

Wightwick was again at the centre of Frickley’s play, as his pull back found Keegan Everington on the edge of the box, however he sent his effort just wide.

The home side nearly increased their advantage 20 minutes from time when Craggs’ thunderous strike from the edge hit the bar, before Zak Atkinson headed the rebound over.

Atkinson went close again just a minute later as he found himself through on goal, however his lobbed effort came back off the bar into the hands of Eccles-Smith.

Shildon will complete pre-season fixtures at home to Northern Premier League Premier Division side Morpeth Town as they look to end with a perfect record.

Introducing…. Adam Gill

We are pleased to welcome Adam Gill to our Media Team.

Adam is a sports journalism student at the University of Sunderland, where he is entering his third year in September.

Since the start of last season, Adam has been writing for the Ebac Northern League blog, which enabled him to visit the majority of Northern League grounds.

You can read some of his articles on the website, under the blog tab. In his time at university, he has written for the university’s sports website Sportsbyte.

Joining Shildon he said “I am very happy to be joining the fantastic media team at Shildon, where I hope to see many of you when fans can return to games.”

Shildon v Silksworth CW Match Report by Adam Gill

Please welcome Adam Gill to the club who will be helping with the media output from the football club.

Here is his match report from today’s pre-season friendly against Silksworth CW

Shildon 5-0 Silksworth CW: Match Report

 Shildon put five past Silksworth CW at Dean Street as they maintained their 100 percent pre-season record.

The home side almost took the lead in the third minute when Billy Greulich-Smith ran onto Zak Atkinson’s through ball, before taking it round Silksworth keeper Joe Clayton, however his effort was blocked on the line.

Josh Winthrop nearly gave the visitors the lead 34 minutes in, however his effort from the edge of the box came back off the post.

Atkinson found Greulich-Smith in behind just before half-time, leaving him to round Clayton and slot home.

The hosts doubled their lead on the hour mark, when Clayton misjudged a cross, leaving Michael Sweet to tap home into an empty net.

Substitute Daniel Moore increased his sides advantage when his 40 yard strike found its way beyond Clayton.

Shildon scored their fourth of the game 15 minutes from time, when Dean Thexton ran onto a loose ball before slotting home.

Silksworth went close to pulling a goal back when Andy Baxter cut inside before sending his effort just over the bar.

The home side capped off their victory late on, when Sweet’s cross found the head of Moore, who guided his header into the top corner.