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Shildon 3 Bishop Auckland 0, match report by Adam Gill

Shildon 3-0 Bishop Auckland: Match Report

Shildon made it back-to-back wins as they defeated local rivals Bishop Auckland 3-0 at Dean Street in the Ebac Northern League.

Chay Liddle gave the home side the lead just seven minutes in before Kurt Matthews doubled Shildon’s lead on the hour mark.

Michael Sweet sealed the win late on in stoppage time to help his side pick up a crucial three points, as they cut the gap to league leaders North Shields.

The home side took the lead when Dean Thexton’s flick sent Liddle through on goal, before the midfielder smashed his effort into the roof of the net beyond Nick Liversedge.

Shildon almost doubled their advantage in the 51st minute, when Kurt Matthews picked up the ball in the Bishop box before firing just over the bar.

Sweet nearly scored soon after, when he picked up the ball out wide before driving infield and firing his effort just wide of the post.

Shildon did double their lead in the 60th minute, after Joe Posthill’s low cross was met by Matthews who tapped in from close range.

The game was sealed in stoppage time when David Palmer’s through ball sent Sweet bearing down on goal, before the striker placed his effort into the bottom corner.

Shildon travel to Ryhope C.W in their next match, whilst Bishop Auckland face a tough test as they face Hebburn Town away from home.

Ticket Application v @bishopafc is now open

Ticket Applications are now open for our game against Bishop Auckland on Saturday 3rd October, Kick Off 3:00pm.

Currently the capacity that we are allowed to admit is 150, so we have created an application form so that supporters can apply to attend.

The applications will be dealt with in date and time received and are for a maximum of 4 tickets.

We will also require you to enter names and telephone numbers for those attending to comply with the governments Track & Trace policy.

Our updated Covid-19 Risk Assessment can be found here

Please click here to access the application form.

As this is a League game Shildon AFC Season Ticket holders DO NOT need to apply.

Applications will close either when all tickets are allocated or 9pm on Friday 2nd October.


Once you have applied you will receive an email with your reference to give to the turnstile operator for entry.

All payments will be taken at the turnstile. Please ensure that you have the correct money available as there will be no change available. 

** Please note if there is no application received you will not be allowed in on the day of the match

FULL TIME | Bishop Auckland 1 Shildon 5

Shildon score 5 against local rivals.

Opening with a new 3-5-2 system it looked like it was taking time for the players to get used to it when Winn opened the scoring for Bishop on the half hour mark.

From then on though it was Shildon who took control of the game. On 34 minutes Billy Greulich-Smith stabbed the ball home after a scramble in the box.

7 minutes later Billy was on hand again to turn a Matty Robson cross into the net past former Shildon stopper Nick Liversedge. A couple of minutes after Matty Robson fired in a shot from a narrow angle to make it 3-1 at Half Time.

Aidan Heywood then scored the goal of the game. Picking the ball up beat a couple of players before curling a shot into the top corner of the net.

Kurt Matthews finished off the scoring guiding a header over the Bishop keeper.

Full Time : Bishop Auckland 1 Shildon 5

Attendance : 438

MATCH REPORT | Shildon 1 Bishop Auckland 1

Points shared in feisty derby by Josh Hart

Shildon’s final home game of the season ended all square, following a feisty encounter with rivals Bishop Auckland.

In what proved to be a scrappy game, Daniel Moores men edged a cagey first half and even led at the break thanks to a fine strike from number 10 Billy Greulich-Smith in the 19th minute.

Prior to the goal, the Railwaymen were applying pressure to Bishop Auckland, who started the game slow.

Bishop Auckland did respond early in the second half however, equalising via a Hoganson free kick into the bottom right hand corner after just 3 minuted played.

The remainder of the second half saw Shildon dominate a large proportion of the possession in Bishop Aucklands half, whilst the away side attempted to counter down the left flank whenever possible.

The home side also created many set piece opportunities, drawing fouls from the Bishop Auckland back line and midfield, particularly in the middle third of the pitch.

However, the biggest chance of the second half did fall to the away side, with Bishop Auckland failing to take the opportunity gifted to them by the Shildon keeper.

Speaking after the game manager Daniel Moore stated: ’I think we probably shaded it first half and they had a couple of chances second half, so on the whole probably a fair result’’

The result now leaves Shildon in 7th place, one point behind 6th placed Stockton Town.

Attendance: 384

Match Preview: Shildon AFC vs Bishop Auckland, Dean Street, Saturday 6th April, 3pm

Railwaymen looking to bounce back with huge derby win

by Ash Brighton

Shildon will welcome local rival’s Bishop Auckland to Dean street this Saturday with bragging rights on the line.

Assistant manager Mark Hudson, is optimistic about the team’s chances heading into Saturdays match, saying “the players are full of confidence at the minute”.

“It’s a local derby, we want to see plenty of passion, aggression and most importantly discipline.”

The hosts will be buoyed by the return of captain Ben Trotter after serving his 2 match suspension, a game the local lad will surely be looking forward too.

However, the Railwaymen will still be without forward Zac Atkinson still to complete the remainder of his ban thanks to a red card against Whitley Bay back in March.

Daniel Moore will be making his last appearance, after taking the difficult decision to retire in order to focus on his managerial role after his dismissal mid-week in the 2-1 defeat to Hebburn town.

A match which saw Shildon go down to 10 men and concede the winning goal deep into injury time in the second half.

But assistant Mark Hudson thinks there were still many positives taken out of the bittersweet result.

He said, “The players were fantastic Tuesday night, felt for them with the result but I’d go as far as to saying that was our best performance since I’ve been here in over nearly 2 years.”

Shildon currently sit in 7th place with a win possibly firing them as high as 5th at the end of the weekend