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ENL 1 – Celtic Nation Result

A Comfortable Win

Shildon AFC had a very comfortable 6 – 0 away win at relegated Celtic Nation on Saturday 18th April 2015.

If was one way traffic from the kick off with Mark Doninger opening the scoring on 16 minutes with a long range drive from outside the box.

Ten minutes later a great four man move was finished off in style by Billy Greulich-Smith whose shot rocketed into the roof of the net.

Just 3 minutes later Mark Doninger scored the goal of the day, maybe the goal of the season with a brilliant overhead scissor kick, giving keeper Andrew Casson no chance.

Just before the break Chris Emms put Ben Wood through and he poked the ball past keeper Casson.

Half Time:  Celtic Nation  0  Shildon AFC  4

Early in the 2nd half Mark Doninger fired over the bar, before Daniel Moore was brought down in the box, but the ref. waived play on.

Celtic were a better team after the break with Lewis Graham saving from No 9 Simon Tucker.

On 72 minutes Mark Doninger got his hat-trick when Jason Blackburn put his through and he beat the advancing keeper.

Celtic were becoming frustrated and resorted to committing far too many fouls with 5 players receiving yellow cards.

On 81 minutes Celtic’s Shaun Dixon brought Adam Rundle down in the box for a penalty which Rundle converted with ease for 6 – 0.

Final Score:  Celtic Nation  0  Shildon AFC  6

Goalscorers:  Doninger 16, 29, 72, Greulich-Smith 26, Wood 40, Rundle 81.

Subs:   Rundle for Wood 40, Blackburn for Greulich-Smith 62, Chapman for Brackstone 74.

Bookings:  (Y)  Moore 55.


After the match manager Gary Forrest said “We came here and did what we had to do, that is win the game. If we can win our last 3 games then we will win the league, but we cannot afford any slip ups”.


ENL 1 – Celtic Nation Preview




Gillford Park Stadium
Off Pettril Bank Road

Match Day
18th April 2014
Kick Off: 15:00

Admission Prices
Adults £TBA
Children £TBA

Current League Position –  21st ENL1
P 38  W 6  D 7  L 25  F 46  A 105  Pts 25

Last Match Played
15th April 2015 – ENL 1
Crook Town 0 Celtic Nation 0

Founded: 2004
Record Attendance: 1,019 V Spennymoor 22/03/2014
Joined Northern League: 2009-10
Home Colours: Green and white hoop shirt, green shorts and green and white hoop socks
Away Colours:
Website: http://www.celticnationfootballclub.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Celtic_NationFC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CelticNationFC

ENL1 – Celtic Nation Travel Details

The Shildon Supporters Club will be running a bus to Celtic Nation on the 18th April.

Can anybody wishing to travel to see the game please see either Winnie in person on match days or by calling her on 07784975451.

Alternately you can call Russ on 07538789464 and he will pass on any bookings. Please try to book well in advance. This gives us time to book a larger bus if necessary as we do try to accommodate everyone where possible.

Celtic Nation Result ENL 1

A Comfortable Win

Shildon AFC finally played a league game on Saturday 8th November 2014 when they entertained Celtic Nation and were worthy 4- 1 winners. After six cup ties from their last eight games, the Railwaymen were keen to get back into league action. They took an early lead on 7 minutes when Ben Wood hooked the ball home through a crowd of players in the box. Minutes later a Micky Rae cross was put through his own goal by Tyler Bowman for 2 – 0. It was one way traffic in the 2nd half and just after the hour man-of- the-match John Brackstone’s curling free kick from outside the box gave keeper Andy Casson no chance. With 3 minutes remaining Celtic’s No 9 Jonathan Allan pulled a goal back, but Shildon restored the 3 goal lead just before the final whistle when a long cross from Adam Rundle was headed in by Paul Connor.

Final Score:  Shildon AFC  4  Celtic Nation  1

Goalscorers:  Wood 7,Own Goal, Brackstone 62, Connor 90.

Bookings:  (Y) Moore  36.

Subs: Rundle for Wood 66, Connor for Rae 68, Chapman for Emms 76.

Man-of-the-Match:  John Brackstone.



1) Kyle Hayes

2) Jamie Harwood

3) Darren Richardson

4) Mark Hudson

5) Darren Craddock

6) John Brackstone

7) Daniel Moore

8) Mark Doninger

9) Michael Rae

10) Ben Wood

11) Chris Emms

12) Paul Connor on for Rae

14) Sam Hodgson

15) Lee Chapman on for Emms

16) Liam Atkin

17) Adam Rundle on for Wood


Goals : Wood, Emms, Connor, Own Goal


Pictures Courtesy of Tom Clegg

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