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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.

Match Preview v Sunderland RCA by Adam Gill

Sunderland RCA vs Shildon: Match Preview

Shildon travel to the Sunderland LGV Park to face Sunderland RCA in the FA Vase Second Qualifying Round.

The Railwaymen overcame the challenge of Chester-Le-Street in the First Round Qualifying, whilst RCA went straight into the second round.

The visitors are on good form, having won their last two league games against Seaham Red Star and Bishop Auckland.

Ahead of a busy October month, a win would certainly help to keep momentum going for their upcoming league fixtures.

Having lost their previous two league games, against Billingham Town and Ashington, RCA will be hopeful to get back to winning ways.

Billy Greulich-Smith remains out, however there is no further injury concerns ahead of the game.

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.

FA Vase v @CestrianTweet – Ticket application Open

Ticket Applications are now open for the FA Vase 1st Round Qualifying game on Saturday 19th September, Kick Off 3:00pm.

Currently the capacity that we are allowed to admit is 300, 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 Cup game Shildon AFC Season Ticket holders DO need to apply.

Applications will close either when all tickets are allocated or 9pm on Friday 18th September.

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

FA Vase & FA Cup draws 2020/21

The draws for the 1st 2 Rounds of the FA Vase & FA Cup have been drawn today.

In the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round we have been drawn away to Stockton Town, the game is due to be played on Tuesday September 1st. The winners of the tie will play either Nothallerton Town or Billingham Town away.

In the FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round we have been drawn at home to Chester-le-Street, the game is due to be played on Saturday 19th September. The winners of the tie will play away to Sunderland RCA.

With the letter was the following on the return of fans to grounds

Return of Spectators

The FA has been working closely with the Government on the return of spectators at football matches at FA National League System level and The FA will provide an update on this in due course.