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Whitby V Shildon

An Excellent Win

Shildon AFC progressed to the 2nd Qualifying Round of the F.A. Cup after an excellent 2 – 1 away win against Whitby Town on Wednesday 17th September. The teams had played a 1 – 1 draw at Dean Street on Saturday 13th September.

Shildon were well on top in the 1st half and missed a penalty on 20 minutes when Micky Rae was brought down in the box. With star penalty taken Mark Hudson not playing, Micky Rae took the kick himself, but his shot was weak and the keeper saved comfortably.

The Railwaymen deservedly took the lead when Ben Wood crossed for Billy Greulich-Smith to score from close range.

With only a minute remaining of the 1st half Whitby were level when a defensive error let David McTiernan free and he beat keeper Lewis Grahm.

Half Time:  Whitby Town  1  Shildon AFC  1

Early in the 2nd half Whiltby’s Lee Mason hit the bar and Shildon had a couple of chances, but just after the hour Ben Wood broke down the right and crossed for Micky Rae to score the winner with an overhead kick.

Shildon could have added further goals before the end but man-of-the-match keeper Shane Bland pulled off some good saves.

Final Score:  Whitby Town  1  Shildon AFC  2

Goalscorers:  Greulich-Smith 29, Rae 63.

Subs:  Rae for Connor 5, Rundle for Emms 75, Richmond for Greulich-Smith 87.

Man-of-the-Match:  Daniel Moore

After the match manager Gary Forrest said “A good all-round team performance. We were very rarely threatened and we controlled the play. Their man-of-the-match for both games was their keeper Shane Bland, that should tell you something”.


Pictures courtesy of Tom Clegg and are available to view on Flickr

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Padiham V Shildon

Shildon AFC are through to the next round of the F.A. Cup after a 1 – 0 away victory at Padiham, near Burnley, who play in the Evostik Northern Premier League, which includes Darlington 1883 and Spennymoor.

The first chance fell to The Stork’s No 9 Paul Fildes, whose shot was punched away by Shildon’s keeper Lewis Graham. Then Sam Garvie fired just wide, before on the half hour Daniel Moore was brought down in the box for a spot kick. Up stepped reliable penalty taker captain Mark Hudson to give Shildon a deserved lead.

Half Time: Padiham 0 Shildon AFC 1.

Early on in the 2nd half Shildon had early possession before a Padiham shot was parried away by keeper Graham to No 11 Kurt Willoughby, but somehow Carl Jones made a brilliant block with his feet. On the hour a Carl Jones effort was goal-bound but was headed off the line by Padiham’s stat man Louis Haynes. Ten minutes later Shildon’s man-of-the-match Daniel Moore fired a long range drive but it hit the post and bounced back into play. Near the end Ben Wood and Billy Greulich-Smith were both through but failed to add to the score.

Final Score: Padiham 0 Shildon AFC 1.

Goalscorer: Hudson 30.

Man-of-the-Match: Daniel Moore.

After the match manager Gary Forrest said, “The 1st half was a good solid performance but in the 2nd half we were not as good. Perhaps the long 3 hour journey down to Lancashire wasn’t the best preparation for the game. Nevertheless, we still deserved to win”.

* Taken from Shildon Town Crier


Pictures courtesy of Tom Clegg and are available to view on Flickr

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