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Ryhope CW 1 Shildon 1, match report by Adam Gill

Shildon were held to a 1-1 draw away to 10 man Ryhope CW at Ryhope Recreational Park in the Ebac Northern League Division One.

Dean Thexton gave the Railwaymen the lead in the 14th minute when he poked the ball home after a scramble in the box.

Danni Lay was sent off for the hosts before David Vincent levelled the game for the home side from the spot.

Shildon sat in fifth place before the game seven points off top, whilst Ryhope sat in 15th.

Thexton gave Shildon the lead with the first real chance of the game, when Kurt Matthews saw his low shot saved by James Winter, before Thexton followed up and poked home.

Thexton almost doubled his sides lead just two minutes later, when he took the ball past two defenders before seeing his strike blocked on the line by Jack Walker.

With the visitors piling on the pressure, they almost made it two when Joe Posthill’s cross was met by Michael Sweet, however his header went just over the bar.

The home side were reduced to 10 men in the 51st minute, when Lay brought down Matthews with a reckless challenge.

Despite having 10 men, Ryhope clawed themselves back into the game and were awarded a penalty in the 61st minute, when Ben Trotter brought down the forward in the box.

Vincent stepped up to take the penalty, sending Shaun Newbrook the wrong way to bring his side level.

Shildon kept pushing and could have went ahead in the 82nd minute, when the ball fell to Thexton in the box, however he could only send his volley over the bar.

Danny Craggs had a great chance in the 86th minute, however he sent his shot over the bar from six yards.

The match finished level, in what was a decent point for both sides on the night.

Thornaby 2 Shildon 5, Match Report by Adam Gill

Shildon came away from Thornaby with all three points as they defeated their promotion rivals at Teesdale Park in the Ebac Northern League Division One.

A brace from Dean Thexton and a goal from Aidan Heywood, alongside an own goal from Jamie Poole, gave Shildon a four goal lead 55 minutes in.

Dale Hopson and Jamie Davis pulled goals back for the home side, however Ben Trotter sealed the win for Shildon with his first touch in the 87th minute.

Shildon went into the game off the back of a five game unbeaten run, whilst Thornaby were unbeaten in their last three.

The Railwaymen took the lead just five minutes in, when Thexton dribbled past three Thornaby players in the area before slotting the ball into the bottom corner beyond Dimitrious Konstantopoulas.

The visitors scored their second in the 15th minute, when Aidan Heywood drove forward with the ball before arrowing a shot into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box.

Shildon created most of the chances in the first half, not allowing Thornaby to have a clear sight of goal.

Thexton scored his second in the 49th minute, when David Palmer’s pinpoint pass sent the striker through on goal, before he slotted beyond the keeper.

The away side found themselves four goals up in the 55th minute, when Joe Posthill’s cross was turned into the net by Thornaby defender Poole.

Thornaby were awarded a free kick 25 yards out in the 58th minute, which Hopson took and curled his effort into the top right corner, leaving Shaun Newbrook no chance.

The home side halfed the deficit just six minutes later, when Davis’ effort found its way past Newbrook to pull Thornaby back into the game.

James Frazer almost scored a third for the home side, however his downward header was well saved by Newbrook.

Trotter sealed the win for the Railwaymen in the 87th minute, when he met Michael Sweet’s low cross before slotting home in the bottom corner.

Shildon move up to fifth on goal difference, whilst Thornaby drop down to sixth in the table.

Consett 0 Shildon 2, Match Report by Adam Gill

Shildon picked up a crucial three points as they defeated Consett away from home at the Belle View Stadium in the Ebac Northern League Division One.

Kurt Matthews gave the visitors the lead in the 14th minute when he headed home from David Palmer’s free kick. Michael Sweet doubled the away sides lead in the 77th minute, after good work from Dean Thexton.

Shildon had the first chance of the game, when Palmer cut inside before curling his effort just over the bar from 25 yards.

The visitors took the lead, when Palmer’s whipped free kick was met by the head of Matthews, who headed into the bottom corner from six yards.

Consett came close to an equaliser 25 minutes in, when a long ball over the top was met by Darren Holden, however his first time volley went over the bar.

The Railwaymen had a chance to double their lead, when Palmer’s corner was met by the head of Daniel Moore, who saw his powerful header saved by Kyle Hayes.

Shildon doubled their advantage in the 77th minute, when Thexton’s first time lay off set up Sweet, who fired low from 25 yards into the bottom corner.

Matthews almost added his second of the game six minutes from time, when he turned his man before firing his effort from 30 yards off the bar.

Shildon held on for all three points which sees them move to sixth place, seven points off league leaders Hebburn Town.

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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 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.