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Request for Donations – 19th July 2022

Shildon AFC are looking for donations to give support to the Shildon Alive Food Bank & the Woodhouse Close Church & Community Centre Food Bank.  We are asking that donations are made at our home friendly game on the 19th July 2022 against Bishop Auckland FC (kick-off is 7:30pm).   Both the charities will be at the game and would be grateful for any donations you are able to make, for example:

All donations are much appreciated – many thanks for your support once again.

Newcastle 0 Shildon 4 report by Adam Gill

Pre-Season Friendly 
15th August 2020

The Railwaymen continued their 100 percent pre-season record as they defeated Newcastle Blue Star at the Scotswood Sports Centre.

Ben Trotter gave the visitors the lead in the 54th minute before substitute Danny Craggs doubled his sides advantage.

Brandon Mallaburn added a third late on before Billy Greulich-Smith sealed the win with a penalty just before the final whistle.

Blue Star almost took the lead 18 minutes in, when a long ball over the top found Callum Johnston however he sent his strike just past the post.

Shildon almost went ahead in the 22nd minute, when Jordan Lavery cut inside, only to see his effort come back off the post.

Aidan Heywood almost gave Shildon the lead just before half-time, however his free kick went just over the bar.

The visitors took the lead when Trotter swept the ball home into the bottom corner after Greulich-Smith’s knock down.

Craggs doubled Shildon’s lead 18 minutes from time, after he got onto the end of Greulich-Smith’s pass before he arrowed his effort into the bottom corner.

Greulich-Smith completed his hat-trick of assists two minutes from time, as he laid off Mallaburn before he fired home.

Shildon were awarded a penalty late on when Craggs was brought down in the Blue Star penalty area, much to the disbelief of the home side.

Greulich-Smith stepped up and slotted home to cap off a convincing win.

Norton & Stockton Ancients 1 Shildon 7

Shildon’s 100% record in pre-season friendlies continued with a 7-1 away victory against Norton on Wednesday 20th July 2016.

Goals coming from Anthony Bell (3) 4, 7, 38, Stephen Capper 41, Ben Wood (2) 23, 26, and trialist David Ferguson, 48.


  1. Nick Liversedge
  2. Jamie Harwood
  3. Matty Robson
  4. Lewis Dodds
  5. David Ferguson
  6. Dan Groves
  7. Anthony Bell
  8. Stephen Capper
  9. Michael Rae
  10. Ben Wood
  11. Lewis Wing
  12. Daniel Moore
  13. David Vincent
  14. Chris Bell
  15. Mark Doninger
  16. Joe Simpson
  17. Marc Ellison


Shildon 5 Durham City 0

Pre-Season continued with the first home game of the new season with a 5-0 victory against Durham City.

Goalscorers: Dodds 9, Rae (2) 22, 37, Wing 23, Moore 80


  1. Nick Liversedge
  2. Jamie Harwood
  3. Marc Ellison
  4. Lewis Dodds
  5. Bobby Moore
  6. Stephen Capper
  7. Anthony Bell
  8. Sam Hodgson
  9. Micky Rae
  10. Ben Wood
  11. Lewis Wing
  12. Mark Doninger
  13. Lewis Graham
  14. Chris Bell
  15. David Vincent
  16. Joe Simpson

Photos of the game can be found on flickr click here

Shildon 1-3 Hamilton Academical

Two goals in the final nine minutes and two penalties were the difference between the sides as Shildon took on Scottish Premiership opposition at Dean Street. The Railwaymen took the lead through Paul Connor and almost held on to it until half time but a 45th minute penalty, converted by Jason Scotland, brought the visitors back into the game. Shildon received an intense lesson in defending in the second half and held out until late in the game, but two goals in the final nine minutes, including another penalty, gave the top flight Scottish side a deserved but hard fought victory.

Tom Clegg took the photos, available below and on flickr.

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