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MATCH PREVIEW | Whitley Bay v Shildon Match Preview, 5th October 3pm by Josh Hart

Shildon return to league action against Whitley Bay.


Following a 2-0  win away at Willington in league cup group F, the Railway Men will be looking to continue the fine football displayed, as they take a trip to Hillheads Park to face 16th placed Whitley Bay.


Shildon, who currently sit 6th in the league, will be hoping to finally secure all 3 points following an indifferent set of results in recent weeks.


The victory at Willington will, however provide Daniel Moore’s men with confidence of securing back to back away wins, which could in-turn see the Railway Men jump to 4th in the league.


A 3-1 victory for Shildon when the sides last met at Hillheads park, will be a result manager Daniel Moore will be looking to replicate this Saturday.


Although Manager Moore will be prioritising a win first and foremost, The Railway Men will be hopeful of securing a second clean sheet in four days against a Whitley Bay side that have netted just 12 times in the league this season.


With Shildon currently being the leagues second highest scorers (29 league goals) a clean sheet could go along way to increasing the Railway Men’s goal difference – something which could prove critical come the end of the season.


A win would see Shildon move onto 21 points, potentially leaving the Railway Men just a point off both second placed Stockton Town and third placed Consett (with 2 games in hand).  


MATCH REPORT | Shildon 1 Bishop Auckland 1

Points shared in feisty derby by Josh Hart

Shildon’s final home game of the season ended all square, following a feisty encounter with rivals Bishop Auckland.

In what proved to be a scrappy game, Daniel Moores men edged a cagey first half and even led at the break thanks to a fine strike from number 10 Billy Greulich-Smith in the 19th minute.

Prior to the goal, the Railwaymen were applying pressure to Bishop Auckland, who started the game slow.

Bishop Auckland did respond early in the second half however, equalising via a Hoganson free kick into the bottom right hand corner after just 3 minuted played.

The remainder of the second half saw Shildon dominate a large proportion of the possession in Bishop Aucklands half, whilst the away side attempted to counter down the left flank whenever possible.

The home side also created many set piece opportunities, drawing fouls from the Bishop Auckland back line and midfield, particularly in the middle third of the pitch.

However, the biggest chance of the second half did fall to the away side, with Bishop Auckland failing to take the opportunity gifted to them by the Shildon keeper.

Speaking after the game manager Daniel Moore stated: ’I think we probably shaded it first half and they had a couple of chances second half, so on the whole probably a fair result’’

The result now leaves Shildon in 7th place, one point behind 6th placed Stockton Town.

Attendance: 384