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Moore Leaves the Railwaymen

Shildon Association Football Club can confirm manager Daniel Moore has left the Club.

The club have held extensive talks with Daniel in recent weeks and a mutual decision was taken not to extend his current contract at Dean Street.

‘Bobby’ has amassed almost 500 appearances over two spells with the Railwaymen and has enjoyed success as both a player and a manager.

After moving into the dugout in January 2017, Daniel has led the club to three top six finishes in the Northern League and played a significant role in our first ever promotion into the Northern Premier League.

A historic first season in step four of the non-league pyramid has been a success with the club securing a play-off place and producing some moments that will live long in the memory.

Silverware also arrived in the form of the Cleator Cup, and of course, the memorable 1-0 win against South Shields in the final of the Durham Challenge Cup.

However, after a series of meetings in the last fortnight, a decision has been taken by both parties to bring an end to his time with the club as Daniel feels that a move will allow him to progress on to the next step in his managerial career. His Assistant, Mark Hudson also leaves the Club.

Club chairman David Dent said: “I will never forget how Dan stepped into the job in extremely difficult circumstances.  We have both grown together over the years and with the backing of the Club, he has taken Shildon AFC to a level that we have never played at before where we have surprised a few people in the NPL getting into the play-offs in our first season.  Mark, as well has also played a big part in our success.  It has become evident that Dan needs to move on, which he believes is best for him and it’s also best for the Club. This is the end of an era and we now look forward to starting a new chapter as we look to build upon our great start within the NPL.”

Further announcements will be made in due course. 

Everyone connected with Shildon AFC wishes Daniel and Mark the best of luck in their next venture.

Mark Hudson Returns to Shildon AFC

Mark Hudson returns

We are delighted to announce the return of Mark Hudson as First Team Coach. Mark who captained the side in our famous Northern League title side has gained experience in a coaching capacity at West Auckland and he will now look to apply some of those experiences in working alongside Daniel Moore and Mickey Barron as we seek to challenge for honours this season.

Welcome back Mark!

FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round

Shildon or Norton United will play Gateshead of the Conference League at home after the draw was made on Monday evening.

The replay is on the 29th October with a 19:45pm kick off time.


1) Kyle Hayes

2) Sam Hodgson

3) John Brackstone

4) Mark Hudson

5) Carl Jones

6) Liam Atkin

7) Mark Doninger

15) Danny Richmond (Replaced Lee Scroggins before Kick Off)

9) Paul Connor

10) Ben Wood

11) Adam Rundle

13) James Harwood on for Danny Richmond

12) Michael Rae on for Ben Wood

14) Chris Emms

16) Jack Taylor

17) Lewis Graham

18) Darren Richardson on for Adam Rundle


Goal : Mark Hudson

Attendance : 422

Photo highlights courtesy of Tom Clegg as below

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Seven up Shildon march on in FA Cup

Shildon ensured their progression in the FA Cup with a seven goal thrashing of local rivals Crook Town on Saturday.

A hat trick from man of the match Micky Rae (pictured scoring his first and Shildon’s second) was complemented by goals from Adam Rundle, Ben Wood, Mark Hudson and a late own goal to cap Crook’s miserable day but leave Shildon in seventh heaven.

Shildon will now travel south to take on Padiham of the Evo-Stick North, who were beaten 0-2 in their opening league match at home by Spennymoor Town on the same afternoon.

The Supporters Club is already taking names on a first come first served basis for the coach journey to cheer the lads on in the next round. Traditionally seats fill up very quickly, so get in touch by calling 07784 975451 as soon as possible to book your passage to Padiham on Saturday 30th August – just a fortnight away.

SHILDON: Finch, Harwood, Richardson (Emms), Hudson, Craddock, Atkin, Moore, Rundle, Rae, Wood (Garvie), Ruddy (Greulich-Smith). SUBS (not used): Brackstone, Hodgson, Taylor, Connor.

Photo: Tom Clegg

Tow Law 2-5 Shildon

The close season officially ended today for the Railwaymen and their hosts, Tow Law Town, and for Shildon the new season began with a five star display at the Ironworks. 

Shildon dominated possession and took a two goal first half lead before some lax defending allowed the Lawyers back into the game with two cheap replies.

But the Railwaymen got back on track and scored three more without reply to open their 2014-15 season with a thoroughly deserved 5-2 win.

Two of Shildon’s four close season signings made debut starts, with the returning Daniel ‘Bobby’ Moore in centre midfield and Adam Rundle on the left wing both performing well.

The Durham Challenge Cup winners were on the front foot from the kick off but it took until the 25th minute for Billy Greulich-Smith – the county cup goal hero – to open the scoring with a simple tap in after good work down the right side.

In the 40th minute the lead was doubled when Paul Connor, who looked dangerous throughout the first half, cut inside on the right before curling a left-footed shot past the keeper’s right hand and into the far corner of the net.

But what looked like a straightforward victory was complicated by slack defending either side of the first half.

Just before the break a simple through ball put Scott Thomson clear, and with the defence static, the midfielder has the simplest of tasks to lob the ball over the onrushing Lewis Graham in the Shildon goal.

And just after the break, confusion in the Shildon defence was followed by confusion over the outcome of Simon Ord’s cross-cum-chip, which fortuitously sailed over Lewis Graham and into the far corner of the net. At first it appeared to have been ruled out for a foul, but the referee then seemed to change his mind and award the equalising goal after all.

The goal came as Shildon’s second half substitutes were still finding their feet, but Shildon took the lead again after Sam Garvie had his taken from under him by Tow Law’s keeper. Mark Hudson stepped up to coolly slot home the resultant penalty, sending the keeper the wrong way (pictured above).

It was then the turn of Michael Rae to score his first Shildon goal on his second half debut. Shildon’s forwards pressed the Tow Law defence into losing the ball before sending Rae through to slide the ball easily past the keeper for Shildon’s fourth.

Shildon were playing some scintillating passing football on this hot Saturday afternoon and had two goals ruled out for narrow offside decisions. Both deserved reward for the excellent build-up play that preceded them.

But there was time yet for the Railwaymen to add a fifth goal. Another excellent move down the right culminated in a 16 yard drive by Sam Hodgson which nestled in the corner of the net and saw Shildon off to a comfortable start to their pre-season.

Next up will be a sterner test at Blyth Spartans on Tuesday evening before the side’s first home friendly next Friday – a rematch from last season as Scottish League One side Stranraer visit Dean Street.

Shildon: Graham, Harwood, Richardson, Craddock, Brackstone, Moore, Ruddy, Hudson, Rundle, Greulich-Smith, Connor. Subs: Emms, Rae, Wood, Garvie Hodgson, Atkin (unused).

See photos from today’s match by Tom Clegg on Flickr.