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Shildon moved down to 6th position in the Ebac Northern League after a 2-1 defeat away to North Shields.
Chay Liddle gave Shildon the lead after 27 mins with a low shot that took a slight deflection to find its way past the North Shields goalkeeper.
The lead was cancelled out in the 38th minute when Wilson fired in from a tight angle past Newbrook in the Shildon goal.
North Shields had several chances to go into the lead but Newbrook pulled off a string of good saves to keep the game level.
The final goal of the game arrived with only 3 minutes left on the clock when North Shields full back went down the right to fire low past the Shildon keeper.
Final Score : North Shields 2 Shildon 1
Attendance : 150
Railway Men extend unbeaten run of form
Shildon continued their unbeaten form as they cruised home to a comfortable 1-0 victory over a dogged North Shields.
The home supporters had to wait until the 56th minute for the lone goal of the contest as hometown boy Ben Trotter, slotted home a lovely curling strike from the left edge of the North Shields box to find the far corner.
It could well have been two though as the Railway Men had a goal disallowed only moments before as forward Billy Greulich-Smith found himself free in the box, burying the chance only to be ruled out for offside.
The home side were by far the better of the two all match long, as North Shields struggled to make inroads into Shildon’s half for most of the game.
An opinion shared by manager Daniel Moore at full time who said, “We stayed switched on, I think we dominated the game from start to finish”.
“I love a 1-0, clean sheet, but I said at half time just keep plugging away and it will come, and it was a great finish from Ben”.
The result now sees Shildon leap frog North Shields up into 7th still with a game in hand and manager Moore is looking for the team to use Saturday’s result as a benchmark for the remainder of the season and beyond.
“I said to them a few weeks back to finish unbeaten”.
“We go above them now, so the aim is to finish as high as possible and get into good habits looking forward to next season”.
Shildon’s attention will now switch to a trip to Whickham next Saturday in search of another three points and maintaining that unbeaten record.
Shildon looking to return to winning ways
By Ashley Brighton
Shildon will look to continue their unbeaten run as they welcome a high scoring North Shields side to Dean Street this Saturday, in a game that promises excitement.
The Railway men are unbeaten in all competitions since their 2-0 victory over Hartlepool in the semi-finals of the Durham Challenge Cup back in February.
A run that manager Daniel Moore is keen to continue after challenging the players to see out the remainder of season undefeated.
So far, the players have responded well to the manager’s challenge, despite a disappointing result home to Whitley Bay, drawing 2-2.
However, the Shildon boss still felt there was cause for celebration looking ahead to the remainder of the season.
He said, “I was, and the players were disappointed to only take a point out of the game last week against Whitley Bay, even though we had 10 men for the majority of the game, so that says a lot about the character and desire to win”.
Saturday’s matchup also is an opportunity for Shildon to leap-frog their opponents up into 7th place ever closer to the top six and the boss has not underestimated the importance a win may have.
“Tomorrow is a big game if we want to finish in the top six, we have to win, simple as that”.
Shildon currently sit two behind the away side as well as having a match in hand. The Railway men come into Saturday’s fixture with little in the way of selection concerns, the only notable absentee being forward Zac Atkinson who misses out through suspension.
Ryan Carr scored the only goal of the game with the last kick of the first half to give North Shields the win.
Shaun Newbrook in the Shildon goal produced a couple of good saves to keep it 1-0. Jamie Harwood had Shildon’s best attempt when his header from a Keith Graydon corner hit the bar.
FT North Shields 1 Shildon 0
Two goals from Ben Harmison and a Jordan Summerly goal gave North Shields a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Chasing the game Shildon pulled 2 goals back in the first 15 minutes of the second half with a Micky Rae header and a Jack Blackford strike.
Unfortunately, at the other end, Carl Jones making his first appearance since returning to the club turned into his own net to make it 4-2. Billy Greulich-Smith then scored with a header to make it 4-3.
In the last minute of the game, Craig McFarlane scored to make the final score 5-3.
Next game is at Dean Street against Billingham Synthonia on Saturday 23rd December.