Tag: Northern League

David Palmer leaves the Railwaymen

Shidon AFC can confirm that David Palmer has agreed a move to Northern Football League Division One side North Shields FC.  David joined Shildon from Seaham Red Star in October 2018 and was part of the teams that won the Durham Challenge Cup in 2019, and gained promotion to the Northern Premier League East for the 2021/22 season.  We wish David well for the future and thank him for all his efforts at Shildon AFC.


Former Shildon manager, Ray Gowan releases book

Ray Gowan who spent 14 Seasons at Shildon, including the FA Cup first round game against Notts County,  has released a book looking back over his 45 years in non league football as a player and manager.

The book entitled Football Ray’s Way is available to order direct from Ray priced at £10 + Postage & Packing.

Speaking to the website Ray said of the book “I am very pleased with the quality of the printing and the book will be a great addition to any quality bookshelf.

It covers my time as a player in the South and the Northern League and Northern Premier for Gateshead.

I went to SA in 1971 and managed my first team. I returned to the UK in 1976 and managed at Dormans in The Teesside League and then Brandon, Spennymoor, Shildon (14 seasons), Ashington, Esh Winning and finally West Auckland. I returned to SA in 2008 and have lived here ever since.”

If you would like to order a copy of Ray’s book, please email raygowan@hotmail.com 

Stockton Town 1 Shildon 3 – Match Report by Adam Gill

Stockton Town 1-3 Shildon: Match Report

Shildon saw off a tough Stockton Town side in the Buildbase FA Vase as they progressed to the fourth round at the Map Group UK Stadium.

Dean Thexton gave the Railwaymen the lead in the 13th minute before Kurt Matthews doubled his sides lead on the stroke of half time.

Nathan Mulligan pulled a goal back for Stockton in the 73rd minute, before Thexton sealed the win for Shildon five minutes from time.

Shildon reached the third round after an away win against Hallam, whilst Stockton defeated Charnock Richard at home.

The home side had the first chance of the game, when Kevin Hayes cut inside past Dom Curl however his effort was saved by Shaun Newbrook.

Thexton gave his side the lead just two minutes later, when his brilliant strike dipped over keeper Ross Coombe into the net.

Shildon almost went two up in the 33rd minute, when Thexton ran onto Daniel Moore’s long ball, before seeing his half-volley saved by Coombe.

The away side doubled their lead on the stroke of half time, as captain Chay Liddle played through Matthews who slotted home beyond Coombe.

Stockton pushed forward in the second half – Hayes and Shane Henry going close – however the Shildon back line stood strong and resilient.

The hosts did find a way back into the game through Mulligan, as he brought down a cross before firing low past Newbrook to half the deficit.

Shildon’s two goal advantage was restored in the 85th minute, when Michael Sweet laid the ball off to Thexton, who excellently placed the ball into the top corner to seal the win.

Stockton bow out of the competition at the third round, whilst Shildon continue their quest to Wembley.