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:
As per the governments latest guidelines, we can now welcome supporters back into Dean Street albeit with a reduced capacity.
Currently the capacity that we are allowed to admit is 150, so we have created an application form so that supporters can apply to attend.
The applications will be dealt with in date and time received and are for a maximum of 4 tickets.
We will also require you to enter names and telephone numbers for those attending to comply with the governments Track & Trace policy.
Our updated policy can be found here
Shildon 8-1 Willington: Match Report
Shildon produced a dominant display as they swept aside Willington in their fourth pre-season friendly at Dean Street.
Billy Greulich-Smith gave the home side the lead, before a Nicholas Smith own goal and a Danny Craggs penalty gave The Railwaymen a three goal lead at half-time.
Goals from Dean Thexton and Michael Sweet increased their sides lead before Thexton added his second of the game seven minutes from time.
A brace from Chay Liddle gave Shildon an eight goal lead before Adam Storey pulled one back for Willington on the full time whistle.
The home side took the lead in the 15th minute when Craggs’ corner was met by Greulich-Smith who headed beyond Willington keeper Carl Robinson.
Shildon doubled their advantage 30 minutes in, when Cragg’s corner was met by Smith, who turned the ball into his net.
Five minutes before half-time, the hosts were awarded a penalty when David Palmer was brought down in the area.
Craggs stepped up and slotted home into the bottom corner, sending Robinson the wrong way.
Shildon nearly added a fourth in the 51st minute, when Greulich-Smith laid the ball off to Craggs on the edge of the area, only to see his thunderous effort come back off the underside of the bar.
Thexton did add his sides fourth 65 minutes in, when he robbed Robinson of the ball before calmly slotting home.
The hosts added a fifth through Michael Sweet five minutes later, as he saw his headed effort loop over the Willington stopper.
The Railwaymen increased their lead seven minutes from time, as Thexton was played through on goal before he finished beyond Robinson.
Shildon added their seventh of the game two minutes later, when Liddle cut inside and curled beyond Robinson.
Liddle completed his brace in the 88th minute when his low strike found its way into the bottom corner.
Willington added a consolation on the full time whistle, when Storey’s 25 yard free kick found its way past Shildon keeper Matthew Bateman.
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.
Please welcome Adam Gill to the club who will be helping with the media output from the football club.
Here is his match report from today’s pre-season friendly against Silksworth CW
Shildon 5-0 Silksworth CW: Match Report
Shildon put five past Silksworth CW at Dean Street as they maintained their 100 percent pre-season record.
The home side almost took the lead in the third minute when Billy Greulich-Smith ran onto Zak Atkinson’s through ball, before taking it round Silksworth keeper Joe Clayton, however his effort was blocked on the line.
Josh Winthrop nearly gave the visitors the lead 34 minutes in, however his effort from the edge of the box came back off the post.
Atkinson found Greulich-Smith in behind just before half-time, leaving him to round Clayton and slot home.
The hosts doubled their lead on the hour mark, when Clayton misjudged a cross, leaving Michael Sweet to tap home into an empty net.
Substitute Daniel Moore increased his sides advantage when his 40 yard strike found its way beyond Clayton.
Shildon scored their fourth of the game 15 minutes from time, when Dean Thexton ran onto a loose ball before slotting home.
Silksworth went close to pulling a goal back when Andy Baxter cut inside before sending his effort just over the bar.
The home side capped off their victory late on, when Sweet’s cross found the head of Moore, who guided his header into the top corner.
We will open our pre-season fixtures on Thursday 4th July at Dean Street with a 7:30pm kick off against Shildon BR who last season were Durham Minor Cup, Norman Wright Cup, Weardale Cup and Alan Britton Cup winners.
On Saturday 6th July we will again welcome Hartlepool United to Dean Street, Kick Off 3pm.
Our first away fixture will take place on Thursday 11th July at Hall Lane, Willington with a 7:30pm kick off.
Jason Ainsley’s Spennymoor Town will be the next visitors to Dean Street on Tuesday 16th July, Kick Off 7:30pm
The supporters club are running a coach to our next away match against Carlton Town from Nottingham who play in the Northern Premier League Division One East on Saturday 20th July, Kick Off 3pm. If you would like to travel please see either Paul or Russ to book your place.
Middlesbrough Under 23’s will be the next visitors to Dean Street on the 24th July, 7:30pm kick off before we travel the short distance to Crook Town on Saturday 27th July to play our final pre season game with a 3 o’clock kick off.