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Vinnie Steels signs for Shildon

Shildon AFC are delighted to announce the signing of Vinnie Steels. Vinne started his career with Darlington FC before moving to York in 2017/18. He then played for Burnley U23’s (2018/19) and Sunderland U23’s (2020/21).

Vinne Steels

Jamie Tunstall, Shildon AFC Manager said: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Vinnie to the football club. Vinnie’s time in football has predominantly been at elite level and he’s a fantastic addition to an already really strong squad. He’s come in and trained really well and scored a couple of goals in the games he’s played and I think there’s a lot more to come from him when he’s fully up to speed. He’s not played a lot of football over the last 12 to 18 months and still has aspirations to get back into the professional game and the fact he’s chosen to come to Shildon shows the ambition the club has. I’m sure he’ll be a huge asset to the football club” .

Welcome to Shildon AFC Vinnie.

Consett 0 Shildon 2, Match Report by Adam Gill

Shildon picked up a crucial three points as they defeated Consett away from home at the Belle View Stadium in the Ebac Northern League Division One.

Kurt Matthews gave the visitors the lead in the 14th minute when he headed home from David Palmer’s free kick. Michael Sweet doubled the away sides lead in the 77th minute, after good work from Dean Thexton.

Shildon had the first chance of the game, when Palmer cut inside before curling his effort just over the bar from 25 yards.

The visitors took the lead, when Palmer’s whipped free kick was met by the head of Matthews, who headed into the bottom corner from six yards.

Consett came close to an equaliser 25 minutes in, when a long ball over the top was met by Darren Holden, however his first time volley went over the bar.

The Railwaymen had a chance to double their lead, when Palmer’s corner was met by the head of Daniel Moore, who saw his powerful header saved by Kyle Hayes.

Shildon doubled their advantage in the 77th minute, when Thexton’s first time lay off set up Sweet, who fired low from 25 yards into the bottom corner.

Matthews almost added his second of the game six minutes from time, when he turned his man before firing his effort from 30 yards off the bar.

Shildon held on for all three points which sees them move to sixth place, seven points off league leaders Hebburn Town.

Shildon 3 Bishop Auckland 0, match report by Adam Gill

Shildon 3-0 Bishop Auckland: Match Report

Shildon made it back-to-back wins as they defeated local rivals Bishop Auckland 3-0 at Dean Street in the Ebac Northern League.

Chay Liddle gave the home side the lead just seven minutes in before Kurt Matthews doubled Shildon’s lead on the hour mark.

Michael Sweet sealed the win late on in stoppage time to help his side pick up a crucial three points, as they cut the gap to league leaders North Shields.

The home side took the lead when Dean Thexton’s flick sent Liddle through on goal, before the midfielder smashed his effort into the roof of the net beyond Nick Liversedge.

Shildon almost doubled their advantage in the 51st minute, when Kurt Matthews picked up the ball in the Bishop box before firing just over the bar.

Sweet nearly scored soon after, when he picked up the ball out wide before driving infield and firing his effort just wide of the post.

Shildon did double their lead in the 60th minute, after Joe Posthill’s low cross was met by Matthews who tapped in from close range.

The game was sealed in stoppage time when David Palmer’s through ball sent Sweet bearing down on goal, before the striker placed his effort into the bottom corner.

Shildon travel to Ryhope C.W in their next match, whilst Bishop Auckland face a tough test as they face Hebburn Town away from home.

Shildon 5 Seaham Red Star 3, Match Report by Adam Gill

Shildon 5-3 Seaham Red Star: Match Report

Shildon returned to winning ways in the Ebac Northern League as they overcame Seaham Red Star at Dean Street.

Goals from Thomas Bott and Alex White saw the game was level after 20 minutes, before Nathan Greenwood scored in the 23rd minute to give Seaham a half-time lead.

Joe Posthill, Danny Craggs, Jack Vaulks and Dean Thexton gave Shildon a three goal cushion, before Paul Gardiner pulled a goal back with 15 minutes to play.

The Railwaymen held on for the win, which sees them move up to fourth in the league, whilst Seaham sit in 15th.

The away side took the lead in the 17th minute, when Bott was left unmarked from a corner before picking up the loose ball and smashing his volley home beyond Matthew Bateman.

Shildon responded three minutes later, when Posthill’s deflected effort fell into the path of White, who directed his header past Andrew Jennison.

Seaham went ahead soon after, when Greenwood saw his initial header saved by Bateman, leaving him to tap home the rebound from only a few yards out.

Posthill pulled his side level, when he picked up the ball out wide, before driving inside and firing his effort hard and low towards the near post.

Shildon were awarded a penalty on the hour mark, which Craggs stepped up to take and dispatch into the bottom corner.

The hosts extended their lead in the 67th minute when Vaulks got on the end of Craggs’ corner kick to head his side in front.

Shildon scored their fifth of the night when Jack Naylor’s cross found Thexton in the box, who headed home beyond Jennison.

Seaham pulled a goal back two minutes later, when Gardiner found himself unmarked on the edge of the box, before finishing low into the bottom corner.

Shildon face Bishop Auckland at home in their next match, whilst Seaham welcome Newton Aycliffe.