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Sunderland RCA 2 Shildon 3, Match Report by Adam Gill #FAVase

Sunderland RCA 2-3 Shildon: Match Report

Shildon produced a second-half comeback away to Sunderland RCA as they progressed to the next round of the Buildbase FA Vase.

Stephen Callen gave RCA the lead in the 27th minute, before Anthony Callaghan doubled the home sides lead in the 52nd minute.

Chay Liddle, David Palmer and Dean Thexton all scored in the remaining 30 minutes, as the Railwaymen pulled off a comeback.

Neither side had any real chances in the game until the 27th minute, when Callen was left unmarked from a corner before tapping home beyond Shaun Newbrook from six yards out.

Callaghan made it two just after half-time, as he robbed Jack Vaulks of possession on the edge of the Shildon box, before slotting home beyond Newbrook.

Shildon pulled a goal back in the 59th minute, when Joe Posthill drove to the byline before pulling the ball back to Liddle, who smashed the ball home from 15 yards out.

The away side thought they had equalised in the 66th minute, when Posthill’s looping cross was met by the head of Thexton at the back post, however Paul Griffith got down low to turn his effort wide of the post.

The Railwaymen equalised in the 69th minute, when Thexton laid the ball off to Palmer on the edge, before his weak effort was spilled by Griffith into the net.

Shildon were awarded a penalty in the 78th minute when Liddle was brought down in the box under after a rash challenge from Ryan Leonard.

Thexton stepped up to take and slotted the ball into the bottom right corner, sending RCA keeper Griffith the wrong way to complete the comeback.

The away side held on for the win, which sees them go through to the next round of the competition.

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 West Auckland 0 – Match Report by Adam Gill

Shildon started off their season with a 5-0 win as they defeated West Auckland Town in the Northern League at Dean Street.

First half goals from Billy Greulich-Smith, Aidan Heywood and Chay Liddle gave the home side a commanding half time lead.

Ben Trotter and Zak Atkinson completed the scoring to round off an impressive display in their first league game.

Shildon were beaten in the FA Cup by Stockton on Wednesday, whilst West Auckland defeated Heaton Stannington.

The home side took the lead in the 4th minute when Jordan Lavery’s cross was met by Greulich-Smith, who’s deft header found its way past West Auckland keeper Thomas Flynn.

Shildon nearly scored again soon after as Dean Thexton played through Heywood, however the defender could only fire his effort over the bar.

The hosts doubled their lead 21 minutes in when Greulich-Smith knocked down Joe Posthill’s cross, before Heywood slotted home into the bottom corner.

The Railwaymen scored their third in the 34th minute, when Liddle picked up Michael Sweets deflected effort on the edge of the box, before he smashed home beyond Flynn.

West Auckland almost pulled a goal back in the 67th minute, when Lewis Dodds’ long range effort sailed just wide of the post.

Shildon added a fourth in the 82nd minute, when Heywood found Trotter in the box before his low strike nestled into the bottom corner.

Atkinson completed the scoring in added time, as he drove into the box before curling his low effort into the bottom corner.

Shildon face Hebburn Town away on Tuesday night, whilst West Auckland travel to Guisborough Town on Wednesday.

Shildon V North Shields Match Preview, 23 March 3pm

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.