Today’s digital matchday programme for our Ebac Northern League Division 1 tie against Sunderland RCA is now available.
Shildon AFC is delighted to announce the signing of two new players. Both arrive from Sunderland RCA, with Max Allen being a midfielder/defender, and Keaton Marrs, a goalkeeper.
Max has played at Sunderland RCA since 2019 having joined them from Newcastle United U18’s. He is a player who is comfortable in a number of positions in both defence and midfield.
Keaton is a goalkeeper who has been with Sunderland RCA since 2020 with his previous clubs including Morpeth Town AFC, IFK Mora in Sweden, Mansfield Town FC, Middlesbrough FC and Newcastle United FC.
Shildon AFC Manager, Chris Hughes, commented: “We are delighted to bring Keaton and Max to the club. Keaton will be a replacement for Matty Bateman. We expect Keaton to push Harrison for a starting place this season and it will give him a chance to work with us with a view to the goalkeeping position next season.
Everyone at Shildon would like to wish Matty the best as he leaves the club to secure first team football elsewhere. We have supported Matty to make this move happen as quick as possible so he can make the most of the remainder of this season. It is a shame that he is leaving as we all know the potential he has to be a top keeper in the future.
Max is someone we have been tracking for a while now and were looking at him to be a key summer signing for us. Due to the unfortunate circumstances at Sunderland RCA, we have been able to make this happen earlier than planned. Max can play in multiple positions and will bring further quality to the squad. He is the type of character we want at the club and I am sure supporters will enjoy watching him play for Shildon”.
Both players go into squad immediately and are available for selection at Saturday’s away game against Ossett United FC.
Shildon AFC would like to put on record their thanks to Rob Jones and Sunderland RCA for their help in these matters.
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.
Sunderland RCA vs Shildon: Match Preview
Shildon travel to the Sunderland LGV Park to face Sunderland RCA in the FA Vase Second Qualifying Round.
The Railwaymen overcame the challenge of Chester-Le-Street in the First Round Qualifying, whilst RCA went straight into the second round.
The visitors are on good form, having won their last two league games against Seaham Red Star and Bishop Auckland.
Ahead of a busy October month, a win would certainly help to keep momentum going for their upcoming league fixtures.
Having lost their previous two league games, against Billingham Town and Ashington, RCA will be hopeful to get back to winning ways.
Billy Greulich-Smith remains out, however there is no further injury concerns ahead of the game.
10 man Sunderland RCA took all three points against Shildon at Dean Street
Kyle Davis gave RCA the perfect start after 3 minutes with a neatly taken goal. 20 minutes later Kyle was given a straight red after a foul on Matty Robson.
9 minutes later Mark Davison scored to send RCA into the break 2-0 up.
Mark Davison added his second and RCA’s 3rd 15 minutes into the second half .
Ben Trotter then gave Shildon a lifeline with a tap in 4 minutes later and in the 93rd minute Aidan Heywood headed past Scott Pocklington to make it 3-2. 2 minutes later Pocklington produced an outstanding save to deny Ben Trotter a second an secure the points for RCA
Man Of The Match : Matty Robson
Shildon are out of the FA Vase after a 3-2 defeat against Sunderland RCA.
Shildon controlled most of the 1st half and deservedly took the lead when Daniel Moore struck a shot low into the bottom corner.
In the second half Sunderland RCA upped the tempo and took the lead. First Page rounded Newbrook in the Shildon goal to level, then O’Neill gave Sunderland RCA the lead. Aaron Duell then leveled for the home side with a shot from outside the box with 8 minutes remaining.
In the 94th minute of the game, Shildon gave away a free kick just outside the box, eventually the ball landed at the feet of Davis who shot past Newbrook.
FT Shildon 2 Sunderland RCA 3
Att : 212