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Pre-Season Friendly – Tow Law 0 Shildon 8

Shildon started pre-season with a 8-0  comfortable victory away at Tow Law on Friday 15th July 2016.  Shildon’s squad of 17 included David Vincent, Chris Bell, David Gorley all from the U18’s and trialist Joe Simpson. The Railwaymen  were ahead after 4 minutes when Paul Connor scored from close range. Just after half an hour Jamie Harwood hit the bar but the score remained the same up to the break.   In the 2nd half manger Gary Forrest  introduced  the youngsters into the game and they all put in  good performances.  Micky Rae made it 2 – 0 on 53 minutes and 6 more goals followed in the next 20 minutes.  After the match manager Gary Forrest said it was a good per season performance by the whole squad.

Goals coming from Connor 4, Greulich-Smith 54, Rae (3) 53, 59, 71, Moore (2) 65, 68, Bell 73.


  1. Nick Liversedge
  2. Jamie Harwood
  3. Marc Ellison
  4. Lewis Dodds
  5. Bobby Moore
  6. Lewis Wing
  7. Anthony Bell
  8. Sam Hodgson
  9. Paul Connor
  10. Ben Wood
  11. Billy Greulich-Smith
  12. David Vincent
  13. Lewis Graham
  14. Chris Bell
  15. David Gorley
  16. Michael Rae
  17. Joe Simpson (Trialist).

The next friendly is at Dean Street on Monday 18th July against Durham City.


Photos from the game on Flickr click here

League Cup 2nd Round

Shildon progressed to the 3rd round of the League Cup with a 4-0 win away to Tow Law Town with two goals from Bobby Moore and one each for Ben Wood and Adam Rundle.


1) Kyle Hayes

2) Sam Hodgson

3) Darren Richardson

4) Daniel Moore

5) Carl Jones

6) Liam atkin

7) Michael Rae

8) Jack Taylor

9) Paul Connor

10) Lee Chapman

11) Adam Rundle


12) Ben Wood on for Connor

14) Chris Emms on for Rae

15) Doninger for Chapman


Match Report to Follow

League Cup Preview

By Archie MacKay from the Shildon Football Club Facebook Page

Having managed to get a league game under their belt at the weekend, the Railwaymen return to cup action tonight as they revisit pre-season friendly opponents Tow Law Town in the League Cup.

The sides met during the summer in their first outing of the pre-season with Shildon eventually running out comfortable winners after being pegged back by the second division side either side of the half time interval.

Shildon progressed in the FA Vase and Durham Challenge Cup in recent games and almost reached the first round proper of the FA Cup and while cup success means fixture congestion, Shildon will be in no mood to be on the wrong end of a cup upset.

As with last week’s County Cup tie, Gary Forrest may see the match as an opportunity to test the depth of his squad. Kick off at the Ironworks will be 7.30pm.

Tow Law 2-5 Shildon

The close season officially ended today for the Railwaymen and their hosts, Tow Law Town, and for Shildon the new season began with a five star display at the Ironworks. 

Shildon dominated possession and took a two goal first half lead before some lax defending allowed the Lawyers back into the game with two cheap replies.

But the Railwaymen got back on track and scored three more without reply to open their 2014-15 season with a thoroughly deserved 5-2 win.

Two of Shildon’s four close season signings made debut starts, with the returning Daniel ‘Bobby’ Moore in centre midfield and Adam Rundle on the left wing both performing well.

The Durham Challenge Cup winners were on the front foot from the kick off but it took until the 25th minute for Billy Greulich-Smith – the county cup goal hero – to open the scoring with a simple tap in after good work down the right side.

In the 40th minute the lead was doubled when Paul Connor, who looked dangerous throughout the first half, cut inside on the right before curling a left-footed shot past the keeper’s right hand and into the far corner of the net.

But what looked like a straightforward victory was complicated by slack defending either side of the first half.

Just before the break a simple through ball put Scott Thomson clear, and with the defence static, the midfielder has the simplest of tasks to lob the ball over the onrushing Lewis Graham in the Shildon goal.

And just after the break, confusion in the Shildon defence was followed by confusion over the outcome of Simon Ord’s cross-cum-chip, which fortuitously sailed over Lewis Graham and into the far corner of the net. At first it appeared to have been ruled out for a foul, but the referee then seemed to change his mind and award the equalising goal after all.

The goal came as Shildon’s second half substitutes were still finding their feet, but Shildon took the lead again after Sam Garvie had his taken from under him by Tow Law’s keeper. Mark Hudson stepped up to coolly slot home the resultant penalty, sending the keeper the wrong way (pictured above).

It was then the turn of Michael Rae to score his first Shildon goal on his second half debut. Shildon’s forwards pressed the Tow Law defence into losing the ball before sending Rae through to slide the ball easily past the keeper for Shildon’s fourth.

Shildon were playing some scintillating passing football on this hot Saturday afternoon and had two goals ruled out for narrow offside decisions. Both deserved reward for the excellent build-up play that preceded them.

But there was time yet for the Railwaymen to add a fifth goal. Another excellent move down the right culminated in a 16 yard drive by Sam Hodgson which nestled in the corner of the net and saw Shildon off to a comfortable start to their pre-season.

Next up will be a sterner test at Blyth Spartans on Tuesday evening before the side’s first home friendly next Friday – a rematch from last season as Scottish League One side Stranraer visit Dean Street.

Shildon: Graham, Harwood, Richardson, Craddock, Brackstone, Moore, Ruddy, Hudson, Rundle, Greulich-Smith, Connor. Subs: Emms, Rae, Wood, Garvie Hodgson, Atkin (unused).

See photos from today’s match by Tom Clegg on Flickr.