Before a welcome run of six home league matches in a row, it’s another road trip for the Railwaymen tomorrow, as they visit Northumberland’s league newcomers, Morpeth Town on Ebac Northern League Division One duty.
It will be the fifth away match on the trot for Shildon who, by the time of Consett’s visit to Dean Street next Wednesday evening, will have been away from home for almost a month.
Morpeth have had a mixed start to their Division One campaign, opening with two heavy defeats before crushing Liversedge by 6-0 in the FA Cup. The win gave the side a confidence boost from which they went on to record a six match unbeaten run in league and cup.
As well as the six against Liversedge – whom Shildon defeated last season in the FA Vase – Morpeth have scored seven goals twice this season: once in the league and the other time in the league cup, but both times against top division opposition.
Meanwhile, Shildon go into the match as the form team in the league. Having dropped just two points in a six-match run including five away ties, the Railwaymen have scored twenty and conceded just four times.
Going into the fixture, Shildon’s hosts lie in 19th position in the league, collecting 8 points from their 9 matches. At home they have won twice and lost twice, with the four ties witnessing a staggering 28 goals – an average of seven per game.
Shildon lie third in the table, level with Spennymoor, who visit Heritage Park for a local derby against Bishop Auckland, and just three points behind leaders Celtic Nation, who host West Auckland at Gilford Park.
No doubt the fans paying their way in to Craik Park will be hopeful of seeing another feast of goals tomorrow. The visitors will be hoping the majority find their way into the home side’s netting.
Kick off tomorrow is at 3pm. For location details and other information about the club, pay a visit to the Morpeth Town website.