A Comfortable Win
Shildon AFC had a very comfortable 6 – 0 away win at relegated Celtic Nation on Saturday 18th April 2015.
If was one way traffic from the kick off with Mark Doninger opening the scoring on 16 minutes with a long range drive from outside the box.
Ten minutes later a great four man move was finished off in style by Billy Greulich-Smith whose shot rocketed into the roof of the net.
Just 3 minutes later Mark Doninger scored the goal of the day, maybe the goal of the season with a brilliant overhead scissor kick, giving keeper Andrew Casson no chance.
Just before the break Chris Emms put Ben Wood through and he poked the ball past keeper Casson.
Half Time: Celtic Nation 0 Shildon AFC 4
Early in the 2nd half Mark Doninger fired over the bar, before Daniel Moore was brought down in the box, but the ref. waived play on.
Celtic were a better team after the break with Lewis Graham saving from No 9 Simon Tucker.
On 72 minutes Mark Doninger got his hat-trick when Jason Blackburn put his through and he beat the advancing keeper.
Celtic were becoming frustrated and resorted to committing far too many fouls with 5 players receiving yellow cards.
On 81 minutes Celtic’s Shaun Dixon brought Adam Rundle down in the box for a penalty which Rundle converted with ease for 6 – 0.
Final Score: Celtic Nation 0 Shildon AFC 6
Goalscorers: Doninger 16, 29, 72, Greulich-Smith 26, Wood 40, Rundle 81.
Subs: Rundle for Wood 40, Blackburn for Greulich-Smith 62, Chapman for Brackstone 74.
Bookings: (Y) Moore 55.
After the match manager Gary Forrest said “We came here and did what we had to do, that is win the game. If we can win our last 3 games then we will win the league, but we cannot afford any slip ups”.