Shildon AFC are beaten for the first time.

Top of the league Shildon AFC suffered their first defeat of the season in the league after going down 1- 0 against 2nd place Morpeth Town on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2015, the goal coming with just one minute remaining.

Shildon could easily have been 3 up in the first 11 minutes. In the 2nd minute a Kyle Fryatt electrifying run found Lewis Wing whose 20 yarder hit the top of the bar with the keeper beaten. A minute later Micky Rae had a great chance with a one on one with the keeper but his shot was weak. On 11 minutes Gary Brown fired just wide.

For Morpeth, No 7 Sean Taylor had a brilliant chance but he shot over from 5 yards.

Half Time:  Shildon AFC  0  Morpeth Town  0

As an evenly matched 1st half Morpeth looked far more dangerous in the 2nd and as the game went on they got stronger, with Shildon’s Gary Brown and Bobby Moore defending brilliantly.

After 84 minutes Bobby Moore cleared off the line and after more pressure from Morpeth, Gary Brown also headed off the line, but Ben Sayer’s right footer sealed the win for Town on 89 minutes.

Final Score:  Shildon AFC  0  Morpeth Town  1

Subs:  Greulich-Smith for Rae, Doninger for Fryatt 63, Hudson for Davis 71.

Bookings:  None

Shildon cannot have any complaints as the best team won. They were the only side threatening in the 2nd half.

Team

  1. Lewis Graham
  2. Daniel Groves
  3. John Brackstone
  4. Lewis Wing
  5. Gary Brown
  6. Daniel Moore (C)
  7. Kyle Fryatt
  8. Jonathan Davis
  9. Michael Rae
  10. Ben Wood
  11. Sam Hodgson
  12. Billy Greulich-Smith on for Rae
  13. Mark Hudson on for Davis
  14. Marc Ellison
  15. Mark Doninger on for Fryatt
  16. Jake Johnson

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