A Good Solid Team Performance
Shildon AFC are now four points clear at the top of the league after beating Durham City 3 – 0 at Dean Street on Wednesday 16th September 2015. However, three teams have games in hand over Shildon and if they win them all they will go above the Railwaymen.
Durham started strongly with Shildon defenders making three great blocks one after the other.
The home side opened the scoring on 15 minutes when Man-of-the-Match Ben Wood’s curling 20 yarder gave keeper Thomas Flynn no chance.
Just before the interval it was 2 – 0 when Billy Greulich-Smith fired low into the bottom corner.
Half Time: Shildon AFC 2 Durham City 0
In the second half Shildon’s Gary Brown and Carl Jones defended brilliantly, not allowing Durham any real scoring opportunities.
It was quite an uneventful half until Ben Wood broke through on 74 minutes scoring on his second attempt. Near the end Wood missed two chances to complete his hat-trick.
Final Score: Shildon AFC 3 Durham City 0
Goalscorers: Wood 15, 74, Greulich-Smith 44.
Subs: Fryatt for Hudson 75, Davis for Connor 75.
Man-of-the-Match: Ben Wood
After the match manager Gary Forrest said “It was a good solid team performance today. We have played 10 league games and kept 7 clean sheets. At home we have scored 23 goals and only conceded 1 “.