Shildon moved two points behind current league leaders Morpeth with a 4-1 win in blustery conditions.

Kicking against the wind in the first half, Shildon scored through Daniel Moore after Jamie Harwood headed the ball back across the goal from a Bell free kick.

After the break Shildon increased their lead with goals from Dodds who tapped into an empty net from a Bell cross and then Moore guided the ball into the net from another Bell free kick. Charmey pulled a goal back for Norton with a shot from the edge of the box before Fryatt finished the scoring with a well-placed shot to the goalkeeper’s right.

Both teams have to be given credit for trying to play football in awful conditions.

Final Score: Norton & Stockton Ancients 1 Shildon 4

Shildon’s next game is away to Ashington on the 12th December, Kick Off 3pm