Good evening and welcome to Dean Street for the Ebac Northern League Division One match against Washington. We are pleased to welcome the management, players and all their followers to our home. This is our third match this season against Washington and the second in the space of 7 days in the league.The first was in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round where a Paul Connor hat-trick and a double for David Ferguson sent us through to the next round.Tthe second in the league last wednesday ended 2-0 to Shildon with two quality finishes from Lewis Wing & Matty Robson. Washington are curently 19th in the League with a record of playing 23 winning 5 drawing 2 with 16 deafeats, scoring 35 and conceding 51, there latest result was a 4-2 defeat away to Bishop Auckland on Saturday. Our game against Chester-le-Street which was called off because of a frozen pitch on Saturday has been re-arranged to be played on Tuesday 10th January. Congratulations to Wilf Tray, Michael Thornberry and Liam Stockley who walked from Shildon to Chester-le-Street on Saturday to raise funds for three worthy causes.Wilf for Kays Hill Animal Sanctuary, Michael for the Heart/Stroke unit at Bishop Auckland and Liam for Shildon's new stand fund.
Enjoy the Game.
DALE CONNOR : Goalkeeper : Joined the club at the start of the 2016/2017 season having been registered with South Shields the previous season.A young goalkeeper with an imposing presence in his area, and has great potential for the future.A good shot stopper and has excellent distribution with throws or kicks. GRAEME PICKERING : Goalkeeper : Joined the club at the start of the 2016/2917 season. Graeme finished the previous season playing locally for Silksworth, having returned from working abroad.A reliable keeper’ who does the bread & butter tasks well and makes some spectacular saves. DAN MULLEN : Goalkeeper : Joined the club in September 2016 on transfer from Bedlington Terriers. Has good reflexes and is an excellent shot stopper. He commands his area well and demonstrates good distribution by hand or foot. REECE NOBLE : Defender : Reece joined the club in October 2016 from Sunderland RCA.A product of Sunderland AFC Academy, he is a tough tackling full back who is quick to support the attack but is equally effective in a defensive role. ADAM DRYSDALE : Defender :Adam came back for a second spell with the club in October 2016 on transfer from Bedlington Terriers.A tall powerful centre-back he is strong in the air and firm in the tackle. Makes his presence felt at set pieces at both ends of the pitch. GLEN LANE : Defender : Joined the club on transfer from Consett FC in September 2016.A product of Sunderland AFC Academy. Has an ‘educated’ left foot and is equally effective in a defensive or wing back role.Works hard whether in defence or supporting attacks. LEWIS GALPIN : Defender : Joined the club in Mid-August 2016 season having started the season at South Shields.A versatile player who generally operates at the centre of defence but is equally comfortable at full back or midfield. Is a strong tackler an reads the game well. He is an influential member of the squad and is now Club Captain. JONNY WIGHTMAN: Midfield : Joined the club on transfer from Sunderland RCA in September 2016.An experienced performer who can play in several different positions. Effective in a central or wide role and has a keen eye for a scoring opportunity. DANNI LAY : Midfield : Rejoined the club in September 2016 on transfer from Sunderland RCA. Can play in midfield or defence and is a powerful presence whether in attack or defence. Is a strong tackler and always in the action. MARC COSTELLO : Midfield : Joined the club in July 2016 on transfer from Hebburn Town.A vey mobile player who not only wins tackles in midfield, but quickly supports attacks and gets back to defend. His industrious style is a real asset to the team.
ANDY BROWN : Midfield : Joined the club at start of 2016/2017 Season having played at South Shields during the 2015/2016 Season.A hard tackling, non-stop dynamo in midfield. Runs ‘miles’ in the course of a game and is the proverbial ‘box to box’ player. ASHLEY DAVIS : Striker :Ash joined the club at the start of the 2016/2017 season, having played the majority of the previous season with Blyth Spartans.A powerfully built attacker who is difficult to knock off the ball. Is a good target man, but is seen at his best running on to through passes or meeting crosses. GARY SHAW :Winger : Gary joined the club at the start of the 2016/2017 Season, having played for Dunston UTS in the previous season.A mainly attacking left-footed player, who scores goals as well as setting them up for others.A hard worker who tracks back to support the defence. GEORGE MCCAIN : Striker : George joined the club in October 2016 from Wearside side Sunderland West End.A direct player who is adept at beating his man and getting in crosses. Can play in several attacking positions and has an eye for a goal. JORDAN JEWSON : Striker : Joined the club from Whitby Town in September 2016.A product of Hartlepool FC Academy.A young striker who shows a great deal of potential and is still learning the requirements of playing at Northern League level. MATTY WATERS : Striker : Matty joined the club at the start of the 2016/2017 Season having played for Whitby last season in the Northern Premier League.A product of Middlesbrough FC Academy, his close control and unselfish play often sets up goal scoring chances for himself and others. PAUL KANE : Striker : Paul rejoined the club for a second spell on transfer from West Allotment Celtic in October 2016. He is a powerful striker who scores all types of goal from taps-ins to long range drives. Has a good touch ‘for a big man’ and leads the line well PAUL WELDON : Defender : Joined the club in October 2016 on transfer from Guisborough Town. Paul is particularly strong on his left side and is equally comfortable playing at left-back or as a central defender. He is good in the air and effective at set pieces at both ends of the pitch. CALLUM HASSAN : Striker : Rejoined the club in November 2016 after playing in pre-season friendlies before joining Sunderland RCA.A powerfully built forward who leads the line well, in addition to getting his share of goals.
PREVIOUS LEAGUES Auckland & District: 1892-96, Wear Valley: 1896-1897, Northern League: 1903-07, North Eastern: 1907-32 PREVIOUS NAMES Shildon Town, Shildon United, Shildon Athletic HONOURS Northern League: 1933-34, 34-35, 35-36, 36-37, 39-40, 2015-16, Runners-Up: 1932-33, 38-39, 2009-10, 14-15 Div 2: 2001-02 JR Cleator Cup: 2015, 2016 League Cup Winners: 1933-34, 34-35, 37-38, 38-39, 39-40, 5253, 2002-03, 2014-15, 15-16, Runners-Up: 1946-47, 49-50, 53-54, 87-88, 2001-02, 07-08 Craven Cup: R-Up: 2001-02 Durham Challenge Cup: 1907-08, 25-26, 71-72, 2013-14, 14-15 Durham Amateur Cup: 1901-02, 02-03 Durham Benevolent Cup:1924-25
K IC K O F F : 7 : 3 0 P M NICK LIVERSEDGE (GK)___ LEWIS GRAHAM (GK) ___ JA M I E H A R W O O D ___ D A V ID F E R G U SO N ___ D A NNY P A RKER ___ D A N GR O V E S ___ D A N IE L M O O R E ___ M A T T Y R O B SO N ___ STEPHEN CAPPER ___ M A R C E L L ISO N ___ SA M H O D G SO N ___ L E W IS D O D D S ___ L E W IS W IN G ___ A N T HO N Y B E L L ___ P A U L C ON N OR ___ M IC H A E L R A E ___ BILLY GREULICHÂSMITH___ A M A R P U REWA L ___
D A L E C O N N O R ( GK ) ___ ___GRAEME PICKERING (GK) D A N M U L L E N ( GK ) ___ R E E C E N O BL E ___ GL E N L A N E ___ ADAM DRYSDALE ___ P A U L WE LD ON ___ MARC COSTELLO ___ A N D Y BR O W N ___ A SH L E Y D A V IS ___ G A R Y SH A W ___ JO N N Y W I G H T M A N ___ MATTY WATERS ___ SC O T T B R A SSE L L ___ C A L L U M H A SSA N ___ P A U L KA NE ___ JO R D A N JE W S O N ___ D A N N I LA Y ___ G E O R G E M C C A IN ___ ___ ___
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