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irst of all, I’d like to start off my column by extending a warm welcome to the players, management, committee and supporters of Shildon. It was very disappointing to go out of the FA Vase on Sunday. The feeling around the club, with the fans, the committee and the dressing room was disappointment. We felt a little bit sick in the stomach afterwards to be honest. We felt that way because it was a game, where, without the chances that we’ve made, we also had a lot of possession in the final third as well. The chances we had and the possession we had in the final third was enough to go and win another two or three games. It’s disappointing that we are getting in the right areas and you see that we’ve got the quality this season to make the right decisions in the final area of the pitch. It’s one of those where we’ve got to put it behind us as quick as we can and that’s why we haven’t trained this week and haven’t really spoken too much about the defeat. I think the more you talk about it, the more it gets into the players’ heads. You want to come away from that, get away from it as quick as possible and focus on the next game, which is tonight against Shildon. Both of those cup games, we want a kicking because we should have won and into the next round of the competition. It’s now down to me, Bully and Jordan to create a good atmosphere again. We do that by not mentioning it to them, looking forward and telling them about all the good things they’ve been doing to try and get them back on track. It was cruel to conceded in the 91st-minute. There was only one real place the kid could’ve WHICKHAMFC

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put the ball to score and he’s put it in that spot. Everywhere else, we had players on the line and Barts is in a good position. It just didn’t go our way. You need a bit of luck in those competitions and we didn’t have it. We’ve got eight games this month, with the Seaham game being changed. It’s another tough month for the team, I don’t think there’s another team in the league that’s had the start that we have, with so many difficult games. The reality is that it’s just been that 45 minutes at Consett, where I feel like I’ve been let down. We had a management meeting before the FA Vase game and asked what the realistic targets were for the season. There’s a lot of other good teams in this league. You’ve got Shildon, West Auckland, Stockton, Consett, Bishop Auckland and Hebburn that’ll be up there fighting for promotion this season. All of those teams are well-established clubs, so we have to re-evaluate and we spoke about what we’d like and asked if we could break into that top six. Can we have a good run in the League Cup or the Durham Challenge Cup? That’s what we’re hoping for. We just want to get ourselves established. We want the players to know exactly what we want out of them. There’s been quite a turnover this year and in some of the games, we’ve looked good and battled hard. We just need to get the confidence and belief back into the players. Enjoy the game!

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was absolutely gutted, not just for myself, but for all the lads on Sunday. I don’t think we deserved to lose the game, but, looking back, we just didn’t take our chances in the final third We defended quite well and I think the defeat both in the FA Vase and recent losses has been our own doing. We should’ve been in the draw for both competitions, but we’re not and we’re gutted about that. We’ve got to move on as a team though. We can’t just sit and dwell on that. We’ve got another tough game against Shildon tonight and the lads will be looking to bounce back from the defeat to Squires Gate. I don’t really know what it is at the moment. I can’t really put my finger on it. Football is a funny old game. One game you can be flying and then the next few games you can be down in the dumps. I think it’s just down to that killer instinct in the final third. We’re just not quite there or that little pass is not quite there yet. That’s pretty much the difference in my eyes. We’ve got to concentrate on the league. It’s our bread and butter, the cups are nice to be a part of, but the bread and butter is the league. In my eyes, we need to establish ourselves as a Northern League Division One team before we start getting our hopes up. We have the other cups, the Durham Challenge Cup, which would be nice to go far in, and the League Cup, but we’ve got to concentrate on the league and have a good season. The Durham Challenge Cup gives us the chance to play teams from higher leagues. We got through to the final a few years ago, but unfortunately played an illegible player in the semi-final, so didn’t get that far. It’s a tough

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competition, with some good teams in it like Gateshead, Darlington, Spennymoor and Hartlepool. It would be nice to go far in it. We don’t want to get carried away and we won’t do that, but there’s a long season ahead. It’s a hard season, I’ve played in it for 11 years now and it’s a hard league to play in. A top six finish would be nice, but I would be looking at establishing ourselves in Division One to be honest. If we get to Christmas and we’re in the top eight, we can start thinking about pushing on from there. Promotion is a little bit too far if I’m being honest. There are better squads, in the league, than us at the moment. Things like this just doesn’t happen overnight. We’re a brand new team, I think there’s just a few left from last year and two from when we got promoted from the Second Division. People can’t expect it to just click straight away because it just doesn’t happen like that. It doesn’t matter how good the players are, you’ve got to have a team ethic and it does take time. Some people are still trying to work out how others play, there’s only been one month of competitive football. I do believe we will gel and it’ll click for us. Once that happens, I can only see us rising up the league table, but it just takes a bit of time. That’s football, it happens all the time. You get a new team and you’ve got to work on things, it just doesn’t happen overnight. I hope you enjoy the game!

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EVERYONE IS DEVASTATED TO BE OUT OF THE FA VASE - CONOR NEWTON C onor Newton spoke of his disappointment after Whickham crashed out of the FA Vase after a defeat to Squires Gate on Sunday. The former Hartlepool United playmaker said: “I’m devastated to be out of a competition that I had such high hopes for so early on. Especially when we had so many opportunities to have the game out of sight and didn’t take them. “I think the quality is absolutely there, but we are a few months into playing together. Unfortunately for us, these things take time to work and we need to gel as a side.”

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ew signing Charlie Exley made his debut for the team in the FA Vase defeat to Squires Gate. The former Gretna and Queens of the South fullback is pleased to have signed for the Lang Jacks. He said: “Whickham have built a good squad and I know quite a few of the players already and I was just happy to get the opportunity to come and sign for the club.”

WHICKHAM SIGN GOALKEEPER LIAM CONNELL ON LOAN FROM SOUTH SHIELDS W hickham are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Liam Connell on a one-month loan from South Shields. Connell is a two-time FA Vase winner and during his three-years with the Mariners, he has won two promotions and five trophies. The 33-year-old, prior to joining Graham Fenton and Lee Picton’s side in 2016, spent seven years with neighbours Dunston UTS. In 2012, Connell was part of the Dunston team, alongside

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Andrew Bulford and Lee McAndrew, who won the FA Vase at Wembley and said that it was a “no-brainer” to come on loan at Whickham. “I started off well in preseason with Shields, but haven’t been selected, so I spoke to the management and told them that I wanted to go out on loan. “In the meantime, I’ve spoken to Robin and I know a lot of the lads here already. I know what the set-up is like and how Robin likes to play football, so it was a nobrainer to sign.”

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t all began back in 1944 when the club was formed under the name of Axwell Park Colliery Welfare, although they were colloquially termed the Home Guard Team. Early on, the side played in the Derwent Valley League, before switching to the Northern Combination and, in 1974, to the Wearside League. Whickham enjoyed quite a degree of success at this level before joining the Northern League Second Division in 1988. Having reached the Semi-Final of the FA Vase in 197879, losing to Almondsbury Greenway, it was in 1981 that Whickham had their finest hour. The club went all the way to the Twin Towers in the final of the FA Vase after a titanic struggle to overcome Windsor Eton in the semi-final. An estimated 5,000 fans followed Whickham to Wembley. Willenhall FC, from the Midlands, awaited on the big day. In a gripping Final, Whickham came back from 2-0 down to level at 2-2 at full-time with goals from Alan Scott and Ronnie Williamson, taking the game into extra-time. Ecstasy followed when Billy Cawthra broke away to win it 3-2 to send the trophy back up to Tyneside. After just one season in the Second Division, under the management of Billy Hodgson, the club gained promotion for the first time into the First Division in 1989 and spent three seasons there before being relegated in 1992. Another promotion came in 1995 when they won the Second Division. A further two seasons was spent in the First Division before another relegation in 1997 back into the Second Division. Without the intervention of Tony Ainley in the 1999-2000 season, the club was in grave danger of going out of business.

Tony’s first two seasons were about survival and over the next three or four years, major changes happened and Whickham’s hard work was rewarded when they won the Durham Challenge Cup. Two late goals from Kenny Boyle and Ian Robson snatched the Lang Jacks an amazing victory against a very goof Billingham Synthonia side. The following season, Whickham won the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup after defeating Penrith in an exciting shoot-out. After Tony relinquished his managerial position, there was lots of chopping and changing before Robin Falcus was appointed in 2013. The 2012-13 season was a tough learning curve for Robin and Kris Holmes, his assistant, but the club decided to stick with a plan. Robin began to build, and things took aim. The Lang Jacks finished sixth (the highest in six years) in 2017 after a rollercoaster season and in the following season, things turned to magic. The aim was to Improve on the previous season and that was well and truly smashed. In a tough, competitive league, Robin managed to build a young and hungry side, which defied the odds and were a surprise package, finishing third in the league after a dramatic last day of the season. Third was enough for the club to secure promotion into Division One for the first time in 21 years. In their first season back in Northern League Division One, it was a difficult campaign for the Lang Jacks, who finished second-bottom, but they still remained in the league and have built a strong squad ahead of the 2019-20 season - Robin’s eighth season in charge of Whickham.

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The Lang Jacks celebrate clinching promotion to Division One in 2018

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MEET THE PLAYERS INTRODUCING OUR SQUAD FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON

Adam Bartlett

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Barts was the first signing of the summer. One of the best ‘keepers in non-league, he previously played for York City, Darlington, Gateshead and also Hereford United.

Sam Hedley

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Sam is another player, who can play anywhere across the back line and always does an excellent job. One of the longest serving players at the club now.

Dale Burrell

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A playmaker in the middle of the park, Dale is in his second season with the club. He enjoys the ball at his feet and also chips in with goals at crucial times.

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Kieran Galbraith

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One of the best defender’s in the league, Kieran arrived from Bishop Auckland in the summer. He is a leader at the back and is excellent in the air and on the ground.

Tom Howard

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Tom is a former Sunderland youngster and has proved to be an excellent addition. The full-back can get forward with pace, but is also fantastic defensively.

Chad Collins

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Chad signed back with the club in the summer and has shown quality from the start. He is another player, who is always among the goals scoring or creating them.

Lewis Gibbons

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Lewis also signed from Bishop Auckland this summer. He can play in defence or just in front of the back line and is a great addition to the squad.

Clark Kay

Matty is another former NUFC Academy player. He is solid at the back and is now into his second season with the club after signing from Newcastle Benfield.

Stephen Little

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Clark arrived from Consett last season and is a modernday full-back. He enjoys getting forward at every opportunity, but is also solid in defence.

Conor Newton

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Matthew Grieve

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Conor is a very experienced midfielder, who was previously with Hartlepool United. He brings a level head and quality into the Whickham midfield.

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Stephen also arrived from Consett last season and has experience in abundance. The centre-back was also formerly of West Allotment, Bedlington and Blyth AFC.

Kyle Oliver

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Kyle signed from Seaham Red Star last season, and won the Division Two title with Blyth AFC in 2018. He is another playmaker and is also a very versatile player.

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Matty Pattison

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Matty was formerly with NUFC and Norwich City and has also been capped by South Africa. The midfielder arrived at the club from South Shields.

Max Cowburn

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Max arrived from South Shields last season and is a real threat down the wing. He will continue scoring goals and creating chances for his teammates.

Kelvin Thear

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Ross is the longest-serving player at the club and has played over 300 games for Whickham. He leads by example in the middle of the park.

Carl Finnigan

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Carl is another marquee signing for the club, arriving from South Shields. The forward won the FA Vase back in 2017 and has played in a number of countries.

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Kelvin is another young winger, who provides real pace and threat down the flank. He signed from Dunston UTS and is in his second season with the club.

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Tom Scothern

Another former Sunderland Academy player, Tom arrived at the club in the summer. He played in the U18 Premier League and will be a key player this season.

Lee McAndrew

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Lee signed from Ashington this summer. The winger is a two-time FA Vase winner and will cause nightmares for opposition defender’s with his trickery.

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Andrew Bulford

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A veteran centre-forward, who won the FA Vase with Dunston UTS. He is also the assistant manager of the team and will also continue playing this season.

Scott Robson

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The young forward exploded on the scene with goals in his first two games with the club. Scott has pace to burn and is a nightmare for opposition defenders.

Jordan Moore

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Jordan is in his third season with the club, having previously been with Ryton & Crawcrook Albion. He is now looking after a youth side at Sunderland AFC.

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fter falling at the first hurdle in the FA Vase this season, Max Cowburn has spoken about the disappointment after the defeat to Squires Gate, but also on the team not putting too much pressure on themselves. The 19-year-old, who was formerly with Newcastle United’s Academy, has scored seven goals in 29 appearances after signing for the Lang Jacks last season. The winger played in two international tournaments with the Magpies and also had a good run in the FA Youth Cup during his time with Carlisle United. He played against the likes of Barnsley and Leicester City at Oakwell and the King Power Stadium during the run. Cowburn started in the defeat on Sunday afternoon and believes the team need to keep pushing to get back to winning ways. He said: “When I’m on the pitch, I just want to create as many chances as I can and hopefully take as many as possible. For the team, I want us to remain solid because we have been pretty much every game. “It’s just been one or two mistakes and complacency that’s let us down. We just need to keep going into every game knowing we can 14 WHICKHAM v SHILDON

get a decent result as we have the players to do that. “The defence is looking a lot stronger, we’re a lot more organised in midfield and going forward, we’re already scoring a lot more goals than we were last season. We’re also conceding a lot less, which is always a massive benefit. Nobody has won the league yet. “Teams have only played around seven games, so we need to just keep pushing and we could go on a run, where we put a few wins together. You can’t really predict these things. “We need to just take each game as it comes. Robin spoke to us and said that we just need to take the pressure off ourselves. We’re only a month and a bit into the season and we’ve only been playing together, competitively, for a month too. “We need to just stay calm. If you lose, you learn from it and move on. If you win, you take confidence from that.” Carl Finnigan had put the hosts ahead in the FA Vase tie at the weekend and also clipped the crossbar, in the second-half. Whickham were the better side, but the injury-time equaliser was a blow. Both sides created openings in extra-time, WHICKHAMFC

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THE GLEBE but it was the visitors, who scored a decisive second goal and sat back to see the remainder of the time out. Cowburn said the team wanted to perform well and is “disappointed” to have exited the competition. “We’re just massively disappointed,” he said. “Going into the game, myself and everyone had high expectations and there was also a decent crowd in attendance, who we were looking to impress. “We went 1-0 up and were very comfortable. We hit the crossbar, had chance and we just weren’t able to put them away. It made it more disappointing with the last-minute goal and then getting beat in extra-time. “We didn’t deserve to get beat. For 75 minutes, we dominated and it was just the last 15, where they piled the pressure on and it just broke us in the last minute. Then we put the pressure on in extra-time, but they broke away and got another goal and defended well for the rest of the game.” Prior to the two league meetings between Whickham and Shildon last season, the two sides had only faced each other once in the previous eight years. The Railwaymen ran out 4-0 winners in the game at The Glebe back in March, while they edged out 2-1 winners in the game earlier in the season. Cowburn, who played in the 2019 Durham Challenge Cup final for South Shields, stated that the Lang Jacks “can’t dwell” on their previous defeats, but they have to focus on the next fixture ahead of them. “It’s going to be a huge test,” he said. “Shildon are a great side and they have been for a number of years now. We just need to go into the game and treat it like any normal game. We can go into this one with confidence and try to forget Sunday’s defeat. “You can’t dwell on your defeats and that’ll impact the performance if we’re dwelling on that. We just need to put in a decent performance and then hopefully come out with the win. “We’ve got a good squad now, not that we didn’t have that last year. Performances that we’ve been putting in, regardless of the results that’ve come in the last four games, it doesn’t matter who you play, we can always go in and expect to get a decent result.” He continued: Shildon are a very good side. From my experience playing them, they will punish mistakes and will take their chances. We just need to match them and stay focussed.” WHICKHAMFC

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Whickham crashed out of the Buildbase FA Vase after a 2-1 defeat in extra-time to Squires Gate at The First Mortgage Glebe. Boyd and Matty Pattison exchanged chances before the hosts broke the deadlock on 36 minutes. A long clearance bounced over the head of the full-back and allowed Lee McAndrew to race down the left flank. The winger played a terrific cross in to the near post and Finnigan steered the ball home to put the Lang Jacks ahead. Eight minutes into the second-half, the hosts were denied by the crossbar when Cowburn’s cross was headed back across goal by Finnigan and on to the woodwork. Lewis Gibbons was on hand to clear an effort

off the line on 85 minutes, but Gate drew level in the first minute of additional time when Boyd rifled into the roof the net. Whickham thought they’d restored their lead on 102 minutes. McAndrew swung a cross to the back post and Finnigan turned the ball home, but the linesman had his flag up and the goal was ruled out for offside. Just 15 seconds into the second period of extra-time, Gate went close to taking the lead when Ing’s shot cannoned off the post. Three minutes later though, the visitors took the lead and it was Ing, who found the back of the net. In search of an equaliser, the Lang Jacks brought on Andrew Bulford, but the hosts couldn’t find one.

POST-MATCH REACTION

ANDREW BULFORD: “We’re out of the FA Vase at the first step, but we shouldn’t be if we took our chances. It’s becoming the same old story. We were comfortable at 1-0 up, should’ve been two or three up, but we just didn’t taken our chances and we ended up conceding late on. I thought we didn’t do things quick enough in the first-half, but we were comfortable, we were happy. In the second-half, our passing and our final ball was terrible. It let us down. The reaction when we lost the ball wasn’t good enough. It was back and forward, that was the old Whickham from last year and that’s not good enough.”

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hickham’s 2018-19 home campaign ended with a hugely disappointed 4-0 defeat to Shildon. Just four minutes was on the clock when the Railwaymen broke the deadlock. After a settling in to the game straight away, a cross came into the Whickham box before Billy Greulich-Smith nodded home at the far post. The visitors continued to create chances freely, but the Lang Jacks managed to keep the score at 1-0 at half-time, which potentially gave them a chance to get something from the second-half. Greulich-Smith was fouled in the penalty

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area and Shildon took full advantage, after Harrison Scott was sent off, when Nathan Steel stepped up and sent the ‘keeper the wrong way. The Lang Jacks had to play the rest of the second-half with 10-men, with the rain coming down at The Glebe. Steel scored his second of the game, Shildon’s third, just 10 minutes later, following a great bit of play from Aidan Heywood. The Railwaymen rounded off a great performance in stoppage time when Ben Reay spotted the ‘keeper off his line and lobbed the ball home - four goals and three points for the visitors.

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e welcome Shildon to the Glebe tonight hoping for a better performance and result than we endured here last season. In fact, we haven’t beaten Shildon at the Glebe in the Northern League for around 20 years. Though admittedly, there has only been one fixture in that time. Before Robin Falcus led Whickham to promotion a couple of seasons ago, our paths with the Railwaymen had barely crossed. That was due to Shildon always playing a rung higher than the Lang Jacks following their promotion to Division One in 2001-02 season. That was the season before I got involved with the club. It had been a tough campaign for Whickham, who had manfully fought and scrapped their way up to 16th in the Division Two table, winning just seven times over the course of the campaign as a team of largely Whickham-based players, including Paul Cavanagh, Danny Hall, Tim Hand, Danny Fisher and Tommy Scott kept their head above water. It was a different story entirely for Shildon that year as they romped to the Division Two title, winning 28 of their 38 league games and scoring a whopping 135 goals in the process. They’ve never looked back. Remarkably, WHICKHAMFC

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less than 18 months later, Shildon were playing in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup, losing 7-2 against Notts County at Meadow Lane. It remains the last time a Northern League side has featured in the First Round of the competition. Shildon have remained in the top-flight ever since, enjoying cup success before going on to eventually lift the title in 2016, meaning last season’s encounters between the two clubs were the first time Whickham and Shildon had faced each other in the league for 17 years. We met early at Dean Street and for a while, our newly-promoted side looked like it could cause an upset. Joe Mole headed an opener for the Lang Jacks after just 12 minutes, but by half-time, Jack Blackford had bagged a brace to put the home side 2-1 up, and that’s how the game finished. The return game at the end of March was a 4-0 hammering, made easier for Shildon by the red card given to Harrison Scott when the score was only 1-0. Nathan Steel converted the resulting penalty and added another late on to go with a first-half strike from Billy Greulich-Smith and an injury-time fourth from Ben Reay. Here’s hoping all the Steel shown tonight is by the men in black and white. NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE 19


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hickham go into the game with the Railwaymen having lost four consecutive games in all competitions. This includes being knocked out of both the FA Cup and FA Vase after defeats to Thornaby and Squires Gate respectively. Manager Robin Falcus will be demanding a response from his squad in the game and will be eager for his side to get back to winning ways. The two sides faced twice last season, with Shildon winning on both occasions. The last meeting was back in March.

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onight’s match official has been in the middle for over 10 years now and has made his way up the ladder. Jamie Cann has been a Northern League referee for around four years, starting at Division Two and then progressing on to Division One at the start of last season. He last officiated Whickham at the beginning of last season, with the Lang Jacks drawing 1-1 away to Newton Aycliffe. According the man himself, his most memorable games include officiating the Durham Challenge Cup Final, Wearside League Cup Final and in the Evo-Stik Premier Division Play-Off Final.

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hildon are one of the sides tipped to be up at the top of the Northern League Division One table and will provide a stern test for the Lang Jacks tonight. The Railwaymen were knocked out of the FA Cup after a 3-2 defeat in a replay down at Garforth Town midAugust, but made it through to the next round of the FA Vase last weekend. A professional performance saw them coast past Tow Law Town and book a tie with Division Two side Easington Colliery in the next round.

MANAGER: DANIEL MOORE

SHILDON FORM GUIDE: LAST SIX GAMES

WON 3-0 DREW 2-2 WON 3-2 LOST 3-1 LOST 3-2 DREW 0-0 31/08/19 26/08/19 24/08/19 21/08/19 13/08/19 10/08/19 FA Vase eNL1 eNL1 eNL1 FA Cup FA Cup

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hildon made it safely through to the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Vase after a 3-0 victory over Tow Law Town at Dean Street. The deadlock was broken after 29 minutes when the ball was played up to the feet of Kurt Matthew, who turned his marker brilliantly before firing into the bottom corner of the

net for the first goal of the afternoon. Dead-ball specialist Danny Craggs doubled the lead on 66 minutes when he curled a freekick over the wall and into the corner of the net - the ‘keeper was helpless. Shildon’s third of the afternoon came when Matthew caught the defender in possession, right on the edge of his own

penalty area, which allowed Zak Atkinson to gather the ball before firing home. The victory means the Railwaymen will face Easington Colliery next up. Shildon: Newbrook, Naylor, Lavery, Liddle, Curl, Mulligan, Craggs, Trotter, Atkinson, Greulich-Smith, Matthews Substitutes: Heywood, Palmer, Duell, Reay, Steel, Mallaburn, Bancroft 21


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hickham suffered their third-consecutive defeat as they were blown away by a ruthless Consett side. Carl Finnigan missed a chance to put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot, after Scott Robson was fouled. It’s safe to say that the hosts never looked back from there. Consett went straight to the other end and went ahead through Andrei-Vasile Ardelean before Jake Stafford doubled their lead three minutes later. Calvin Smith and Jermaine Metz inflicted more misery after the hour-mark, while Ardelean’s second of the game, late on, capped off an impressive night for the home side.

MATCH STATS

STATS

17 13 4 11 5 6

TOTAL SHOTS SHOTS ON SHOTS OFF CORNERS FOULS OFFSIDES

Consett: Hayes, Metz, Holden, Slocombe, Purewal, Wilkinson (Sloan, 82), Smith (Russell, 73), Stafford, Ardelean, Carr, Pearson (Alshabeeb, 81) Subs Not Used: McGeoch, Allen Whickham: Bartlett, Howard, Kay, Grieve (Little, 16), Galbraith, Newton (Oliver, 80), McAndrew (Scothern, 58), Burrell, Finnigan, Robson, Pattison Subs Not Used: Cowburn, Bulford Goals: 1-0, 39 min, Ardelean, 2-0, 42 min, Stafford; 3-0, 61 min, Smith, 4-0, 67 min, Metz, 5-0, 82 min, Ardelean Referee: Steven Lawson Assistants: Sam Parnaby and Guy Campbell Attendance: 449

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ne of the favourites for the Northern League Division One title this season, Shildon will pose a threat to any team that stands in front of them. With quality all across the pitch, it is no surprise why they’ve been tipped to succeed once again this term. The Railwaymen won the Durham Challenge Cup at the end of last season and Daniel Moore’s side will be gunning for more silverware this term. Not just at Shildon, but in the Northern League in general, one of the signings of the summer has to be midfielder Danny Craggs. It may have come as a bit of a surprise to many why the playmaker

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left Consett after so many years with the club, but a new chapter awaits and the dead-ball specialist is one of their key players. With Moore at the helm, the possibilities are endless for this side. They may well have a good run in the FA Vase, a push for the league title again or even more success in the Durham Challenge Cup. Having played two games less than most of the clubs around them, the Railwaymen have 10 points from their first five league games this season. They are also the top scorers in Division One with 19 goals in those games - in their first two games, against Thornaby and Ryhope CW, they scored 13 goals.

HONOURS

Northern League Division One Winners 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1939-40, 2015-16 Durham Challenge Cup 2013-14, 2014-15, 2018-19 Northern League Cup 1933-34, 1934-35, 1937-38, 1938-39, 1939-40, 1952-53, 2002-03, 2014-15, 2015-16 Northern League Division Two Winners 2001-02

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DANNY CRAGGS

POSITION: Midfielder AGE: 34 LAST CLUB: Consett

BILLY GREULICH-SMITH

POSITION: Striker AGE: 28 LAST CLUB: Hartlepool United

SHAUN NEWBROOK

After spending a number of years with Consett, leading by example in the middle of the park, Craggs opted for a new challenge in the summer and moved to Dean Street. Highly regarded as one of, if not, the best midfielder in the league, he put pen to paper and signed with Shildon back in July. One of the best dead-ball specialists around, you can pretty much guarantee that he’ll be standing over the ball if the Railwaymen are awarded a free-kick around the box.

Billy is one of the most lethal finishers around and works hard for his team. He was the top-scorer in the 2015-16 season and was also voted The Northern League ‘Player of the Year’ that season too. He uses his height to his advantage and is really dangerous in the air and from set-pieces. The striker has been around the Northern League top-flight for quite some time now, so has that experience under his belt to have another good season in a Shildon shirt.

Another player in the Shildon squad, who has been around the Northern League for a number of years. Newbrook is a vastly experienced goalkeeper, who is one of the best shotstoppers in the Northern League. After a long spell at Seaham Red Star, he moved to Jarrow Roofing at the start of the 2017-18 season, but then completed the move to Dean Street at the start of last season. He made two penalty saves in the 2018 Cleator Cup penalty shoot-out.

POSITION: Goalkeeper AGE: 30 LAST CLUB: Jarrow Roofing

THE MANAGER

DANIEL MOORE oore has made the transition from player to manager in recent years and has done that with ease. A real leader during his playing days and now one off the pitch on the sideline. He started off with Mansfield Town before serving the Army for eight

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years. He has previously been with Spennymoor Town, Celtic Nation and then Shildon, where he has played close to 500 games. Since his appointment in 2017, he has won the Cleator Cup and also a third and fourth-place finish in the league.

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BEST OF THE REST INTRODUCING THE SHILDON SQUAD FOR TODAY’S MATCH

DOMINIC CURL

AIDAN HAYWOOD

DALE MULLIGAN

Curl is a young defender, who can play at either full-back or in the centre of the back line. He signed from the Under-18 side at the beginning of the 2017-18 season.

Haywood signed in July 2018 and is now into his second season with Shildon. He arrived from Team Northumbria and is a very vesatile player, who can play across the back line.

Mulligan arrived at Shildon after a successful spell with Stockton Town. He is a defender, who brings a wealth of experience to the centre of the defence.

DEFENDER

DEFENDER

DEFENDER

JACK NAYLOR

MATTY ROBSON

JACK VAULKS

Naylor was a summer addition for Shildon. He impressed the manager after some brilliant performances in pre-season. His former club was Hartlepool United.

Robson signed at the beginning of the 2015-16 season. Previously played for Hartlepool and Celtic, he is a firm fan-favourite and always gives his all for the team.

Vaulks signed from Darlington and the defender has previously had loan spells with Whitby and Pickering. He is a calm defender, who goes about his job with confidence.

DEFENDER

DEFENDER

DEFENDER

AARON DUELL

JORDAN LAVERY

CHAY LIDDLE

Duell is a young midfielder, who arrived at the club from Jarrow Roofing at the end of the 2017-18 season. He has been impressive with some stellar performances.

Lavery is a strong tackling, leftsided player and a great passer of the ball. The midfielder has previous Northern League experience with Sunderland RCA and Consett.

Liddle signed from Marske United in the summer and is an intelligent defensive midfielder. He played a key part in their title-winning campaign, also previously with Spennymoor.

MIDFIELDER

MIDFIELDER

MIDFIELDER

DAVID PALMER

BEN REAY

BEN TROTTER

Arrived from Seaham Red Star in October 2018, Palmer is a quality footballer. He can play in the centre or on the right and scored over 50 goals in 100 games for the Star.

Reay is a young midfielder, who also made the step up from Shildon’s Under-18 side. He made an instant impact, scoring on his debut against Whickham last season.

Trotter is the captain of Shildon and signed from local neighbours Newton Aycliffe. He brings energy and commitment to the midfield with his nevergive-up attitude.

MIDFIELDER

MIDFIELDER

MIDFIELDER

ZAK ATKINSON

KURT MATTHEWS

NATHAN STEEL

Atkinson is an exciting centre forward, who signed from Ashington at the beginning of January 2019. He is an all-action centre-forward, who never stops running.

Matthews signed at the beginning of this season from Newton Aycliffe, where he spent the last two seasons. He was formerly with Leeds United and is a great finisher.

Steel arrived at Shildon from Guisborough Town in October 2018 and is a great striker. He has a spell coaching in America and also playing spells with Billingham Town.

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IN FOCUS...

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SHILDON SUPPORTER WILF TRAY IS THE NEXT PERSON TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR OUR NEW FEATURE... How long have you followed Shildon? I was born and raised in Evenwood and grew up supporting the local Northern League side. I married a Shildon girl and moved to Shildon in 1984. I could see into the Dean Street ground from my back window, so was easily enticed in there on a matchday. Thirty-five years later, I’ve only missed about a dozen games in that time. The

bug just gets hold of you. What originally attracted you to non-league football? I’ve followed non-league football all my life and will go and watch other clubs when Shildon aren’t playing. Even on trips away, we always try to fit a game in somewhere. Grassroots football, we love it. Are there any Whickham players that you’re wary of? I know Whickham have improved their squad WHICKHAMFC

massively this season and must be one of the favourites for promotion or to win the league. There’s some big names in the squad, but I’ll pick Carl Finnigan as the danger man, scored loads of goals at this level and at a higher level. What can we expect from this Shildon team tonight? We’ve had a couple of disappointing results lately, but played well in a 3-0 FA Vase win on Saturday. A welcome clean-sheet after conceding some sloppy goals lately. I’m sure we’ll try to play our usual flowing passing game tonight, as will Whickham. It’s an attractive looking fixture for any groundhoppers to fit in. Who would you say is your key player? For tonight’s game, I’d say our key player will be centreforward Zak Atkinson. He’s a Whickham lad and will be well fired up for this one. His mates will be there and he’ll be desperate to put in a good performance. What do you think Shildon can achieve this season? Promotion is our main aim this

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season. It certainly won’t be easy, with some good sides chasing exactly the same thing. I’d like to thing we are good enough to win the league, but would be over the moon if we finished in the top three - which would, this season, secure promotion from Division One. If you could persuade football fans to come watch non-league, what would you say to them? I’d say, just give it a go. You won’t look back. The ones that usually watch the pro game are always surprised by the standard at non-league level. Come along and come in the clubhouse after the game, chat with the players, chat to the referee. Sample the friendly atmosphere in there after the game, you’ll love it and you definitely won’t look back afterwards. Finally, score prediction for the game? I’m guessing it will be a tight game between two good sides. I think, maybe, the odd goal will decide the game tonight. I shouldn’t be greedy and I should be happy with a point, but I’ll stick my neck out on the line and say 2-1 Shildon. NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE 27


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ur latest catch-up with everything on social media sees three of our players feature, including defender Kieran Galbraith. After the Lang Jacks scored two late goals against Sunderland RCA, the centre-back tweeted this out saying ‘how it feels to get 3 points after two late goals’. We were all feeling like that after that result. Next, to the right, we had plenty of photographers at our game last Sunday, including Chris Chambers, who put a link to the gallery on Twitter. Below are two posts from Instagram, involving defender Tom Howard and winger Max Cowburn. Both players posted recent action shots of themselves. The final post on social media, which we’ve picked out for the column, is one from Mike Roe on Twitter. Mike said ‘excellent programme today well worth the £1.50... top stuff’. It’s always great to get feedback on our new programme.

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NORTHERN LEAGUE D I V I S I O N O N E TA B L E POS

TEAM

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W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

1

Hebburn Town

7

5

1

1

18

6

+12

16

2

Stockton Town

4

4

0

0

14

1

+13

12

3

Consett

7

3

3

1

12

6

+6

12

4

Guisborough Town

5

4

0

1

9

3

+6

12

5

Sunderland RCA

5

4

0

1

10

7

+3

12

6

Newcastle Benfield

7

3

2

2

17

12

+5

11

7

Shildon

5

3

1

1

19

9

+10

10

8

Bishop Auckland

8

3

1

4

16

13

+3

10

9

Newton Aycliffe

5

3

1

1

8

8

0

10

10

Whickham

6

3

0

3

7

9

-2

9

11

North Shields

5

2

2

1

8

6

+2

8

12

Whitley Bay

6

2

2

2

6

9

-2

8

13

Billingham Town

6

2

2

2

10

15

-5

8

14

Ryhope CW

6

2

1

3

8

14

-6

7

15

West Auckland Town

7

1

2

4

10

13

-3

5

16

Seaham Red Star

6

1

2

3

9

16

-7

5

17

Northallerton Town

5

1

0

4

5

9

-4

3

18

Ashington

6

1

0

5

5

15

-10

3

19

Penrith

5

0

1

4

7

13

-6

1

20

Thornaby

5

0

1

4

3

17

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1

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Bishop Auckland 3-0 Ashington Newcastle Benfield 1-1 Billingham Town North Shields 2-2 Seaham Red Star Saturday, August 31, 2019 Hebburn Town 0-0 Consett Sunderland RCA 3-2 Newcastle Benfield West Auckland Town 2-1 Bishop Auckland Buildbase FA Vase - First Qualifying Round Billingham Town 2-1 Heaton Stannington Eccleshill United 0-4 Thornaby Newton Aycliffe 2-1 Silsden Nelson 1-3 Seaham Red Star Northallerton Town 7-0 Stokesley SC Penrith 0-1 Guisborough Town Shildon 3-0 Tow Law Town Stockton Town 4-0 Ashington Ryhope CW 2-0 North Shields Whitley Bay 1-2 Barnoldswick Town Sunday, September 1, 2019 Whickham 1-2 Squires Gate Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Ashington 1-1 Penrith Billingham Town 4-1 Bishop Auckland Ryhope CW 2-0 Seaham Red Star Thornaby 1-2 Sunderland RCA Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Northallerton Town vs West Auckland Town North Shields vs Consett Whickham vs Shildon Thursday, September 4, 2019 Guisborough Town vs Whitley Bay Stockton Town vs Newton Aycliffe

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TEAM

GOALS

1

Graeme Armstrong

Hebburn Town

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2

Dennis Knight

Newcastle Benfield

3

Adam Burnicle

West Auckland Town

4

4

Billy Greaulich-Smith

Shildon

4

5

Craig Hutchinson

Billingham Town

4

6

Andrew Johnson

Bishop Auckland

4

7

Danny Craggs

Shildon

4

8

Chris Winn

Bishop Auckland

4 3

9

Zak Atkinson

Shildon

10

Amar Purewal

West Auckland Town

3

11

Matthew Robson

Shildon

3

12

Calvin Smith

Consett

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FIXTURES & RESULTS

Saturday, September 7, 2019 Ashington vs North Shields Billingham Town vs Guisborough Town Bishop Auckland vs Shildon Consett vs Newton Aycliffe Hebburn Town vs Northallerton Town Penrith vs Ryhope CW West Auckland Town vs Whickham Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Mitre Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup B: Billingham Town vs Crook Town D: Consett vs Newcastle Benfield D: Thornaby vs Bedlington Terriers E: West Auckland Town vs Newton Aycliffe F: Shildon vs Guisborough Town H: Hebburn Town vs Whitley Bay

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1-2

NBF

0-1

NAY

2-1

NSH

2-4

1-0

NOR

3-2

3-0

1-1

PEN

5-1

2-0

4-1

RYH

SHI

0-3

2-1

1-2

WBY

WHI

WES

THO

2-1

1-1

2-3

1-1

0-2

2-2

0-4

1-2

1-2

1-2

SUN

2-0

8-1

1-1

THO

3-2

1-0

2-1

WES

1-0

0-3

5-0

WHI

1-2

3-2

1-2

0-6

STO

SUN

0-2

2-0

2-2

6-1

2-2

SEA

2-0

2-1

1-2

2-5

HEB

STO

SHI

SEA

RYH

PEN

NOR

2-3

0-3

1-2

GUI

3-1

2-3

0-0

CON

NSH

1-1

4-1

BIS

2-2

2-2

BTN

NAY

NBF

HEB

GUI

5-1

3-0

BIS

CON

2-1

BTN

ASH

ASH

1-1

1-2

WBY

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4

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5

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Reading

Stoke City

Sunderland

Wycombe W

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It’s time to test your knowledge of the sporting world over the last week. How many can you get right?

1. Which two teams do England take on in the Euro 2020 qualifiers this week? ___________________________________ 2. Which defender was ruled out of the internationals due to injury? ___________________________________ 3. How many goals did Manchester City score past Brighton at the weekend? ___________________________________ 4. Which three sides are currently in the Premier League relegation zone? ___________________________________ 5. How many goals have Newcastle United scored in the league this season? ___________________________________

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6. Which team currently sits to of the La Liga table? ____________________________________ 7. Where is the Fourth Ashes Test Match being played at? ____________________________________ 8. Stuart Broad got a wicket with his fourth ball, who did he get out? ____________________________________ 9. Who did Johanna Konta lose to in the US Open Quarter-Finals. ___________________________________ 10. In the NFL opener tomorrow, who do the Chicago Bears face? ____________________________________

We’ve made our word search bigger and better this season, can you find all the words?

ATKINSON CRAGGS DEAN FOOTBALL GRAY LIDDLE MATTHEWS MOORE NEWBROOK ROBSON SHILDON STREET Who Am I: Wayne Rooney; Spot The Ball: 1; Nickname Game: 1 = C, 2 = A, 3 = E, 4 = B, 5 = D Quiz: 1. Bulgaria and Kosovo, 2. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 3. Four goals, 4. Aston Villa, Norwich City and Watford, 5. Three, 6. Atletico Madrid, 7. Old Trafford, 8. David Warner, 9. Elina Svitolina, 10. Green Bay Packers

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FANTASY FIVE-A-SIDE WITH...

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DEFENDER MATTHEW GRIEVE PICKS HIS FANTASY FIVE-A-SIDE BASED ON PLAYERS HE’S PLAYED WITH AND AGAINST OVER THE YEARS

GK

CRAIG SCOTT

I might get a bit of grief for this one, but I’ve played with and against Scotty for numerous years now and he’s and absolute rock at the back. He’s no-nonsense and you know you’ll always get 100% from him.

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DF CRAIG SCOTT

BEN SAYER

Ben is all-round different class. He’s been named in many Team of the Season’s in different leagues for good reason. His creativity and work-rate is fantastic and always scores his fair share of goals too.

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JOHNSON & TAYLOR

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GLEN TAYLOR

THE MANAGER ROBIN FALCUS

The manager has to be Robin. He’d kill me otherwise.

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I’ve picked AJ and Tails because of the partnership they’ve always had at Ashington and now Spennymoor Town. AJ’s attacking threat, cutting in from the left, with Glen’s hold-up play and aerial ability. They were brilliant together.

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SQUAD STATS

ALL INFORMATION CORRECT UP TO AND INCLUDING 01/09/19

2019-20 SEASON STATISTICS PLAYER

POS

LEAGUE

CUP

APS

GLS

APS

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TOTAL

LEAGUE

CUP

TOTAL

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APS

GLS

Adam Bartlett

GK

6

0

3

0

9

0

6

0

3

0

9

0

Andrew Bulford

FOR

2

0

2

0

4

0

47

28

9

2

56

30

Dale Burrell

MID

6

0

3

1

9

1

36

4

7

3

43

7

Chad Collins

MID

3

0

1

0

4

0

121

31

27

5

148

36

Max Cowburn

FOR

4

0

3

0

7

0

25

7

4

0

29

7

Charlie Exley

DEF

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

Carl Finnigan

FOR

6

2

3

5

9

7

6

2

3

5

9

7

Kieran Galbraith

DEF

4

0

3

0

7

0

4

0

3

0

7

0

Lewis Gibbons

DEF

1

0

1

0

2

0

1

0

1

0

2

0

Matthew Grieve

DEF

4

0

2

0

6

0

26

1

4

0

30

1

Sam Hedley

DEF

0

0

1

1

1

1

84

2

16

1

100

3

Tom Howard

DEF

5

0

3

0

8

0

5

0

3

0

8

0

Clark Kay

DEF

6

0

1

0

7

0

11

1

1

0

12

1

Stephen Little

DEF

5

0

1

0

6

0

23

1

4

0

27

1

Lee McAndrew

FOR

5

1

3

0

8

1

5

1

3

0

8

1

Conor Newton

MID

6

0

3

0

9

0

6

0

3

0

9

0

Kyle Oliver

MID

2

0

0

0

2

0

18

0

2

0

20

0

Matty Pattison

MID

5

1

3

4

8

5

24

3

6

4

30

7

Ross Peareth

MID

0

0

0

0

0

0

250

18

52

1

302

19

Tom Scothern

MID

4

0

2

0

6

0

4

0

2

0

6

0

Scott Robson

FOR

4

2

2

0

6

2

4

2

2

0

6

2

Kelvin Thear

FOR

2

1

2

1

4

2

12

3

7

1

19

4

TOP GOALSCORERS

CARL FINNIGAN

7 GOALS

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MATTY PATTISON

5 GOALS

SCOTT ROBSON

2 GOALS

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THE GLEBE

AWAY DAYS

DATE: 11.09.19 / NORTHERN LEAGUE CUP - GROUP G / GROUND: HERITAGE PARK

Stadium from their formation in 1886 to 2001, which they shared with Bishop Auckland Cricket Club. In between 2001 and 2008 they groundshared with West Auckland, Shildon and Spennymoor while Heritage Park was being built.

BISHOP AUCKLAND DIRECTIONS

Get onto the B6316 towards Gateshead and then turn onto Lobley Hill Road/ A692. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto A1 to the A1(M) Durham. After four miles merge onto the A1. Continue on the motorway for 13 miles following signs for Durham. At junction 61 take the exit for the A688 towards Bishop Auckland. Stay on the A688 through numerous roundabouts and you will arrive at the ground.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From the ground walk to Rectory Lane bus station and get the 97 Green Arrow towards Newcastle and get off at Gateshead Interchange. Go to Platform L and get the 21 Angel to Bishop. At Bishop bus station go to platform E and get the number five towards Darlington. Get off at South end and walk about a mile to the ground.

THE OPPOSITION

The Two Blues finished third in the EBAC Northern League Division One table last season and boast three-time FA Vase winning boss Ian Chandler as their boss. Bishops have enjoyed a modest start to the season sitting mid-table with ten points from eight matches having most recently lost to Billingham Town in the league.

LAST TIME OUT

22.12.18 Whickham 0 Bishop Auckland 4 After a 5-0 defeat at Heritage Park last August, Ian Chandler’s men completed the double just before Christmas thanks to a brace from Michael Hoganson and one apiece for Jamie Marshall and Kyle Patton.

THE GROUND

Bishop Auckland played at Kingsway WHICKHAMFC

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THE GLEBE

VITAL STATISTICS FIXTURES & RESULTS 19/20 DATE

OPPOSITION

RES

AUGUST 2019 Sat 3 Newton Aycliffe 3-0 Wed 7 North Shields 0-1 Sat 10 Harrogate Town (FAC) 10-1 Wed 14 Thornaby 2-0 Sat 17 Sunderland RCA 2-1 Wed 21 Stockton Town 0-2 Fri 23 Thornaby (FAC) 1-2 Tue 27 Consett 0-5 SEPTEMBER 2019 Sun 1 Squires Gate (FAV) 1-2 Wed 4 Shildon Sat 7 West Auckland Town Wed 11 Bishop Auckland (LC) Wed 18 Silksworth CW (DCC) Sat 21 Whitley Bay Wed 25 Penrith (LC) Sat 28 Hebburn Town OCTOBER 2019 Sat 5 Penrith Tue 8 Sunderland West End (LC) Sat 12 Billingham Town Wed 16 Jarrow (LC) Sat 19 Bishop Auckland Sat 26 Ashington NOVEMBER 2019 Sat 2 Newcastle Benfield Tue 5 Seaham Red Star Sat 9 Guisborough Town Sat 16 Ryhope CW Sat 23 Northallerton Town Sat 30 North Shields DECEMBER 2019 Sat 7 Thornaby Sat 14 Stockton Town JANUARY 2020 Sat 4 Newton Aycliffe Sat 11 Shildon Sat 18 Sunderland RCA Sat 25 Consett FEBRUARY 2020 Sat 1 West Auckland Town Sat 8 Seaham Red Star Sat 15 Whitley Bay Sat 22 Hebburn Town Sat 29 Penrith MARCH 2020 Sat 7 Billingham Town Sat 14 Bishop Auckland Sat 21 Ashington Sat 28 Newcastle Benfield APRIL 2020 Sat 4 Guisborough Town Sat 11 Ryhope CW Sat 18 Northallerton Town

POS

ATT

1

2

3

4

5

4 7 4 2 4 9

166 340 102 173 98 417 296 449

Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett

Howard Howard Howard Howard Howard Oliver Howard Howard

Kay B Kay Hedley 1 Kay Kay Kay Kay Kay

Grieve B Grieve Little Little Little Little Grieve Grieve

Galbraith Little B Galbraith Galbraith Galbraith Grieve Galbraith Galbraith

-

248

Bartlett

Howard

Exley

Burrell

Galbraith

ALL INFORMATION CORRECT UP TO AND INCLUDING 01/09/19

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THE GLEBE Competitions FA Cup = FAC FA Vase = FAV League Cup = LC Durham Challenge Cup = DCC 6

7

Burrell Burrell Burrell 1 Newton B Newton Newton Newton B Newton

Thear 1 McAndrew McAndrew McAndrew

Gibbons

8

9

10

11

SUB 1

SUB 2

SUB 3

Newton Newton Newton Burrell McAndrew 1 Burrell Robson Scothern B McAndrew Burrell B McAndrew Burrell

Finnigan 2 Finnigan Finnigan 4 Finnigan B Bulford Bulford Finnigan Finnigan

Collins Collins Pattison 3 Pattison 1 Pattison Thear Pattison 1 Robson

McAndrew Thear B Thear 1 Collins Thear Cowburn Thear R Pattison

Cowburn Cowburn Cowburn Thear Gibbons Burrell Robson Little B

Scothern Pattison B Scothern Robson 1 Finnigan Pattison Bulford Scothern

Scothern Grieve Cowburn Robson 1 Finnigan Cowburn Oliver

Newton B

Finnigan 1

Pattison

McAndrew

Robson

Scothern

Collins/Bulford

Cowburn

Home games in bold | Goalscorers in bold | B = Booked | R = Sent-Off | Sub One = Name | Sub Two = Name | Sub Three = Name

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MANAGER ROBIN FALCUS

MANAGER DANIEL MOORE

ASSISTANT MANAGER ANDREW BULFORD

COACHES MARK HUDSON & MICHAEL GRAY

COLOURS: BLACK AND WHITE SHIRTS

Adam BARTLETT (GK) Andrew BULFORD Dale BURRELL Liam CONNELL (GK) Chad COLLINS Max COWBURN Charlie EXLEY Carl FINNIGAN Kieran GALBRAITH Lewis GIBBONS Matthew GRIEVE Sam HEDLEY Tom HOWARD Clark KAY Stephen LITTLE Lee McANDREW Conor NEWTON Kyle OLIVER Matty PATTISON Ross PEARETH Scott ROBSON Tom SCOTHERN Kelvin THEAR

START

SUB

COLOURS: RED SHIRTS START

SUB

Zak ATKINSON Matthew BANCROFT (GK) Danny CRAGGS Dominic CURL Aaron DUELL Oscar ECKLEY-ALDSWORTH Billy GREULICH-SMITH Aidan HAYWOOD Jordan LAVERY Chay LIDDLE Brandon MALLABURN Kurt MATTHEWS Dale MULLIGAN Jack NAYLOR David PALMER Iulian PETRACHE Ben REAY Matty ROBSON Nathan STEEL Ben TROTTER Jack VAULKS Gareth YOUNG

TONIGHT’S MATCH OFFICIALS REFEREE: JAMIE CANN

ASSISTANT: LEONARD THURLOW

NEXT AT HOME

PENRITH WEDNESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2019 KICK-OFF 7:45PM NORTHERN LEAGUE CUP - GROUP G

ASSISTANT: KIERAN DOWNEY

NEXT AWAY GAME WEST AUCKLAND TOWN

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019 KICK-OFF 3:00PM NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

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Whickham vs Shildon  

Match programme from the Northern League Division One match between Whickham and Shildon on September 4, 2019.

Whickham vs Shildon  

Match programme from the Northern League Division One match between Whickham and Shildon on September 4, 2019.

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