Shildon demolish Dunston

A minute’s silence was observed ahead of Shildon’s Northern League Division One tie against Dunston to pay respects to Shildon’s kit man and ex-director, Neil Edgeley, who passed away on 22nd February.

Neil was a keen supporter of both Shildon AFC and Stoke City and will be greatly missed by everyone at Dean Street.

The players paid their own tribute to their much-loved and respected kit man by moving back to third spot in the league with a very comfortable 4–1 win.

However, fourth place Morpeth Town have two games in hand on the Railwaymen, but are only two points behind.

Shildon were in fine form, dominating the play from the kick off, with Lewis Wing hitting the left post after just five minutes, before firing just over.

He then hit the right hand post on 20 minutes before opening the scoring shortly afterwards with his fourth attempt of the game, firing into the bottom corner.

It was one way traffic and on 35 minutes Shildon were two up when Matty Robson found star man Wing who scored his second with his left foot.

Dunston shocked the dominant home side early in the second half, pulling a goal back on 52 minutes when Dale Burrell broke away and set up Scott Heslop, who fired past Shildon’s Nick Liversedge.

However, the Railwaymen restored their two goal lead just three minutes later when a long ball from Lewis Wing to Billy Greulich-Smith on the right was squared to Adam Burnicle for an easy tap in.

Just after the hour, Wing finished off a great three-man move by side footing home for his hat-trick.

Dunston’s only other chance of the game fell to ex-Shildon player, Warren Byrne, whose header on 68 minutes produced a full stretch save from Nick Liversedge.

Near the end, Shildon’s Micky Rae also hit the post.

After the match manager Daniel Moore said: “This was a comfortable win. The team played really well today and we were never troubled. We should have scored a few more goals, as we hit the woodwork three times and missed other good chances”.

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