Match Preview: Shildon AFC v Ryhope CW
By David Shaw
A change of venue sees Colliery Welfare make a visit to the Railway Men on Tuesday night in Ebac Northern League action on Tuesday night.
Ryhope head into the game following a 2-2 draw with West Auckland on the opening day of the season but come up against a Shildon side who put eight goals past Thornaby and only leaking a goal on the same day.
Last Time Out
Shildon AFC 3-4 Ryhope CW
Ebac Northern League
The last time both sides met at Dean Street saw Ryhope come away with their first win of 2019 with former Railymen, Micky Rae and James Ellis getting on the scoresheet for Colliery Welfare.
Ellis was the first to open the scoring with a shot from outside the box before Aiden Heywood grabbed an equaliser for the homeside 20 minutes later. Both sides had opportunity to take lead before heading into half-time with Rae and Chris Wallace coming close for Ryhope and Heywood coming close to a second goal but his effort narrowly flying over the bar.
The second half saw Ellis grab his second goal from the penalty spot before Billy Greulich-Smith got the equaliser back for the Railway men. Another two penalties for Gary Pearson’s side say Rae got both of his goals from the spot.
Shildon managed to get a goal back through player manager, Daniel Moore after prodding home from a corner but as the home side were reduced to nine men, Ryhope controlled the dying minutes of the game to take home all 3 points.
Pearson’s side head into Tuesday nights game without any injury concerns and a full squad selection to choose from.
Northern League Division One
Venue: Dean Street, Shildon, County Durham, DL4 1EZ
Date: Tuesday 06th August
Kick Off: 7.30pm