Shildon step up Northern League title push

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SHILDON strengthened their Ebac Northern League Division One title claims with a crushing 4-0 win at Billingham Synthonia last night.

Darren Craddock headed the championship challengers ahead on 17 minutes and Paul Connor drove past Peter Burke just before half-time. Mark Doninger scored twice in four second-half minutes to seal victory.

The in-form Railwaymen are up to third, three points behind leaders West Auckland with three matches in hand.

Relegation-threatened Synthonia’s defeat leaves them just five points ahead of third-bottom Sunderland RCA, who have eight more games to play.