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Shildon 4
Sweet (7', 25', 60'), Thexton (16')
1 Dunston
Heslop (22')
Shildon DCC

Dunston travel to Dean Street on Tuesday night, for a 7:30 pm kick-off,  in what is arguably the tie of the round,  to face fellow Pitching In Northern Premier League East side Shildon AFC, for a Durham Challenge Cup second preliminary round fixture.

Both sides go into the game in a rich vein of form. Shildon are currently on a  4 game winning streak in league and cup, whilst Chris Swailes’ side will be looking to make it 7 wins from 7.

The two teams have met already in the league this season. Shildon coming out on the right end of a 2-0 score line at The UTS Stadium back in September; thanks to goals from Michael Sweet and Billy Greulich-Smith.

Dunston UTS FC are yet to lift the Durham Challenge Cup but have reached the final of 3 occasions, the last of which was in the 2017/18 season losing 2-4 to Consett.

Shildon have lifted the trophy on 5 occasions, their last final win coming as recently as the 2018/19 season.

Chris Swailes, who’ll be celebrating his 51st birthday, will have a strong squad to choose from, with no reported injuries or suspensions.

Full draw available on the below link:

Durham Challenge Cup draw

Published Monday 18th October 2021