✔848 King James I Academy

Shildon Reserves 0-6 Shotton Colliery
Monkwearmouth Charity Cup 1st Round
Saturday 15th October 2022

Shildon Reserves joined the Wearside League for the 2020-21 and were Division 2 champions in their debut season. Last season they finished a respectable 10th in the league’s top division. After playing home matches at Dean Street this season, the team has recently returned to the King James Academy in Bishop Auckland.

The school was opened in 1605, by King James I of England. Throughout the years it had multiple transformations and different names, but was mainly known as King James 1st Grammar School, before it became the first secondary school in south-west Durham to be upgraded to academy status.

King James I Academy

South Church Rd, 

Bishop Auckland 

DL14 7JZ


26 mile drive door-to-door

Current Wearside League grounds visited 38/42

The ground was recently upgraded with a pitch side perimeter fence and tent style dugouts. The Academy also has a 4G pitch at the bottom end of the main ground.

Shildon Reserves 0

Shotton Colliery 6(Beeston 2,59pen Stradling 34 Foster 36 Bennett 80 Ryder 87)

Monkwearmouth Charity Cup 1st Round

2pm ko



This was the second of three home fixtures for Shildon against Shotton Colliery in October. The home side won 4-1 in the Alan Hood Trophy a fortnight ago, but the Yakkas gained revenge with three goals in each half to run out 6-0 winners.

After taking an early lead through Bradley Beeston, they took control with two quick goals around the half an hour mark. A cross from the left eluded the defence and found Josh Stradling to head home, then Daniel Maddison set up Craig Foster for the third.

Beeston got his second with a well taken penalty on 59 minutes, followed by a fine strike from Jamie Bennett from outside the box, then unselfish work from Maddison teed up Sean Ryder for the half dozen. There was still time for Maddison to miss a penalty in the last minute, which would have put the icing on a great away win. 

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