Shildon player-manager Danny Moore says that he’ll settle for anyone at home after the Railwaymen pulled off another big Emirates FA Cup giantkilling when they beat Evo-Stik League South Premier side Banbury United with a magnificent display in a 3-2 win on Saturday.
Moore was one of the goalscorers in the Northern League side’s victory, putting them in the lead just after half-time, and striker Adam Burnicle was another hero with the other two goals to put the Railwaymen into the last qualifying round of the competition, and a possible tie against one of the big Vanarama National League clubs.
“We don’t mind who we play now,” said Moore, who was appointed player-manager near the end of last season. “I’d love to have a home tie, especially for my assistant Micky Barron. It would be great to have Hartlepool United at home just for him considering how long he played for them.
“But even if we’re drawn away from home against anybody, then I won’t be too concerned, because we’ve won three FA Cup ties away from home this season already. To travel so far away from home to Oxfordshire and win, says a huge amount for the players. We’ve played five FA Cup ties now and won them all, and are unbeaten in another ten league games.
“It was a fantastic performance from the lads, they worked really hard throughout the game. They were unreal, even their manager said so after the game. Every man was a warrior.
“Our equaliser gave us loads of confidence. At half-time after we had dominated the first half, Micky and I told the players that we would never have a better chance of getting through to the next round. So, they stuck at it and got us through.
“I thought we dominated the game for the first 60 or 70 minutes, it was only when they put some big lads on the field that they started to play high balls and caused us problems”.