Shildon’s defence of the Durham Challenge Cup got off to a routine start with a comfortable win over Ashbrooke Belford House.

The defending champions, who won the cup for the first time in 40 years with a 2-1 win over Spennymoor last season, proved too strong for the Wearside League side, scoring three times in the opening 45 minutes before Mark Doninger capped off the night with his second and Shildon’s fourth in the 85th minute. 463 more words