Malcolm Dawson writes…… following his trip to Nottingham where Pete Sixsmith saw Shildon AFC come away with a two all draw against Basford United on Friday night, he stopped off at Valley Parade to witness a youthful Josh Maja, a possibly soon to be departing Jeremaine Lens and the unlikely goal machine that is Billy Jones fire the other SAFC into a 3-0 half time lead against Bradford City. 

The Bantams fought back with two of their own, although with the second being in injury time anything other than a victory for the boys in red and white was highly unlikely. Still what did Pete think of today’s performance? He warms up for the upcoming season with his customary seven word verdict.

22nd July 2017  Bradford City (o) 2  SAFC (3) 3   Encouraging signs but still weaknesses to address


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Born in Hetton le Hole, deputy editor Malcolm Dawson's first game at Roker Park was the three all draw with Leicester City at the beginning of the 64-65 season. Having spent more than thirty years living in the East Midlands, he was Chairman and Information Officer of the Heart of England Branch of the Supporters' Association but has now returned to live in County Durham.

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