Billingham Synthonia’s poor start to the season continued as Shildon eased to victory in Norton.
Braces from David Reynard and Adam Burnicle along with goals from Billy Greulich-Smith and Cameron Fenton gave Shildon the comfortable win.
Synners entered this game on the back of three-straight defeats including a 3-0 loss at the weekend to Ryhope CW in their first game at their newly adopted home.
Shildon entered following a strong showing at Guisborough Town in the FA Cup Preliminary Cup as they ran out 5-1 winners.
Synners had the game’s first meaningful effort when Chris Salmon put across a low cross for makeshift forward Dale Mulligan who could only blaze over.
Shildon then came close when Burnicle was released but goalkeeper Liam Gibbs got the better in a one-on-one.
The visitors opened the scoring after 16 minutes when Greulich-Smith found Reynard who squirmed the ball past Gibbs from a relatively tight angle.
Anthony Peacock then looked to grab a goal against his former side with a low shot that was spilled by Gibbs.
Burnicle’s strong running caused problems for Synthonia and that led to a penalty when Synners managed to stop him only for Peacock to nip in before he was fouled.
Dubious according to the crowd but Greulich-Smith duly stepped up and sent Gibbs the wrong way for 2-0.
Shildon added a third in the second half when Burnicle was headed through and he rounded Gibbs before slotting home.
Synners night was then summed up when they missed one of their better opportunities. A poor clearance was headed back in Foster Garton for the boot of Mulligan but he got his feet caught under it.
Shildon took advantage and added another when Sam Hodgson’s long pass found Burnicle who was composed to complete his brace.
The goals flowed and so did the braces as Reynard added his second when Greulich-Smith cut it back for him to fire home.
The rout was complete in the 90th minute when substitute Fenton beat Gibbs to the ball and slotted in.
With defeat, Synners are still looking for their first point and goal while Shildon carry on as title contenders.