Dunston are on their travels down the North Eastern coast to fellow EBAC Northern League side Marske for both sides third games encounters in the 2014/15 FA Cup season. Dunston teams beat Durham City, a fellow Northern League team and Marske beat Armthorpe in the previous round and both sides have started their league season in a winning fashion, Marske are currently unbeaten with 16 points from 6 games while Dunston have 18 points from 8 games having started the season with defeats at home to Marske 3 - 1 and Shildon 4 - 2, in their first two games but since then they have won 8 games in a row and are currently in first position in the league with Marske in 3rd place.
Today's game promises to be a competitive game especially if Dunston carry their current winning form and produce a performance like their last game against recent league leaders Bedlington Terriers. Manager Billy Irwin is without the injured Craig Hodgson and Jonny Wightman who is unavailable due to other commitments but otherwise has a good squad of players available for selection.
Marske started strongly and and on 3 minutes Owens failed to capitalise on some indecision in the Dunston defence as he dribbled in the box and shot wide. a minute later a Gott corner was headed back across the Dunston goal and wide. On 6 Dunston attacked with Dan Halliday cross being played in but it was too high for the forwards to connect. 2 minutes later another cross from Halliday was just too high for Bulford to direct on target. On 10, Steven Shaw played in to the area causing confusion as Fenwick challenged, but his prodded shot went over the bar.
Saturday September 13th
FA Cup first qualifying round
Ashington 2 Scarborough Athletic 2 (replay Tuesday)
Bishop Auckland 2 Spennymoor Town 3
Newcastle Benfield 3 Bridlington Town 1
Shildon 1 Whitby Town 1 (replay Wednesday)
West Allotment 0 Lancaster City 5
Workington 2 Consett 0
EBAC Northern League Division One
Billingham Synthonia 3 Whitley Bay 5
Celtic Nation 3 Newton Aycliffe 2
Crook Town 2 Bedlington 6
Guisborough 4 Sunderland RCA 1
Jarrow Roofing 1 Morpeth 3
Penrith 0 Durham City 2
West Auckland 2 North Shields 0