Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Dunston UTS 2 Washington 5

Washington show Dunston the way..
.
28th October 2014
Durham Challenge Cup 1st Round
Dunston UTS 2

Washington 5
.
Dunston met Washington in the Durham F A County Challenge Cup, Washington are playing well in the second division of the EBAC league and have a side which could hold its own in the first division, meanwhile Dunston are struggling to get a side out because of injuries and illness made worse after losing 4 players to other clubs in the last two weeks.
.
One new signing for Dunston is Gareth Williams a very experienced player with performances at Blyth Spartans and Whitley Bay.
.
Dunston started well and went ahead on 5 minutes as Bulford at the back post shot home from a Nicky Kane flick to a Wightman corner, Washington fought back and put Dunston defence under pressure. On 25 came an equaliser as McArdle went unchallenged to meet a cross and blasted a shot past Connell. Within 2 minutes Dunston regained the lead as Bulford was fouled in the penalty area and Scott Fenwick shot home confidently. The lead was retained for only 8 minutes as Fairley shot home from 12 yards out after Halliday had headed clear a cross from Winn. Dunston created more chances before half time but to no avail.
.
Half time score: 2 --‐ 2
.
Dunston started the second half and created chances for, Coulson, and two for Fenwick but it was Washington who got the goal as Fairley ran half the length of the pitch his first shot was blocked but he made no mistake with the second planting in at the back post on 52 minutes. Dunston tried to recover but it was not to be their night as on 60 minutes Winn was played through and the on rushing Connell caught his legs in attempting to get the ball, Connell was sent off and Winn hammered his penalty kick homewards, substitute keeper Clark, on for Kane, got a hand to it but could not stop.
.
Now with 10 men Dunston still tried but the result was now becoming obvious and on 83, Washington pushed home their advantage as Hall curled a shot into the top corner of the far post for the fifth goal against Dunston, after Gilhespy had headed an effort from Fairley off the goal line.
.
Full time score: Dunston 2 Washington 5
.
A disheveled Dunston performance was mastered by a good Washinton side who punished Dunston by making the most from the Dunston side errors. Washington on this performance will not be in the second division long.
.
Dunston Man of the Match: Once again no outstanding performances over the whole game when the side were looking for a shining light.
.
Dunston UTS: Connell, Harrison, Halliday, Williams, Coulson (Wilson 86), Gilhespy, Kane, (Clark 60), Ormston, Fenwick, Bulford, Wightman. Subs not Used: Preen
.
Washington: Mooney, Ward, Callaghan, Kendrick, McGuiness, McArdle, Fairley, Grant, Winn, Waite, Cassidy (Swansbury 74). Subs not used, Cummings, Paxton, Walton, Atkinson.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Dunston UTS 5 Durham City 4

Dunston Go Nap To Beat Durham...
.
25th October 2014
Northern League Div 1
Dunston UTS
Durham City
Att 205
.
Dunston entertain Durham City for the second time this season, this time in the league Durham are currently occupying a mid table position after a quarter of the season andnew manger having to build up his squad for this season.
.
Dunston are now in the top 6 of the league but their hopes took a knock as they were defeated by West Allotment on Wednesday night despite being the better team for most of the game. Today they will have to ensure that they convert their chances and score enough to beat the opposition.

Manager Billy Irwin is without suspended David Coulson injured Dale Burrell but has also been hit with losing transferred Danny Craggs (Consett) and Steven Shaw (Ashington) Which stretches the playing squad for today's game.
.
Dunston started well and got an early goal as Andy Bulford picked up a loose clearance
from Durham keeper Cook who had left his area, Bully seeing this lofted a 45 yard shot
over his head and into the net after 4 minutes. On 9 Bulford had a shot from a McAndrew cross saved by Cook. On 11 Wallace had Durhams first shot which went wide of the post form 18 yards out. On 12 Harrison put a free kick into the box which was cleared for a corner, from the corner Ormstons shot at the back post was stopped.
.
Two minutes later Dunston were 2 up as Harrison's corner was headed goal wards by
Ormston and Fenwick was on hand to deflect it into the net. Durham retaliated and Gilhespy did well to block a Davis shot as far as Wallace whose shot was stopped by Connell. A minute later Gilhespy challenged Patton and deflected ball for a corner. From the corner Connell collected and distributed it to McAndrew and the fast moving Gilhespy was fed through the defence only to be adjudged off side. On 19 Scorer challenged Patton and forced the ball away from goal only for Halliday to have to block an incoming shot from Wallace.

.
On 21 Durham got a reward as Patton shot from 15 yards and beat Connell to bring the score to 2 - 1. On 22 Bulford turned in the area buthis shot was blocked.Durham broke and Noble fed Patton but Connell saved his shot. Durham were looking for an equaliser as Davis had a corner selected across the Dunston goal by Fixot, and then Wallace shot wide from Nobles cross. On 30, McAndrew picked the ball up in the Durham half and attacked the defence before shooting low into the near post from 20 yards out 3--‐1 to Dunston. Durham came back on 35 as Fixot shot wide from 18 yards out. On 42 Davis again had a shot which Connell took low down, but on 44 Patton met a cross from Wallace and the ball rebounded of Connell on the second attempt Connell was unable to save and Durham had their second. Just before half time Patton had another shot which Ormston deflected it for a
corner.
.
Half time score: 3--‐2
.
Durham continued the second half on the attack and on 47 Fixot shot over the bar, on 49, Dixon gave away a free kick which was taken by Patton, the shot was deselected off Noble and Connell was forced to push the ball around the post. Dunston got back on 52 as Halliday cross was met by Bulford with the ball going over the bar, then on 54, Bulford had a shot stopped by a defender. Durham responded and Gilhespy blocked a shot from Patton, Patton recoiled from the challenge and the referee gave a penalty, out of the blue, Noble dispatched the penalty and the score was now 3-3 after 57minutes.

.
On 60 Harrison had a free kick scooped away by Cook, Bulford than challenged for the ball and appeared to be pushed but in the referees eyes he was adjudged to be feigning a foul and was cautioned instead of the penalty. On 62 Harrison again played in a free kick which Scorer headed just wide. On 65 Gilhespy again broke from his defensive shackle and this time crossed the ball low, Bulford missed it but McAndrew at the back post was unable to control the ball quickly and his shot hit the side netting. On 70 Fenwick was on the end of a Halliday through ball and struck the ball into the net for 4-3 to Dunston. A minute later another Harrison free kick was deflected by a defender and struck the cross bar and rebounded clear.
.
On 72 Durham levelled as a ball form Noble was played into the packed Dunston area and Patton challenged and the ball ended up in the Dunston goal, was disaster going to strike
again, score now 4 -4. On 75, Halliday crossed and a McAndrew shot was tipped over the bar by Cook, 2 minutes later Scorer headed a Harrison free kick just over the bar, on 80 Munro had ashot saved by Connell, before Ormston received a ball on the edge of the box his lay back to Fenwick was ended in a shot wide of the target. On 87 Gibbons was fed through by Patton only for the alert Connell collecting the ball on the edge of his box. On 89 Gilhespy fed the ball through to McAndrew whose shot hit the side netting, then a Wilson cross was headed wide at the back post by defender Maley. Just when we all thought that was it Halliday shot and Gibbons handled the ball preventing a goal, he was justly sent off and Fenwick stepped up to place the penalty kick confidently into the net for the winner 5-4 to Dunston
.
Full time score: Dunston 5 Durham 4
.
Dunston should have had this game won a lot earlier but the resilience of the Durham side lead by Patton caused them trouble especially around the half time as they twice came back from 2 goals down but Dunston somehow got the winning goal which they deserved right on the final whistle.
.
Dunston Man of the Match: Scott Fenwick whose eventual hat trick was essential for this victory, others worthy of mentions were Connell, Gilhespy, and Bulford, while the supply of balls into the Durham goal area by Harrison and Halliday was tremendous.
.
Dunston UTS: Connell, Harrison, Halliday, Ormston, Scorer, Gilhespy, Kane (Wightman71), Dixon, Fenwick, Bulford (Wilson 70), McAndrew. Subs not Used: McDermott, Preen
.
Durham City: Cook, Stewart, Bakhti, Gibbons, Purewal, Wallace, Allen (Munro 36), Noble (Maley 87), Patton, Fixot (Baitey 81), Davis. Subs not used, Harkess, Malloy

.
Referee, S. Sugden, Assistants :- M. Ryan, K. McKitterick
.
Next game: Home to Washington Durham Challenge Cup 28 October 2014, 7:30 pm KO
.

25th October Results..
Division One..
Ashington 2 Penrith 1
Consett 5  Crook 0,
Guisborough Town 1 Whitley Bay 2
Jarrow Roofing 1 Bishop Auckland 0,
Marske United 2 Billingham Synthonia 0,
Morpeth 1 Newton Aycliffe 4
North Shields 1 Celtic Nation 0,
Sunderland RCA 3 Newcastle Benfield 0,
West Auckland 7 Bedlington 2

 ..

NL Div 1 Upto and Inc 25th Oct 2014
Pos
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
West Auckland
17
12
3
2
54
25
29
39
2
Marske Utd
16
11
3
2
42
23
19
36
3
North Shields
15
11
1
3
35
13
22
34
4
Dunston UTS
15
11
0
4
29
20
9
33
5
Bedlington Terrs
18
10
2
6
39
28
11
32
6
Bishop Auckland
15
9
1
5
25
19
6
28
7
Jarrow Roofing
16
8
3
5
30
22
8
27
8
Guisborough Town
17
7
5
5
31
22
9
26
9
Consett
15
7
4
4
36
24
12
25
10
Morpeth Town
19
6
7
6
33
36
-3
25
11
Shildon
12
7
2
3
25
16
9
23
12
Durham City
15
7
2
6
27
23
4
23
13
Whitley Bay
15
7
2
6
30
33
-3
23
14
Ashington
16
6
3
7
30
28
2
21
15
Penrith
15
4
5
6
22
31
-9
17
16
N' Benfield
14
4
2
8
25
25
0
14
17
Newton Aycliffe
17
4
1
12
21
36
-15
13
18
W. Allotment Celtic
13
4
1
8
17
37
-20
13
19
Celtic Nation
16
3
3
10
18
36
-18
12
20
Billingham Syn
17
3
2
12
28
46
-18
11
21
Sunderland RCA
15
2
4
9
19
31
-12
10
22
Crook Town
18
1
2
15
19
61
-42
5

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

W. Allotment 2 Dunston UTS 1

Dunston turned over at Allotment ...
.
23 October 2014
Northern League Division 1
West Allotment 2
Dunston UTS 1

Dunston are on their travels again this time to West Allotment for a league game. Allotment have had a poor start to the season and are currently in third bottom after 12 games but have at times turned in good performances especially in cup games. Dunston are currently on an unbeaten run of 3 games 2 of which have been away and although their last performance at Newton Aycliffe required a superb strike from captain Michael Dixon who scored the only goal of the game.

Dunston are currently 5th in the league but have games in hand on all the teams above them although they will have to continue their run of victories as the other top teams are picking up victories as well. Dunston will be checking the fitness of centre half David Coulson who went off with a knee injury at Aycliffe but his replacement recent new signing David Scorer took over and continued the defensive rear guard which has seen Dunston have 5 clean sheets.
.
Just after team had been named, Dunston had to change their plans as Halliday twisted his ankle on a pothole on the temporary warmup area allocated which had poor light conditions, so Dan Craggs was included at left back and Andy Clark added to the bench.
.
Dunston started well passing the ball well on a very good pitch surface and got their first chance on 2 minutes as Craggs shot from 35 yards which went across the Allotment goal. On 6 Harrison played a through ball for Fenwick and Bulford but Fenwick was adjudged to have fouled the defender.

A minute later Bulford played a ball to the back post but Fenwick was unable to get a shot on target. On 10, McDermott could not direct a header on target from a Bulford cross. Allotment gradually got into the game and on Connell took a shot from Reed, 3 minutes later Nicky Kane played a low cross along the Allotment 6 yard box but was cleared at the back post. Allotments Reed had 2 shots on 20 & 23 but both were dealt with, on 26 Dunston almost went ahead as Pendlebury tried to clear and it rebounded off Dunn and fortunately wide of the Allotment goal. On 28 Fenwick shot over the bar before Reed again had a free kick saved by Connell and then a Bell shot was again saved by Connell. A Harrison free kick on 33, was put in and Fenwick headed just over the bar.
.
Allotment had a spell of chances as first Reed on 34 shot over, McGlen on 40 put in across which went across the goal, Chapman on 43 shot wide from 25 yards out before Bulford had a shot which was deflected and was cleared off the line by Henderson. Just before the half time whistle Bulford played a cross into the far post were Gregg McDermott was on hand to tap home for the opening goal.
.
Half time score: 0-1
.
The game started slowly in the second half while teams settled down again and Allotment got the first chance as Bell ran in onto a through ball, however Connell deftly managed to tip the ball around Bell and then clear on 53, but on 55, McGlen got on the end of a cross field ball and shot past Connell for the equaliser. On 59, a Harrison free kick went through to Fenwick at the back post but his shot went over.

Four minutes later Bulford under challenge headed over a Kane cross. On 64, Reed for Allotment put in ashot which Scorer cleared for a corner, from the corner the ball was pushed on target from a meld of players and Connell was fortunate to collect. On 65 a Craggs cross was cleared, before a Bell cross had to be cleared by Gilhespy. On 67 Harrison put in a corner which went right across the
.
Allotment 6 yard box, before Bulford shot from 18 yards out after the ball had rebounded off a defender on the line. Allotment replied with a free kick by Dummett on 75 which Reed headed on target only for Connell to collect. On 76 Harrison sent in across which found Kane at the back post, hisheader was returned across goal but no Dunston player was able to connect. 4 minutes later McGlen had a shot saved by Connell. On 84 Craggs had a shot from 30 yards saved by Beal. Disaster on 84 minutes as Dummett crossed to the front post and Reed ghosted in and glanced a shot past Connell for 2-1 to Allotment. Dunston tried to respond but the attack was cleared by the Allotment defence. On 85 Burrell shot over the bar filled by a Wightman cross was cleared.
.
On 90 minutes after a bad clash of heads required the players to have treatment and then leave the field of play for bad cuts. Dunston now desperate for the equaliser and West Allotment wasting as much time as possible a shot from Craggs on 93, and then after Gilhespy broke forward and crossed for Dixon whose header was blocked and rebounded to Wightman whose shot from 2 yards was held by Beal.


In the 5th minute of added on time Wightman had a header again saved by Beal. The game ended without any success.
.
In game which started amicably the Referee caused confusion and mayhem at times with her incorrect decisions against both sides this caused issues with her control of the game as it progressed but this should not be construed as the reason for Dunstons defeat as they suffered from several opportunities to score against a willing opposition who battled to stay in the game. It was a game of Dunston missed chances especially in the second half to impose themselves on the opposition and claim the game, in the end Allotment got the breaks and made them pay dearly.
.
Full time score: West Allotment 2 Dunston 1
.
Dunston Man of the Match: No one person shone out in a average team performance but new guy David Scorer did well in his first full game.
.
West Allotment: Beal, Pendlebury, Dummett, Hall, Anderson, Dunn, McGlen, Henderson (Hudson 77), Chapman (Dormand 75), Reed, Bell (Lee 90). Subs not used: Mullen, Allen
.
Dunston UTS: Connell, Harrison, Craggs, Burrell, Scorer (Ormston 90), Gilhespy, McDermott, Dixon, Fenwick (Wightman 75), Bulford (Wilson 83), Kane Subs not Used: Shaw, Clark,

Next game: Home to Durham City 26th October 2014, 3:00 KO
 

 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Newton Aycliffe 0 Dunston UTS 1

Dixon cracker makes the difference

18th October 2014
Northern League Div 1
Newton Aycliffe 0
Dunston UTS 1 (Dixon)
.
Dunston travel to Newton Aycliffe for a league game. Aycliffe have had a poor start to the season and are now on to their fourth manager of the season in Peter Dixon who recently left West Auckland. Since coming to the club Dixon has introduced new players but as yet is still looking for his first victory.
.
Dunston are fresh from their mid week victory away to Consett which now sees them in fifth place in the league with 27 points from their 12 games. Dunston have yet another new signing in the form of Greg McDermott, son of ex Newcastle and Liverpool player Terry but have lost the services of Jack Burns (work commitments) and Gary Shaw (Seaham RS) who have moved on after giving Dunston faithful service in last few years and the manager Billy Irwin has thanked the lads for their efforts for the club.
.
Today's team welcomes back Michael Dixon who was unavailable for the midweek game and promises to be competitive as Dunston attempt to continue their current winning run.

.
Dunston opened the game brightly playing some controlled football but failing to create chances and on 5 minutes Aycliffe started putting pressure on the Dunston defence after Dunston had lost the ball in mid pitch, Garthwaite took a shot which was deflected over the bar and 3 minutes later Garthwaite again struck a shot which was partially blocked and Connell collected easily.
.
On 12 Dunston got into the Aycliffe box but we're unable to get a shot in. Banks was played through a minute later but a good challenge by Harrison ensured he came away with the ball. 2 minutes later Archer played into Young whose header was collected by Connell. Bulford won Dunstons first corner on 16 and from McAndrews corner he controlled the ball at the front post but the ball just went out of play as he turned to shoot. On 20 Bulford released a lofted shot over the bar and on 24 Ormston cross was challenged by Bulford and Burrell but neither made the right contact. A minute later, Young crossed for Garthwaite whose volley went over the bar. A further minute on Conner Winter beat Coulson but Gilhespy covering forced the ball out for a corner which was cleared by Dixon for another corner at the front post.
.
On 28 Harrison took a free kick which rebounded back off the keeper Winter to McAndrew whose shot went wide of the far post. On 30 Banks had a shot from 30 yards out which went over the bar. On 39, Burrell shot from 25 yards and Winter somehow kept it out of his net with a one handed save down low to his right.
.
The score remained goalless upto halftime although Dunston had to make a substitution on 43 as Scorer came on for the injured Coulson (knee)
.

Half time score: 0--‐0
.
The second half started as the first had finished with both sides unable to create openings until the 51st minute as Garthwaite picked up a loose ball from Gilhespy and shot wide. 2 minutes later Ormston crossed and Burrell's header was cleared by Broom. Bogey on 64, dribbled across the pitch and shot wide of the far post. Another close call for Aycliffe came as Halliday swung the ball in and over Winter only for the ball to bounce on the cross bar and out of play. On 57 minutes Aycliffe replied as Conner Winter crossed for Young whose shot was blocked and cleared. And minute later Young shot over the bar from 30 yards out. On 61 Dixon for Dunston headed over from a Halliday corner.
.
On 69, McAndrew got clear and crossed which was cleared back to of McAndrew, again he crossed deep into the goal but the Aycliffe defence cleared the box this time. On 70, Banks beat Scorer and was advancing into the box as Gilhespy made a telling tackle and cleared. In the 75 minute Dunston took the lead as a McAndrew cross from the right wing was cleared to the outside of the box straight at Michael Dixon who touched the ball forward and sent a superb volley into the Aycliffe net from 30 yards out.
.
On 80 minutes McAndrew crossed the ball 3 yards off the line and the advancing Fenwick just failed to make contact but his marker did not and fortunately for him and Aycliffe the ball went straight into the keepers arms on the goal line. Aycliffe were eager to reply and they too played the ball across the Dunston goal but it was cleared.
 .
On 83, Dixon crossed and Burrell was up challenging the keeper who collected the ball in the air. Aycliffe's last chance came on 84 minutes as Mitton put a header from a corner wide of the mark. The remainder of the game was played out by the defiant Dunston side who secured another away victory.
.
Full time score: Newton Aycliffe. 0 Dunston 1
.
Dunston were fortunate to come away with all 3 points on this below par team performance against a willing Aycliffe side who only lacked the ability to score against the defiant Dunston defence, However, after the goal came, only one side was going to win as the Dunston side closed ranks.
.
Dunston Man of the Match: Luke Gilhespy best of a below par performance, did nothing wrong but made 2 definite goal stopping challenges preventing Newton Aycliffe from getting through on to the Dunston goal.
.
Newton Aycliffe: Winter (J), Broom, Oldfield, Mitton, Langthorne, Archer, Garthwaite, Young (Hinchley 83), Winter (C ) (Henderson 80), Boagey, Banks. Subs not used: Lowes, Coffey, Storey.
.
Dunston UTS: Connell, Harrison, Halliday, Burrell, Coulson (Scorer 43), Ormston, McDermott (Wightman 73), Dixon, Bulford (Fenwick 63), McAndrew. Subs not Used: Shaw, Kane
.
Next game: Away to West Allotment 23rd October 2014 7:30 KO
 
Todays Results...Northern League Division One
Bedlington 2 Sunderland RCA 0
Billingham Synthonia 1 Durham City 1
Bishop Auckland 1 Shildon 0,
Celtic Nation 0 Guisborough 1 
Crook Town 0 West Auckland 4
Jarrow Roofing 5 Consett 0,
Newcastle Benfield 3 Marske 3
Penrith 2 North Shields 5
West Allotment 2 Ashington 0,
Whitley Bay 2  Morpeth 3

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Consett 1 Dunston UTS 3

Dunston hit back at Consett

14 October 2014
EBAC Northern League Division 1
Consett 1 
Dunston UTS 3

.
Dunston travel to Consett for this evenings league game at the Belle Vue Stadium. Consett have had a good start to the season and are currently in 11 th place with 19 points from their 11 games and are unbeaten at home this season with 15 goals scored and nil against.
.
Dunston have 24 points from their 11 games and are currently in 5th place in the league and a win tonight could make them rise to 3rd place still with games in hand on the league leaders. Dunston fielded an unchanged side for their last game and ran out 1--‐0 winners against Whitley Bay, despite losing the services of Dale Burrell at halftime with an issue on his knee. Manger Billy Irwin will be keen for his team to continue another winning run after the previous run was ended in the FA cup defeat to Spennymoor and against Benfield in the the league especially after the recent 2--‐1 league cup victory against Consett at home.
.
Dunston started strongly putting pressure on to the Consett defence, but Consett showed their knowledge of the plastic pitch and had the first opportunity on 4 minutes as Piecha got a header in from a corner which Connell pawed wide, Dunston replied with a Harrison cross which was taken by Elliott in the Consett nets, closely followed by a Bulford shot which went wide of the far post.
 .
In the 10th minute Dunston got a corner which was played in and the loose ball fell to Ormston who played the ball into the Consett net at the near post, 1--‐0 to Dunston and the first goal Consett had conceded at home in the league this season. Consett had got their wake up call and piled the pressure on to Dunston, on 12, Sullivan picked on a loose ball and broke clear on goal only to shoot wide, on 17, Smith tried a shot from 25 yards out Connell saved, a minute later Gray shot from distance, Connell parried and the ball fell to Sullivan who shot wide.
 .
On 24, Moore had a shot from 25 yardstick went past the far post and then after some good build up play by Sullivan and Moore, Slocombe shot wide. 2 minutes later, Smith again shot from 25 yards out it went past the far post. Dunston still battling replied through McAndrew whose cross was cleared before it reached Bulford. On 33, Mackay turned and shot from 8 yards, this was deflected for a corner. A minute later Smith connected to a Sullivan cross and shot wide. Dunston replied again as Harrison played through to Craggs only for him to be ruled offside as he netted.
 .
On 37, Moore again shot low to Connells right he dived and deflected the ball onto the post and clear, Dunston replied with Craggs meeting a Wilson cross at the back post and his header was only just wide of the near post. On 41, Slocombe again tried a shot from distance which was deflected for a corner. Play continued with Consett eager to shoot from distance but unable to break the Dunston defensive wall.
.
Half time score: Consett 0 Dunston UTS 1
.
The second half started with Consett on the front foot, Nichols on the left wing collected the ball and crossed for Sullivan 3 yards out to head past a watching Dunston defence for the equaliser after 46 minutes. On 51 Bulford was played in by Shaw only to shoot wide, Consett were now continuously applying pressure on the Dunston defence who defiantl, led by the efforts of Gilhespy stood solid, restricting Consett to long range opportunities. In a moment of releif McAndrew got a cross in to Craggs who had ghosted round the back of the Consett defence, but he was unable to get his shot in as Elliot came out to smother.
.
Consett again put pressure on led by the efforts of Chapim and on 58 Moore had a shot saved by Connell, on 60 Dunston were hanging on for the draw as Mackay shot wide from 20 yards. On 64 Bulford ploughing a lonely furrow up front was fouled by Piecha outside the box the free kick was cleared and within minutes McAndrew was fouled by Chapim on the opposite wing, but Harrison's free kick was taken by Elliott
.
On 68 Sullivan took a free kick from 25 yards out and drove it low across the Dunston goal and wide. On 69, Dunston introduced fresh legs in the form of Wightman who replaced Wilson and Kane replaced Craggs 2 minutes later after Slocombe had a shot saved by Connell. On 73 Wightman fed Bulford whose shot was blocked. On 77, Bulford played a low cross into Wightman who steadied himself and played a shot past Elliott and in to the net off the post, Dunston were ahead again and they wasted no time in securing a victory as Wightmen fed Bulford who out sprinted his marker and shot past the despairing Elliott. 3--‐1 to Dunston after 79 minutes.
.
Consett were deflated and play continued upto the final whistle with Kane having the only real chance which went over the bar as Dunston held solid at the back against the valiant efforts by the Consett side.
.
Full time score: Consett 1 Dunston UTS 3
.
In truth Consett had most of the game but left their scoring boots at home despite Dunstons fitness they were constantly back tracking and defending well to limit Consett to long range shots, the first goal set Consett back but their continual long ball tactics tested Dunstons resolve. Dunston were caught cold after the break and suffered from Sullivans header to equalise, Consett again put pressure on but Dunston held firm and then with fresh legs and magic from Bulford they were ahead again with 2 well taken goals, which Consett could not reply to, for a hard earned 3 points and sent their supporters home with a warm feeling after a bitterly cold evening.
.
Dunston Man of the Match: Luke Gilhespy a king pin in defence for the whole game closely followed by the unselfish running of Andy Bulford up front who assisted for Jonny Wightman's goal and took his own goal and Dunstons third and decisive goal really well.

Consett: Elliott, Slocombe, Gray, Chapim, Piecha, Madden, Moore (Martindale 81), Smith, Sullivan, Mackay (Guerin--‐Lakonga 75), Nichols, Subs not used:Galloway, Pearson, Wright
.
Dunston UTS: Connell, Harrison, Halliday, Shaw (S) Gilhespy, Coulson, McAndrew, Ormston, Wilson (Wightman 66), Bulford (Scorer 81), Craggs (Kane 71) Subs not Used: Clark, Burrell.
.
Dunston's next game: Away to Newton Aycliffe 18 October 2014 3:00 KO
 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Dunston UTS 1 Whitley Bay 0

UTS get better of the Bay

11 October 2014
EBAC Northern League Division 1
Dunston UTS. 1 v Whitley Bay 0
Attendance 309

Dunston entertained Whitley Bay at the Dunston UTS Stadium with both sides showing good form which sees them currently in 7th and 8th places. Dunston have 21 points for their 10 games played and Whitley have 20 points from 12 games played. The current league leaders are West Auckland who have 29 points from 13 played.

Fixtures between the two sides have always been competitive and today's game has the added feature of the return of Ex Dunston player Michael Laws who signed for Whitley Bay in the close season from Spennymoor and Whitley have also recently resigned Paul Robinson from Blyth Spartans. Dunston meanwhile have Lee McAndrew back from Spennymoor for his first home game since resigning, Dunston also have strengthened their squad this week, with the signing of Davy Scorer a defender from Consett.

Dunston returned to winning form last week against Ashington by 4 - 2 after a slight blip losing to Spennymoor in FA Cup and away to Benfield in the league after a previous run of 11 games unbeaten. Dunston fielded an unchanged team from their last fixture.

The game started with Whitley pushing forward and testing the Dunston defence and on 3 minutes Watling picked up a loose ball and had a shot which Connell saved.

Dunston tried. To get into the game and their first opportunity came on 5 minutes as Burrell put in a cross but Gladstone collected. 2 minutes later Watling again picked up a loose ball and shot over the bar from 35 yards. The game settled into a midfield battle with some loose balls breaking down moves from both sides.

On 15 minutes, McAndrew put in a cross to the back post were Laws got the header out for a corner as Bulford challenged.On 24, Robinson was played forward into his run and his shot from 20 yards went over the bar. Dunston replied through Ormston playing a through ball for Kanes' run but a last ditch challenge from McFarlane prevented a shot from Kane. A
minute later Burrell put in a cross which was cleared for a corner. Dunston got their goal on 37 minutes as Ormston flicked a Connell clearance onto Bulford who laid the ball off to McAndrew on a run into the box, McAndrew advanced and placed a shot into the Whitley net. 1--‐0 to Dunston.

Dunston now with the upper hand went in search of a second and almost got it on 42 as Coulson got header onto Burrell's cross which Kane turned and volleyed on target from 5 yards out, however Gladstone was equal to it and pushed the ball onto the post and away. 2 minutes later a Burrell shot was deflected and Gladstone was able to collect. Just before the half time whistle Halliday put in corner which Kane headed wide.

Half time score: 1--‐0

Dunston came out strong in the second half and put pressure on the Bay defence, on 50, Harrison played in McAndrew and his chipped shot just went past the far post. On 53, Bulford brilliantly held off his challenger and his poked shot was saved at full stretch by Gladstone, a minute later Halliday crossed and Laws headed clear as Bulford waited to pounce. Dunston still looking for a second goal came close on 63 as a Craggs flick on was met by Bulford who turned and volleyed on target but it was deflected for a corner. On 65 Bulford agin did brilliantly to turn his marker on the halfway line and advance towards the Bay box and only a last ditch effort knocking the ball for a throw in prevented a Bulford shot.
 
On 72 McAndrew cross to the back post was headed back across goal by Bulford to the incoming Craggs whose header went wide of the target from 6 yards out. A minute later a Dixon fre kick was met by the advancing Coulson at the back post and his shot was saved by Gladstone. Whitley almost got an equaliser as Bird picked up a loses pass in midfield he advanced towards goal and shot past Connell and the far post. On 75, Harrison played in McAndrew down the right wing his cross almost found Bulford but he was just unable to make the connection.

A minute later Bulford supplied the cross and Dixon headed over the bar from close range. Dunston remained in control of the game restricting Whitley to limited chances, Whitley in a last ditch effort to find a goal introduced Chow and it was not long before he was in the box causing trouble but only to be ruled offside. On 88 McAndrew went across the Whitley 18 yard box and was fouled by Smith, the referee allowed advantage as the ball fel to Bulford who shot well over the bar. Smith was fortunate to stay on the field as this was his second bad foul after being cautioned on 65 minutes.

Dunston remained in charge for the final minutes and the 6 minutes of added on time by the referee despite Whitley's attempts, but the nearest they came was a Laws' shot wide of the far post. Just before the final whistle Craggs played into Bulford , Bully shot was deflected clear of the target for a corner.

Full time score Dunston 1 Whitley Bay 0
 
In a game which promised to be competitive UTS deserved their victory as they proved
over the 96 minutes that they were the team who wanted the victory most and also had the players in McAndrew and Bulford to test the Whitley defence, fed with balls from Halliday and Harrison. There was room for improvement but this was an important victory in Dunstons push for the top of the league.

Dunston Man of the Match: Lee McAndrew after a quiet start, gradually came into the game and was a constant thorn and threat to the bay defence, creating opportunities for the Dunston attackers and his goal was literally the jewel in the crown. Others worth a mention were Dan Halliday, great first half, Luke Gilhespy controlled performance in defence and Andy Bulford who worked tirelessly up front.

Dunston UTS: Connell, Harrison, Halliday, Burrell (Shaw (S) 45), Gilhespy, Coulson, Kane (Craggs 59), Ormston, Dixon, Bulfordp, McAndrew. Subs not Used: Wilson, Fenwick, Scorer.

Whitley Bay: Gladstone, Brooking, Reid, Ellison (Chow 84), Laws, Smith, McFarlane, Anderson, Watling (Godsmark 59), Robinson, Bird. Subs not used: Redford, Harris, McDonald.

Referee, Chris Ellis, Assistants, Jamie Milne, Matthew Gattis.

98 Match Pictures.

Dunston UTS--‐ next game away to Consett 14 October 2014 7:30 KO