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)
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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The score remained goalless upto halftime although Dunston had to make a substitution on 43 as Scorer came on for the injured Coulson (knee)
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Half time score: 0--‐0
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Full time score: Newton Aycliffe. 0 Dunston 1
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dunston UTS: Connell, Harrison, Halliday, Burrell, Coulson (Scorer 43), Ormston, McDermott (Wightman 73), Dixon, Bulford (Fenwick 63), McAndrew. Subs not Used: Shaw, Kane
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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

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