Saturday, 29 November 2014

Dunston UTS 0 Ashington 1

Dunston Do All But Score...

29th November 2014
Northern League Division One
Dunston UTS 0
Ashington 1
Att 148

Dunston entertain Ashington in the EBAC Northern League at Dunston UTS Stadium. Ashington are having a mixed season and holding a mid-table position and Dunston will be looking to turn in a good performance like they did in early October when they won 4-2 at Ashington. The game sees the home debut for new signing Dan Smith and the return on the bench for Lee McAndrew who has recovered from his hernia operation, although Manager Billy Irwin is without the services of Gareth Williams with a leg injury picked up in the 1- 0 victory at Billingham Synthonia. 

Both teams settled quickly and Dunston got the first chance as Bulford ran into the box with the ball and shot diagonally across goal and wide of the far post on 2 minutes. Ashington replied immediately as Ex- Dunston forward Stephenson put in a cross which Halliday had to clear at the back post. On 4 Harrison put in a free kick into the Ashington box which was headed clear as far as Burrell who put in a shot on target which was saved by Grant. After 8 Burrell fed in Bulford down the left channel but his cross was deflected clear of the box and cleared. A minute later Burrell crossed and the defender cleared to new boy Smith who shot wide of the far post. On 11, Ormston played a good one two with Wilson before shooting just over the bar.

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On 16 Halliday played in a low cross from a corner which was cleared. Dunston now were in command with Ashington rarely getting into the Dunston box. On 22, Burrell put in a cross to the back post but Smith was unable to connect, then Harrison put in a cross which Bulford headed just wide of the near post. Two minutes later Bulford crossed for Ormston who controlled and laid back to Halliday who put in a cross which was also cleared. On 30 Burrell shot come cross was turned around the post by Grant, and a minute later Bulford headed an Ormston cross wide of the target. Out of the blue on 33 minutes, Johnson fed Stephenson through the middle of the pitch he ran on out stripping his marker and slipped a shot past the advancing Connell and into the net, 1 – 0 to Ashington. On 36, Dixon fed Wilson who laid it back to Dixon whose shot went wide of the far post. On 40 Dunston’s Halliday was fouled near his own corner flag and then after the whistle was blown he was kicked off the ball by Oliver and was lucky only to receive a caution. On 43, Burrell put in a deft chip playing Bulford behind the defence but the ball just ran out of play, a minute later Dixon fed Bulford on the right but his shot went over the bar.

Half time score:  Dunston UTS 0  Ashington 1

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Dunston came out fast again after the break and almost got the equaliser as Ormston headed over from a Burrell cross. On 47 Wilson fell in the area kept the ball under control, got up and laid the ball off to Burrell whose shot went just wide. A minute later a Harrison diagonal cross beat all but the Goal keeper Grant at the far post, before Smith put in across which was cleared by Christenson and then a Halliday long throw fell to Bulford who turned and shot over the bar.  On 52 Ashington got another opportunity as Christenson had a shot from 25 yards which Connell collected. On the hour mark, Bulford had a shot saved low down by Grant, on 65 Stephenson was sent off for a two footed challenge on Halliday in front of the dugouts touchline. On 77 a Wightman cross was headed back across goal by Coulson but Flynn cleared his lines, on 78 Smith drove a cross into the far post and it was cleared just past the post. On 79 another rare Ashington attack saw Burrell clear the danger by heading back to Connell. On 83 Harrison crossed from the left and Smith running in at the back post shot which Grant saved. Dunston were again applying the pressure as Smith had a shot blocked and then Wightman shot was saved by Grant, then Ormston crossed for Bulford who headed wide, on 88 Burrell put in a cross which went straight into Grant’s body.  
  
 
Connell made a long clearance which fell to Bulford who turned and shot but the Keeper again saved. On 90, McAndrew on a sub dribbled into the area and shot just over the bar. Two minutes into added on time Smith crashed a shot in which rebounded off the near post and was cleared. With Dunston pressing Johnson broke but his cross was deflected back to Connell, before Ormston blasted a shot wide of the target from a Burrell cross, followed again by Burrell cross which Bulford just failed to connect with the ball. After 6 minutes of added on time Ashington broke in centre of the field and Dixon committed a foul for which he was cautioned and Taylor received his marching orders for dissent, reducing Ashington to nine men for the last minute of the game which Dunston could not take advantage of.

Full time score: Dunston UTS 0  Ashington  1

In summary, Dunston team suffered the misfortune of not being able to breakdown a stubborn defence and score goals despite having a huge percentage of possession, in fact Ashington only had 2 attempts in the first half and when Dunston were pushing ford in the second half they only created 3 opportunities in the Dunston box. Although Dunston created chances their final shots were just not good enough and those on target were dealt with by Grant and his defence.
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Dunston Man of the Match: Dale Burrell, back to form supplying ammunition up front for the forwards and slotted in well at full back when Halliday was taken off injured
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Dunston UTS: Connell, Harrison, Halliday (Wightman 72), Burrell, Coulson, Gilhespy, Smith, Dixon, Wilson (McAndrew 72), Bulford, Ormston, subs not Used: Cattanach, Kane, Clark
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Ashington: Grant, McGlen, Christenson, Ferrell, Flynn, Airey, Oliver (Downey 75), Shaw, Stephenson, Taylor, Johnson. Subs not used: Barnard, Davison, Egan, Walton
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Dunston's next games:
Away to Whitley Bay, in 3rd Round FA vase on Saturday 6th December 2014, 3:00 pm KO
With any replay (if necessary) at Dunston on Tuesday 9th December, 7:30 KO
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Andrew Bulford receives engraved bowl
from Malcolm James after today's game in
recognition of his 200th club goal scored against
Billingham Synthonia on the 26th November 2014.
(Click picture to enlarge)
 
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Billinhgam Synthonia 0 Dunston UTS 1

Wednesday 26th November 2014
Ebac Northern League – First Division
Billingham Synthonia 0 

Dunston UTS 1 (Bulford)

Dunston travelled to Billingham to take on a Synthonia side who had recently had a management change with Conrad Hillerby taking the reins. He has given the squad a big shake-up and introduced several new (and younger) players since his arrival. Results have improved considerably lately as the hosts fight to get away from the lower reaches of the League Table. Dunston manager Billy Irwin was forced to re-jig his starting eleven once again with the unavailability of right-back Stephen Harrison meaning that the versatile Gareth Williams deputised. New signing Dan Smith was given his debut on the right-hand side of midfield.

Dunston made a bright start with new boy Dan Smith prominent on the right. Some decent attacking moves failed to make a clear opening and when Synners did break out, Luke Gilhespy had to be on his toes to snuff out a threat from the impressive Theo Furness. After a Dunston attack broke down the ball was again fed to Furness on the right after 10 minutes. He made progress before feeding centre-forward Michael Sweet who was only halted by a last-ditch challenge from Michael Dixon as he bore down on Liam Connell’s goal. Two minutes later, the same situation was repeated at the other end as a Steven Huggins tackle denied Andy Bulford when he looked favourite to open the scoring. On 16 minutes a Nathan Porritt free-kick squirted across the Dunston goal with nobody able the supply the vital touch. With the visitors dominating after this let-off it came as no surprise when they took the lead in the 23rd minute when Andy Bulford unleashed a shot from just outside the corner of the box which flew over keeper Jonathan McDonald and into the far top corner of the net. 1 – to Dunston.

On 26 minutes the industrious Dan Smith looked to have fed a great ball through to Bulford but a late interception by Matthew Bell just averted the danger. Two minutes later it was Dunston who had an escape when Liam Connell strumbled on the tricky surface as he tried to clear and only a good clearance by Dan Halliday prevented Michael Sweet from cashing in. On 30 minutes keeper McDonald made a brave block to deny Dan Smith after he had been set up by good work from Gary Ormston. Liam Connell was called into action on 35 minutes when he had to make a smart save from a Michael Sweet header after a good cross from full-back Ryan Foster. On 42 minutes Gary Ormston shot narrowly wide after Dale Burrell sent him through with a good pass. Right on half-time Synners forced two corners with Gareth Williams sustaining an injury in clearing. While he was off the field, the ball was played in and a shot blasted at David Coulson, clearly striking him on the shoulder. The Referee awarded a penalty and cautioned Coulson before Nathan Porritt stepped up to curl the spot-kick over the bar for the last action of the half.

Half-time score: 0 – 1

Dunston started the second-half at a fast pace and were determined to add to their narrow lead as Synners keeper McDonald almost made a hash of keeping a Dale Burrell effort out but he just managed to recover and scooped the ball away off his line. On 54 minutes David Coulson headed wide when he got on the end of a Dan Halliday free-kick and five minutes later Tom Hinchley made a brave block to divert a Burrell free-kick from 22 yards. In Dunston’s next attack substitute Ben Cattanach saw Andy Bulford get in header that flew wide on the hour. In the 64th minute Synners came back as Liam Connell easily held a Nathan Porritt shot but the keeper was severely tested three minutes later when he had to be at his best to save from Theo Furness as the tricky winger bore down on goal from the right. On 68 minutes only a brilliant tackle by Ryan Foster prevented Dan Wilson from increasing Dunston’s lead and Dan Halliday went close with a tremendous cross shot on 72 minutes.


Two minutes after this it was Furness making another good run at the Dunston defence but Connell was able to pick off his cross. In the 77th minute Dunston had strong appeals for a penalty turned down when a powerful run into the box by Dan Smith was halted by what appeared to be a foul tackle by Daniel Dillon. Although Dunston were still in the ascendancy, Synners were very dangerous on the break and looking to capitalise on every loss of possession. In a swift counter-attack in the 83rd minute Steve Huggins surged forward and fed Porritt but the forward’s final effort went high over the bar when well placed. Dunston went close again on 86 minutes from a Dan Halliday corner but David Coulson could only place his firm header over McDonald’s bar.

In the 87th minute Dale Burrell won a good challenge to gain possession 30 yards from goal before going on to feed Dan Wilson whose shot went just over. In the closing minutes Dunston made sure that they didn’t throw away their narrow lead and although the hosts never gave up on grabbing something from the game, it was the visitors who picked up the three points.

Full-time score: Billingham Synthonia 0 Dunston UTS 1

Dunston Man of the Match: Luke Gilhespy, his reading of the game and covering ensured that Dunston held on to their narrow lead and took three points after a rather disjointed performance.

Billingham Synthonia: McDonald, Foster (Bettson), Bell (Dodds), Dillon,Hinchley, Huggins, Furness (Carter), Osmond, Sweet, Porritt, Hughes. Subs not used: Matthewman, Shaw.

Dunston UTS: Connell, Williams (Cattanach), Halliday, Ormston, Coulson, Gilhespy, Smith, Burrell, Dixon, Bulford, Wightman (Wilson). Subs not used: Kane, Harbottle, Clark.

Report by Billy Montague

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Dunston UTS 2 Guisborough 1

Reward for Dunston’s effort in the Vase...

FA Vase Round 2
22nd November 2014
Dunston UTS 1 (Bulford, Coulson)
Guisborough Town 1 (Earl)
Att 198

Dunston entertain Guisborough Town of the EBAC Northern League Cup at Dunston UTS Stadium for the second time in a week in the FA Vase. Last week, in a competitive, challenging game, Guisborough took the honours winning 4 – 3.This week after another defeat in the league to North Shields, Dunston welcome back Liam Connell and Dan Halliday after their respective injuries to bolster the squad. Guisborough had the same starting line-up as the previous week.

Dunston took up the challenge and were immediately showing their presence in the Guisborough area, on 5 minutes Liversedge cut out a Burrell cross, then a minute later Wightman attacked the Guisborough defence and unleashed a 20 yard shot which Liversedge saved. From a Harrison free kick on 7 minutes was cleared by McPhillips for a corner, from the corner taken by Harrison, Coulson was just unable to direct his header on target. On 12, Ormston had a 25 yard shot collected by Liversedge as Dunston pressed for the opening goal.


On 20 minutes, Guisborough made their first break away, Bythway lofted a ball into the centre of the Dunston area and a Stevens header deflected the ball onto the in running Earl who volleyed a shot firmly past Connell, 1- 0 to Guisborough.
Dunston replied with a shot from Burrell which was off target on 21, then Bulford beat the offside trap a minute later, his shot from 25 yards went wide of the far post. A minute further on and after some good approach play Ormston laid the ball back to Harrison whose shot went over the bar. On 23 Dixon chased a through ball only to be thwarted by the out coming keeper who parried the ball to safety before it was cleared. On 24, a save from Burrell saw ball put out for a corner as Wightman rushed in.

After 28, a Halliday cross was met by Ormston who headed back across goal for Bulford whose shot was blocked and went for a corner, from the corner Dixon swept a shot just wide of the target. Another Guisborough break on 29 saw Stevens try a flick shot at the front post, but Connell was alert and collected it. On 32 Burrell put in a low cross which only needed a touch but it went right through and past the far post for a goal kick. On 36 from Guisborough’s third chance of the half Stevens forced Connell to save. On 38 another Burrell cross was cut out for a corner, before Halliday tried a volley from 35 yards which went over the cross bar. Despite Dunston’s advance play they still went in at half time a goal down despite restricting Guisborough to only three attempts

Half time score: 0 – 1

Dunstons rousing half time talk ensured their attacking game was straight back in play and on 50 minutes, Dixon rose to put a header over Liversedge and onto the cross bar. On 55 Risborough played a ball into the channel for Earl’s run, he approached the advancing Connell and chipped a ball over Connell, just wide of the near post. From the goal kick, Connell played the ball to Ormston, who played a Diagonal ball into Bulfords’ run into the goal area; Bulford rounded his marker and shot home for the equaliser on 56 minutes. Dunston continued to press and from a Low Harrison corner into the box Coulson was left with a prodded tap home shot for 2 -1 to Dunston. On 58 Bulford was denied only by the fingertips of Liversedge from a header to a Wightman cross.

On 67 Dixon won a challenge, in the corner and played a ball in to Bulford, Bulford’s low cross across goal was just behind the incoming Wightman at the far post. Two minutes later Ormston played In Bulford whose shot was saved. On 75 Bulford beat the defence, and his cross field pass to Ormston was returned to him at the back post but his volleyed shot was just wide. 


Disaster struck Dunston on 82 as the referee awarded a penalty for a player who just appeared to fall as he turned in the area, Mulligan took the penalty and Connell somehow managed to reverse his move and push the kick wide of the target, disaster averted.

Dunston regained their composure and on 86, Coulson glanced a header wide from a Harrison free kick. Guisborough pushed forward in an attempt to save the game but Dunston held firm as on 89 Coulson had to clear for a corner. From the corner Earl shot wide. Dunston then endured a 7 minute period of added time, mainly for the injury to Stevens, and held onto their lead and completed a good victory from a good performance.

Full time score: Dunston 2 Guisborough Town 1

In summary, Dunston put Guisborough on the back foot from the start restricting their attacks in the first half to 3, despite this they went behind to Earl’s strike on 20 minutes. In the second half Dunston continued to attack and got their reward in a two goal strike from Bulford and Coulson. Guisborough had the opportunity to equalise on 82 but Connell saved Mulligans’ penalty kick to ensure that his teams’ efforts brought the reward they deserve.

Dunston Man of the Match: Michael Dixon; his initial midfield play, followed by his attacking positional play up front after 20 minutes showed a great example for his side. Mention also for Connells penalty save after a reasonably quiet afternoon.

Dunston UTS: Connell, Harrison, Halliday, Williams, Coulson, Gilhespy, Ormston, Burrell, Dixon, Bulford Wightman. Subs not Used: Wilson, Kane, Cattanach, Preen, Clark.

Guisborough Town: Liversedge, Bythway, McWilliams, Carling, May, McPhillips, Gell (Bulmer 75), Martin, Stevens (Hume 65), Earl, Risborough (Mulligan 75) Subs not used: Dixon, Liddle

Dunston's next games:

Away to Billingham Synthonia, in the League on Wednesday 26 November 2014, 7:30 pm Kick off.

Then at Home to Ashington, league on Saturday 29th November 2014 3:00 KO Referee, Paul Keogh, Assitants.. Neil Wright, Tom Chambers.

Video...
Match Video By NLFPP >>

Report by T.C.

Today's Results..
FA Vase second round..
Alnwick 4 St Helens 5, (after extra time)
Atherton Collieries 1 Seaham Red Star 2
Congleton 0 Whitley Bay 1
Consett 8 Whickham 0,
Glossop North End 3 Ryhope CW 0
Marske United 4 Barton Town Old Boys 1
Newcastle Benfield 2  Ashington 1
Shildon 2 Runcorn Town 0,
Sunderland RCA 0 North Shields 3
Tadcaster Albion 2 Morpeth Town 1
West Auckland 0 Shaw Lane Aquaforce 3.

Northern League Division One..

Celtic Nation 4 Crook Town 1
Durham City 1 Billingham Synthonia 2
Penrith 3 Bedlington 1
West Allotment 1 Jarrow Roofing 3




Wednesday, 19 November 2014

North Shields 2 Dunston UTS 0

Bainbridge brace beats Dunston ....

19th November 2014
Northern League Division 1
North Shields 2  

Dunston UTS  0
Att 290

Dunston travelled to newly promoted North Shields for their EBAC Northern League game. The game is a top of the league clash between the current third and fourth top teams after Marske jumped up the league last night with their 6 - 2 away victory at Bishop Auckland. Manager Billy Irwin was still without injured Connell, Halliday and Scorer; Cattanach was also unavailable and the long term injuries of Hodgson and McAndrew also continued, but he was able to field a strong side for the game.

The game stated cautiously with both sides vying for possession in midfield and Dunston’s first real chance came on 5 minutes as Williams played a deep diagonal pass for Kane on the right wing but he lost control of the ball and the chance did not materialise. On 8 Burrell played a neat interchange with Ormston before laying ball across to Burrell under a challenge on the edge of the box, the ball fell to Dixon whose shot was blocked and cleared. On 9 minutes Morris for North Shields received a ball from Bainbridge he jinked his way into space and shot just wide of the near post.


After 15 minutes a Harrison free kick from 35 yards out was collected by Bannon, 5 minutes later McKeown fed Bainbridge who turned and shot over the bar from 20 yards. Lancaster the Shields full back went on a run into the Dunston area but was well marshalled by Gilhespy and the danger was cleared. Dunston replied with a Williams free kick into the Shields area which was headed across goal by Dixon to Burrell who was just unable to get his shot in. On 29 Kane put in a cross which found Bulford whose header was saved by Bannon.

On 37, Bainbridge broke through the Dunston defence and entered the box only to be fouled by Gilhespy, for which he was cautioned and Bainbridge placed the penalty kick into the bottom right hand corner of the net just past the diving Clarks outstretched arms, 1 – 0 to Shields. Dunston reacted immediately and won a corner taken by Burrell into the near post, Dixon unleashed a shot which was again deflected for another corner. On 42, Bulford laid a ball out to Burrell who shot wide of the near post. Two minutes later Dunston equalised only for the Ormston effort to be ruled offside after a Coulson header had been pushed out by Bannon.

Half time score: 1 - 0

North Shields came out strong in the second half and Wrightson, on 48 minutes, had a shot blocked, from the rebound, Bainbridge’s effort was also blocked by Coulson at the front post. Following a short delay for treatment on Gilhespy who had collided with Clark in the attack, Shields were more alert for the incoming corner, from which a Bainbridge header went powerfully into the net for 2 – 0 to North Shields.


Dunston retaliated again and put the Shields area under pressure as Wightman shot low from the left, the ball rebounded out to Kane whose goal bound effort was somehow flicked over the bar. On 52, Coulson met a corner and his effort hit the post and rebounded out, a minute later Burrell had a shot saved by Bannon before Wightman put in a cross which Harrison was unable to direct on target. On 57 Shields created a chance as Luccock fed Bainbridge who laid off to Morris from whom he got the return pass only for the shot to go wide. On 60, Parker for Shields met a corner which Clark saved.

Play then continued as a midfield battle as the defences held strong, North Shields had a chance on 76 as Richardson blasted a shot on target , Clark did well to save and clear. A the rain came down heavier the frantic midfield battle continued with defences standing firm and the only further opportunity fell to Dunston as O’Reilly got a shot in wide of the far post just before the referee called an end to the game

Full time score: North Shields 2 Dunston UTS 0

In summary, Dunston found themselves unlucky to be a goal down at the break after controlling the North Shields fast forward line breaks except on one occasion and then to have a goal chalked offside a few minutes later. Shields came out strong in the second half and increased their lead before Dunston were once again unfortunate not to reduce the deficit in a busy period in the Shields box. This was a game that the opposition again made the most of their chances while especially in the first half Dunston did not.

Dunston Man of the Match: Michael Dixon, a powerful effort in midfield alongside Burrell and Ormston against a fast flowing organised Shields side.

North Shields: Bannon, Elliot, Lancaster, Richardson, Parker, Coppen, Morris (Forster 59), McKeown, Bainbridge (Holmes 85), Wrightson, Luccock (Carl 78). Subs not used:

Dunston UTS: Clark, Harrison, Williams, Burrell, Coulson, Gilhespy, Kane (Wilson 65), Ormston, Dixon, Bulford (O’Reilly 77), Wightman. Subs not Used: Harbottle, Preen

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Referee, Rebecca Welch, Assistants, David Pill, Peter Osgood.
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Dunston's next game:
Home game to Guisborough Town in the 2nd Round FA Vase Cup on Saturday 22nd November 2014 3:00 KO

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Dunston UTS 3 Guisborough 4

Advantage Guisborough in FA Vase warm up...

15th November 2014
Northern League Division 1
Dunston UTS 3
Guisborough Town 4


Dunston entertained Guisborough Town in the EBAC Northern League Cup at Dunston UTS Stadium. The game is a warm up for next week’s FA Vase tie, but also has 2nd top Dunston playing against seventh top league side, so an enterprising fixture can be expected. Today Billy Irwin welcomes back to the side Dale Burrell, but is is without the services of both the fullbacks Dan Halliday (leg injury) and Stephen Harrison (unavailable) so has to reorganise his defensive line up and midfield from the previous victory.

Guisborough started strong and their first cross on 2 minutes was dealt with by Clark, Dunston retaliated with Burrell getting the ball into the Guisborough area but the final ball failed to reach O’Reilly. On 7, Wightman had a shot blocked by Liversedge and cleared. 5 minutes later Ormston crossed to the back post and Burrell pull back ball into the goal area was blocked and cleared for a corner, from the corner Ormston had a shot blocked after Dixon laid ball back.

Guisborough came back and Bythway had a shot which rebounded to Risborough who shot over the bar. On 17 Earl miskicked a shot which was blocked and fell to Gell whose shot was deflected past Clark and into the net. Guisborough 1 – 0 up. Dunston rallied and on 20, Burrell on the right flank side shot diagonally across the goal and to safety.

On 28 a Cattanach cross was taken well in the air by Liversedge before a long throw from Wightman into the area was met by Coulson who headed past Liversedge for the equaliser on 29 minutes. The game flowed between the sides, before Wightman on 36 crossed and a Burrell header from the back post was collected by Liversedge, 3 minutes later Martin played in a low cross to Earl at the Dunston back post and only a strong Gilhespy sliding challenge blocked the goal bound shot.

Dunston were rallied again as Wilson won a challenge against the Guisborough defence and got in a shot only for Liversedge to save. On 43 Wightman played a good ball down the channel for O’Reilly who did well to force a corner.

Half time score: 1 - 1

On 50 minutes Dunston got the first chance as Wilson played in a cross but O’ Reilly was unable to connect and it was cleared, two minutes later Cattanach played a through ball an O’Reilly shot was blocked and rebounded to Burrell who shot wide of the far post. On 54 a mistimed challenge allowed Martin to cross into the Dunston area where the unfortunate Cattanach under challenge from Stevens looped a header over Clark for Guisborough’s second goal. On 57 Earl collected a ball in the area turned and shot just wide before Risborough advanced into the area but Clark blocked his path for a corner. From the corner on 59, McPhillips met the crossed ball with a firm header into the net as Clark attempted to punch clear. 1 -3 to Guisborough.

Dunston immediately retaliated as Burrell collected a ball in the centre of the pitch 25 yards out and struck a low shot into the bottom corner of the Guisborough net 2 – 3 to Guisborough after 60 minutes. Guisborough rallied as Dunston pushed on for the equaliser when Earl won a challenge against Williams on the outside of the box, his shot was hammered low past Clark into the Dunston net for 2 - 4 to Guisborough on 66 minutes. With play opening up as Dunston pushed on Earl blasted a shot over the bar on 70 minutes, on 80 , Ormston had a header at the back post cleared by a defender before substitute Hume, ex Dunston, had a shot blocked. 


On 82, Wilson collected a ball in the box and was tripped as he tried to turn, Bulford slammed the penalty kick home for 3 – 4 to Guisborough, the revival was back on. On 83 Kane crossed an Dixon’s header was taken by Liversedge, the pressure continued with Guisborough defending gallantly, on 88, a Burrell cross to the back post was just too high for Coulson. Despite the pressure and a series of corners Dunston had to admit to defeat as the final whistle came.

Full time score: Dunston UTS 3 Guisborough Town 4

In summary, once again the Dunston team suffered the misfortune of a mis-kicked shot falling to another attacker who then put in a deflected shot into the net, however they seemed to recover and got the equaliser going in level at half time. After the break another Guisborough goal came from a missed tackle and an own goal resulting from an incoming cross. A third Guisborough goal from a poorly defended corner resulted in instant Dunston revival with a goal from a good Burrell shot, however a fourth Guisborough goal as Dunston pushed on was just too much to ask for, and Dunston only got one more consolation goal from a Bulford penalty kick despite putting the Guisborough goal area under pressure. It was a hard working performance with little reward.

Dunston Man of the Match: Dale Burrell, after a lay-off with a troublesome injury he came back with energy and passion giving support to all over the pitch.


Dunston UTS: Clark, Cattanach, Williams, Ormston, Coulson, Gilhespy, Burrell, Dixon, Wilson, O’Reilly (Bulford 61), Wightman (Kane 80). Subs not Used: Harbottle, Preen

Guisborough Town: Liversedge, Bythway, McWilliams, Carling, May, McPhillips, Gell, Martin (Round 88), Stevens (Hume 68), Earl, Risborough (Bulmer 86) Subs not used: Dixon, Liddle

Refereee. B. Gordon, Assisitanst. A. Gotha, D. Jackson.

Dunston's next games:
Away to North Shields, in the League on Wednesday 19 November 2014, 7:30 pm KO
Followed by the Home game to Guisborough Town in the 2nd Round FA Vase Cup on Saturday 22nd November 2014 3:00 KO


Report by T.C
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............................NL Div 1 Upto & Inc 15th November 2014.......................
Pos
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
West Auckland
20
13
4
3
59
29
30
43
2
Dunston UTS
19
13
0
6
38
28
10
39
3
North Shields
17
12
1
4
38
15
23
37
4
Marske Utd
17
11
4
2
43
24
19
37
5
Bishop Auckland
17
11
1
5
34
19
15
34
6
Jarrow Roofing
20
10
4
6
39
27
12
34
7
Guisborough Town
20
9
5
6
41
29
12
32
8
Bedlington Terrs
20
10
2
8
41
35
6
32
9
Durham City
18
9
3
6
34
27
7
30
10
Shildon
14
9
2
3
34
17
17
29
11
Morpeth Town
22
7
8
7
37
40
-3
29
12
Consett
16
7
5
4
37
25
12
26
13
Whitley Bay
17
7
3
7
31
39
-8
24
14
Ashington
18
6
5
7
33
31
2
23
15
W. Allotment Celtic
17
6
1
10
27
44
-17
19
16
Newton Aycliffe
21
6
1
14
24
43
-19
19
17
N' Benfield
16
5
3
8
29
26
3
18
18
Penrith
18
4
6
8
30
43
-13
18
19
Celtic Nation
20
4
5
11
23
43
-20
17
20
Billingham Syn
18
3
2
13
28
48
-20
11
21
Sunderland RCA
16
2
4
10
19
35
-16
10
22
Crook Town
21
1
3
17
23
75
-52
6

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Dunston UTS 2 Sunderland RCA 0

Dunston progress in League Cup...

11 November 2014
Northern League Cup R2
Dunston UTS 2 
Sunderland RCA  0
Att 119

Dunston entertained Sunderland RCA in the EBAC Northern League Cup at Dunston UTS Stadium.  The tie sees Dunston currently second top in the league play against second bottom, although RCA do have games in hand on the teams around them.
 
Today Billy Irwin is without the services again of Hodgson, Burrell (both knee injuries), Connell (suspended) and McAndrew (hernia op), but has recently signed a player Republic of Ireland Dan O’Reilly, now residing in the Dunston area.  Tonight side is the team that started the game against Morpeth.

Dunston were first to show on 4 minutes as Ormston put a low cross into the area which ex Dunston goalkeeper Carmichael collected safely. RCA replied a minute later as Davis also put in a low cross which Gilhespy did well to clear. On 10 Harrison had a shot well taken by Carmichael, then 2 minutes later a low cross from Wilson found Dixon only 10 yards out but his shot went over the bar. On 15 Austin-Wilson won a corner which was taken by Brown but was too strong and cleared the goal area. A minute later Harrison again had a shot saved by Carmichael.
 
On 21 Wray got in a header from a Richardson free kick which was saved low down by Clark. 4 minutes later Wilson had a diving header attempt at the front post from an Ormston cross. On 30 Nicky Kane turned on a ball from Dixon and his diagonal shot went across goal and past he far post. On 32 Dan Halliday was fouled by Davis and could not resume because of a leg injury and was replaced by Cattanach. On 37, Wightman was played in by Dixon; he put his shot just wide of the near post. Overall, the first half was not awe inspiring as both sides built up moves but failed to cash in on the final stage, with both the goalkeepers hardly being tested.

Half time score: 0 – 0

In the second half it was RCA who started better and did put The Dunston goal under pressure, on 48 a Brown corner was headed by Barton and Clark did well to tip over the bar, from that corner Austin Wilson headed across the goal and just wide of the far post. Dunston were building up passing moves and on 55 Ormston shot over the bar, on 56 Wightman forced a corner from a good pass from Wilson. RCA replied when Callen fed Austin-Wilson whose shot across goal went one foot past the far post. On 65, a Richardson free kick from the corner flag was met by a looping header from Barton over Clark and onto the cross bar. 3 minutes later a Wightman long throw was headed to safety for a corner, Harrisons over hit corner kick was too strong and went safe out of play. On 69, Davis turned on a ball in the area and shot over the bar from 18 yards.
 
On 72, Clark did well to punch clear a corner kick; unfortunately it fell to Bythway who sent a volley back on target an Ormston had to clear off the line. Dunston broke away down the field  and Bulford did well to chase down a Wilson forward pass, his pull back found Ormston who shot home from 6 yards 1- 0 to Dunston after 74 minutes. RCA came straight back and  Barton shot on 75 had Clark scrambling after a spinning ball, But Clark managed to collect as Austin- Wilson challenged. On 81 a Wilson cross was met by Ormston whose shot hit the goalkeeper, Wilson then fired another shot which resulted in a rebounded ball but although Ormston challenged on the ground he won the ball but was unable to direct his shot. Dunston tried to control play against a fighting RCA side, however on 90 minutes it was Dunston who again scored as Bulford latched onto a Wilson diagonal ball and fired it past the advancing Carmichael  2- 0 to Dunston and game over.

Full time score: Dunston UTS 2  Sunderland RCA 0

A rather lack lustre game with both sides scrapping it out in midfield but not really creating scoring opportunities, RCA went closest to scoring at the beginning of the second half but this seemed to wake Dunston up and as a result the winning goals came from Ormston and Bulford. This was a good result for Dunston from an overall average team performance.

Dunston Man of the Match: Gary Ormston, whose goal line clearance and then 2 minutes later goal at the opposite end set up the Dunston victory, Mentions also for Andy Clark and the defensive pairing of Gilhespy and Coulson who were kept busy by the fizzing Austin- Wilson and wily Barton of RCA.

Dunston UTS: Clark, Harrison, Halliday (Cattanach 32), Williams, Coulson, Gilhespy, Ormston, Dixon, Wilson, Wightman (O’Reilly 87), Kane (Bulford 63)  Subs not Used: Harbottle, Preen

Sunderland RCA: Carmichael, Richardson, Bythway, Wray, Brown, Davis, Charlton, Jury, Barton, Austin-Wilson, Callen (McNab 87).  Subs not used: Morris, Henderson, Preston.

Referee, T. Fletcher, Assistants, D. Wylam, N. Milburn.

Dunston's next game:
Home to Guisborough Town, in League on Saturday 18 November 2014, 3:00 pm KO

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Morpeth Town 1 Dunston UTS 3


Dunston tame Morpeth Tigers to go Second....

8th November 2014
EBAC Northern League Division 1
Morpeth Town 1
Dunston UTS 3

Dunston travelled north up the A1 to Morpeth to play the town team in their EBAC Northern League fixture. Morpeth are currently in mid table with 26 points from 20 games. Dunston are having their second visit to Morpeth this season after their early season FA cup 2‐0 victory, Dunston are currently in third position after losing the opportunity to go second during the week when their lack of scoring power saw them go down 1‐0 on a wet and gloomy night.

Today Billy Irwin is without the services again of Hodgson, Burrell (both knee injuries), Connell ( side) McAndrew (hernia op), Preen (unavailable) and Scott Fenwick who has recently signed pro forms with Hartlepool United but has recently signed Harbottle from a Swedish club side. David Coulson and Scorer also return from injuries for selection. Morpeth meanwhile have only recently signed ex Spennymoor player Keith (Rasher) Graydon.

The afternoon started with both sides and their supporters having 1 minutes silence in respect and remembrance of the fallen in our armed services.

Dunston started well and almost took an early lead as he picked up a poor Dryden free kick from outside his area but he could not direct a powerful enough shot from 40 yards out as Dryden back pedalled. Morpeth were also quick off the mark as Taylor passed to Henderson but his cross was overhit and over the bar. On 7 minutes Dunston mounted another attack as Wightman beat his man down the right flank and put in across for Wilson which was deflected to Dixon outside of the box, Dixon steadied and side footed a shot into the Morpeth net for the opening goal. Dunston continued to attack and from a Halliday corner on 9, Greive the tall Morpeth defender had to clear for another corner, from a Harrison corner the ball was fed out to Kane whose shot went over the bar. 3 minutes later Wightman was just unable to direct his header on target from a Halliday cross after some good approach play involving Halliday and Wilson.
 
Morpeth replied with a Bell free kick from 25 yards out which went over the bar on 17, 4 minutes later Bell again shot over from 25 yards out after a loose defensive clearance. On 23, Graydon put a free kick over the bar from just outside the box. Play continued with both sides battling for control of the midfield, however on 30 Anderson played a ball into Chilton who looped a header over Clark which rebounded off the crossbar and was cleared. Dunston responded and Dixon fed the ball back to Williams whose shot went over the bar on 32, and 3 minutes later Dan Halliday unleashed a fierce shot which beat Dryden only to bounce back off the post. On 37 Wightman picked up a ball 20 yards out and placed a low shot on target which beat the diving Dryden and went into the het for 2--‐0 to Dunston, a score which remained until half time.

Half time score: 0 ‐ 2

The second half started with both sides fighting for possession and their were no scoring opportunities until the 60 minute when Dunston were awarded a free kick on the edge of the Morpeth box for a foul on Ormston, Hallidays kick was too high and over the bar. A minute later Dixon chased a through ball and pulled a low cross into the goal area which Dryden did well to smother, this was followed by a Dan Wilson shot which went across the face of the Morpeth goal. On 67, Wilson headed a cleared ball into Kane' s run but Kane could only direct his shot across the goal and wide. A minute later Wightman received a cross field ball from Wilson, Wightman entered the box but his cross shot was just too long and over the bar. On 72 Bulford came off the bench replacing Kane and he was immediately in on the action after Wightman turned two men in the Dunston half and spotting Bulford in a clear position played an excellent 60 yard diagonal pass which Bulford ran onto and and took into the box and shot home past Dryden for 3--‐0 to Dunston after 75 minutes.

Morpeth replied with a mazy run into the box by Taylor whose shot went past the far post. On 80 minutes Dixon made a good run onto a channel ball on the left wing, his low cross was met by Wilson whose shot was saved. Morpeth were mounting a final assault as the game approached the final 5 minutes. On 88 minutes Chilton entered a packed Dunston area, as he tried to shoot the ball slid away and he collided with the advancing Clark, for some unknown reason the referee awarded a penalty much too all parties surprise as it was Chilton who caught Clark, Clark recovered to be cautioned and Taylor put an unstoppable penalty kick in off the bottom of the post for what was to be a consolation goal. The game proceeded to a final 3 ‐ 1 victory for Dunston with the only other opportunity falling to Harbottle who in added on time, broke through the Morpeth defence only to scuff his shot and Dryden saved.

Full time score: Morpeth Town 1 Dunston. 3

A game of taken opportunities as Dunston appeared to have learned from their previous game, Dunston earned their victory and were unfortunate not to end with a clean sheet. This victory was a good team performance which sees Dunston move up into second place in the league as Marske and West Auckland drew in a top of the league fixture.

Dunston Man of the Match: Gareth Williams whose defensive midfield role almost made the Morpeth sides catalyst, Taylor ineffective, whilst still being able to back up the forward moves of his side. Dan Wilson and Wightman also deserve mentions for their selfless forward play holding up the ball while reinforcements arrived.

Morpeth Town: Dryden, Henderson (Forster 72), Novak, Hall, Buchanan, Grieve, Taylor, Graydon, Anderson, Chilton, Bell (Fry 82) Subs not used: Jewels, Hiftle, Waugh.

Dunston UTS: Clark, Harrison, Halliday, Williams, Coulson, Gilhespy, Ormston, Dixon, Wilson, Wightman (Harbottle 82), Kane (Bulford 72) Subs not Used: Cattenach, Scorer

Dunston's next game: Home to Sunderland RCA,League Cup Tuesday 11 November 2014, 7:30 pm KO

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Celtic Nation 1 Dunston UTS 0

Dismal Weather Dismal Result..

4th November 2014
EBAC Northern League Division 1
Celtic Nation1
Dunston UTS 0

Dunston travelled to Cumbria on a cold rainy night to play Celtic Nation in the EBAC Northern League. After 17 games Celtic have collected 13 points and are currently in seventeenth place after their successful side of last season has virtually disappeared following the surprise resignation of their owner and sponsor.

Dunston are in third place and only 3 points behind West Auckland who have 36 points but with two games in hand. Tonight Dunston are again struggling to name an established side because of work commitments and injuries although tongs are in the fire for new signings to add to the squad.

Dunston started well and had a lot of possession, but the final ball was found to be lacking penetration to trouble the Celtic keeper. On 4 Bulford headed over a Williams cross, Ormston shot over the bar from 18 yards after a good build up on 8, 2 minutes later a Harrison free kick was cleared at the back post. On 12 Earl had a shot which Clark took low down. Williams tried a 40 yard shot which went just over the bar on 15, before Bulford harried a defender won the ball but his shot curved away past the far post.

Nation retaliated on 17 as Armstrong got a shot in off an Allen cross at the far post which Clark saved. On 25, a Halliday free kick into the far post was pushed away by Casson. 5 minutes later Allen had a shot blocked by Harrison and from the resulting corner Allen rose unchallenged at the front post to deflect the ball into the Dunston net 1-0 Celtic Nation on 31 minutes. Dunston had another chance on 35 as Harrison crossed but Ormston could not get a head on it.

Half time score: 1 - 0

Dunston came out firing in the second half but once again moves broke down too easily with sloppy control, on 47 a Halliday cross was met by the head of Fenwick but went over the bar. Nation nearly went two up as Earl shot and the ball was inadvertently deflected by the referee, causing Clark to change direction to save at the front post. On 55 a Halliday corner had to punched away to safety by Casson . On 63 Kelvin got to corner kick and headed onto the bar and clear. A minute later Allen crossed and Armstrong headed goalwards and Clark had to make a save, from the next corner Clark blocked another header on the line and the ball was cleared. On 66 Dan Halliday put in a corner to the back post and Bulford forced a save from Casson, within a minute a Halliday free kick into the back post where Dixon could just not bundle the ball into the net, another minute and a Harrison cross was headed clear of danger by Brown.

Dunston were now in the ascendency but as the rain got stronger so did Celtics defence, on 76 Wilson had 2 shots blocked and the Dixon fired over the bar from 20 yards. A minute later Halliday had a goal bound shot blocked, Dunston were trying but mistakes were occurring and chances being missed, on 82, Douglas broke and shot over the bar, before Wilson sent a header goalwards only to be deflected wide. In the final minutes Clark sent in long free kick from the half way line and Dixons header was saved.
 
In added on time for stoppages and time wasting Bulford had a header from a Harrison cross go just over the bar.

Full time score: Celtic Nation 1 Dunston 0

A game of missed opportunities and Dunston being punished again for a defensive error in allowing Allen space and opportunity to glance a header into the net. Dunston tried in the second half but did not have the ability to force an equaliser never mind a winner, meanwhile goal keeper Andy Clark pulled off some good saves at the other end, especially a deflected shot off the referee which had him going the wrong way.

Dunston Man of the Match: Andy Clark pulled off some good saves keeping his side in with a chance to get back into the game. Gareth Williams also did well in a packed midfield on a sticky pitch. Dan Wilson also did well after coming on as substitute for the tiring Scott Fenwick.

Celtic Nation: Casson, Kelvin (Moylan 70), Lee, Crozier, Bowman, Brown, Armstrong (Roberts 66), Cummersky, Allan, Earl ( Salkeld 86), Douglas. Subs not used: Roberts,
Coward, Moylan, Salkeld, Broome.

Dunston UTS: Clark, Harrison, Halliday, Williams, Cattanach, Gilhespy, Ormston, Dixon, Fenwick (Wilson 65), Bulford, Kane (Wightman 70). Subs not Used: Coulson, Preen

Dunston's next game: away to Morpeth Town,League 8 November 2014, 3:00 pm KO

Report By T.C