Saturday, 31 October 2015

Dunston win 5-0 at Norton...

31st October 2015
Northern League Div 1
Norton & Stockton 0
Dunston UTS 5 (Morien 4, Thear)
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Dunston were on their travels again, this time down to Teesside to face a Norton side who currently sit third bottom in the League Table. Despite losing their management team and most of the players who gained promotion last season, Norton have pulled off a couple of outstanding results this time around and could not be taken lightly. Dunston were still struggling to field a team with several players missing and were forced to enlist the help of Kane Young who agreed to come out of retirement. Manager Billy Irwin was without the services of Michael Pearson, Kai Hewitson, Adam Wilkinson, Andy Clark, Luke Gilhespy and Craig Hodgson but was boosted by the return of Liam Thear, Alex Francis, Dale Burrell, Dale Pearson and Dan Smith.
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Dunston made a positive start and kept possession during the early exchanges on a greasy playing surface. On six minutes Dale Pearson burst through onto a good pass by Matty Fisher and his powerful shot beat keeper Michael Thackery only to crash back off the crossbar. After further Dunston pressure, Norton broke out on 12 minutes and only a timely intervention by Dan Smith prevented centre-forward Matt Wake from threatening Liam Connell’s goal. Two minutes later, Liam Thear made a great run on the right and cut into the box before setting up Malkie Morien who shot home for a well worked opener. 1 – 0 to Dunston.


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With the boost of the early lead Dunston were rampant and in the 16th minute Thear made a penetrating diagonal run past three defenders and  slotted a perfectly weighted through-ball which Malkie Morien controlled before cleverly rounding Thackery to pass into the unguarded goal, 2 – 0 to Dunston.
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Norton were shocked by these two quick goals and fell even further behind only three minutes later when Liam Thear exchanged passes with Alex Francis to glide past his marker and shoot left-footed into the corner of the net. 3 – 0 to Dunston.

The home side tried to break out through Curtis Constantine but strong defending by Scott Martindale and Gary Shaw ensured that Connell was not tested. On 29 minutes a Francis free-kick saw a Thear header fly just wide with the keeper beaten. On 34 minutes another flowing move from the visitors ended with a superb back-heel from Steven Richardson to set Malkie Morien clear again and he made no mistake from close range to complete his hat-trick. 4 – 0 to Dunston.

Though Norton were trying hard to get back into the game, the Dunston midfield and defence were putting in some determined challenges to maintain the upper hand. Despite playing out of position, Dan Smith at right-back and Dale Burrell at sweeper, were dominant. Matty Fisher was getting through some tireless work and Alex Francis was pulling the strings in midfield and attack.
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Dale Pearson was grafting hard up-front, even though he had not fully recovered from a bout of flu and as usual Steven Richardson and Malkie Morien were causing problems for the opposing defenders. When left-back Gary Shaw made a fine run on the left after 41 minutes he was set-up by Dale Pearson and went past his marker to clip over an excellent cross which was firmly headed past the helpless Thackery by Malkie Morien. 5 – 0 to Dunston. In the closing stages of the first-half Dunston continued to dominate a dispirited home side but were unable to add to the score.
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Half-time Score: Norton & Stockton 0 Dunston UTS 5..
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In an attempt to inject some fire into their play, Norton introduced substitute Jason Blackburn at the start of the second-half and it almost brought an immediate reward when he shot just over Liam Connell’s goal on 48 minutes. Two minutes later Morien forced a right-wing corner at the other end and when Dale Pearson sent the flag-kick to the far-post, Steven Richardson saw his header cleared off the goal-line. In the 54th minute Norton’s Wake sent a powerful strike towards goal but the effort flew straight at Connell who was able to gather safely. On 70 minutes Richardson made a skillful run on the right but his dangerous cross was scooped over by Morien.
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Five minutes later, Liam Thear hammered a low shot narrowly past the post after a fine run by substitute Michael Tucker. Norton almost grabbed a consolation goal on 77 minutes after a good run by Constantine saw Morrison Davies shoot over. In the next minute Dunston went close to extending their lead when Alex Francis was inches away from converting a low Richardson cross in the six-yard box. In the 79th minute Matty Fisher almost got on the score-sheet but his effort went just past the target. This proved to be his last contribution as he was replaced by Kane Young who came on to ensure that Dunston saw out the game without conceding in the last ten minutes.
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Dunston Man-of-the-Match:  Malkie Morien. After scoring four goals, Malkie had to get the vote but in truth this was a very strong team performance in which every player contributed. A true Dunston style effort.
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Norton & Stockton Ancients: Thackery, Morley, Young, Laing, Mulligan, Poole, Martin, Cocks (Blackburn), Wake (Pennal), Constantine, Davies (Thwaite). Subs not used: Jackson, O’Brien.

Dunston UTS: Connell, Smith, Shaw, Fisher (Young), Martindale, Burrell, Thear, Francis, Richardson, Morien (Tucker), Pearson D. Subs not used: Halliday.
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Referee, D. Woodward. Assistants, 0.Easson and J. Stephenson
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Match Pictures Can be viewed here
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Programme £1:00


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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Dunston Exit Durham Challenge Cup

Durham Challenge Cup R1
27th October 2015
Dunston UTS 2 (Richardson, Shaw)
Sunderland RCA 3
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Gary Shaw scores 1st goal of the night for Dunston.


Steven Richardson score Dunston's second.





Referee. S. Sugden.

Attendance 124

Photo's thx to Tim Robinson Can be viewed here

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Dunston give away points again..

24th October 2015
EBAC Northern League Division 1
Jarrow roofing 5

Dunston UTS 2
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Dunston were on their travels again to play Jarrow Roofing in the EBAC Northern League. Roofing are currently in mid table and getting some creditable results while Dunston are in the recovering from a blip in results but two victories at home were a step on the road of recovery.

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Manager Billy Irwin has however got injury and players holiday problems leaving Dan Halliday (groin), Dale Burrell (shoulder), Alex Francis (knee), Craig Hodges (knee), Adam Wilkinson (honeymoon), Steven Harrison (holiday) and Dan Smith (suspended) all not available but has been out and resigned Gary Shaw (Durham City) and Stephen Goddard to enhance the squad. With so many experienced players out the side looks to depend on young Fisher and Richardson doing a job in midfield, while Kai Hewitson gets a full team start up front and Gary Shaw slots into left back.
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Dunston started well and Morien got the first chance which he shot over the bar after Hewitson laid off on the edge of the box, and then Hewitson was played through but goalkeeper Regan blocked his shot. Jarrow settled and put pressure on the Dunston defence which coped well. On 8 Pearson (M) received from Hewitson and tried a cross when a shot would have been the better option. A minute later a Thear free kick was headed clear of goal and then Dale Pearson turned and shot wide of the near post from the edge of the box.

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Jarrow replied with a shot wide of the target by Hedley. On 14, Shaw cross the ball was returned back to him but he was crowded out and could not cross again. On 15 a corner fell to Richardson whose shot was blocked on the line. A minute later and Morien headed a free kick from Martindale into the net for 1- 0 to Dunston, However this was short lived on 20 Hedley crossed into the Dunston 6 yard box Chow headed, Connell stopped the first attempt but an alert Chow poked home the equaliser, immediately from the Kick off Shaw put in a low cross which was cleared for a corner, from the corner Richardson at the post was able to back heel a shot into the net 2-1 to Dunston.
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Again Jarrow replied quickly on 24 as Connell and this defence failed to clear a long clearance allowing Chow to roll the ball into an empty net 2-2. On 25 Michael Pearson tried a shot from 25 yard which went just wide of the near post, before once again the Dunston defence failed to stop Barns driving into the box and played in a low cross which Rundle was on hand to turn into the net 3-2 to Jarrow. Dunston tried to recover with shots from Fisher on 28, but Jarrow were now confident and Connell had to stop a Rundle headed effort with the help of the post on 38 from a free kick. Just before half time Morien made his own space to shoot but Regan was able to collect.  
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Half Time Jarrow Roofing 3 Dunston 2
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Goddard came on for the injured Thear at half time, but Jarrow got the first chance of the second half as Hedley played a cross /shot which went past the far post. Hewitson limped out of the action on 50 replaced by Dan Halliday and the team was reshuffled again. On 52 Martindale headed a Pearson corner narrowly wide and Richardson a minute later shot wide of the far post, before Richardson got in a header from another Pearson corner, Martindale was able to retrieve the part clearance and his low cross was claimed by the goalkeeper.

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On 60 Rundle shot wide of the Dunston far post and a minute later Marshall shot from 25 yards into the Dunston net for 4-2. Nothing seemed to be going right for Dunston and heads started to go down despite a Richardson shot on 64 which was blocked and cleared and a Goddard cross was headed behind by Errington. On 75 , on as substitute Keiron Wrightson collected 18 yards out centre of goal and shot wide, Dunston running on low energy tanks could only reply with a Goddard cross into the area which was dropped by Regan as but reclaimed as Michael Pearson raced in.
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On 79 Chow, a thorn in Dunston’s side for many past games got his third as he picked up on a loose pass in midfield and slotted past Connell form 18 yards and it was 5 -2 to Jarrow. Connell kept the deficit with two good saves from Wrightson on 90 minutes and Chow in added on time with saves to shots low down to his right and just inside the post.
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Final Score: Jarrow Roofing 2 Dunston UTS 2
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To many forced changes left Dunston with a depleted side and despite scoring to lead twice they never looked like holding the lead. Jarrow to their credit plundered the rocky Dunston defence and look advantage of some very loose play to score their goals. Overall this was the worst performance of the season against a side that were beatable on another day.
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Dunston’s Man of the Match: Unable to select as most players were down in a very poor performance were team spirit was again lacking
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Jarrow Roofing: Regan, Errington, Marshall, White, Myers, Vipond, Barns, Carson Chow, Hedley, Rundle (Wrightson 66). Wells, Subs not used: Pilatos, Burrel, Lartay, Greenwell
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Dunston UTS: Connell, Pearson, Shaw, Fisher, Smith, Martindale, Gilhespy, Thear, Richardson, Hewitson, Pearson D, Morien (Halliday 50). Subs not used: Clark, Francis
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Report by T.C.
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Next Home Game. Durham Challenge Cup - Dunston UTS vs Sunderland RCA on 27th October 2015 7:30pm KO


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Dunston battle to defeat Bishops..

20th October 2015
EBAC Northern League Division 1
Dunston UTS 2

Bishop Auckland 1
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Dunston welcomed Bishop Auckland to the Dunston UTS Stadium for the EBAC Northern League Division 1 game. Bishops after a slow start are picking up form and points and slowly rising up the very competitive league. Dunston manager Billy Irwin has to make changes from Saturday’s 3-1 victory against Consett due to injuries to Francis (knee), Burrell (shoulder), Hodgson (knee), alongside the longer term Halliday (leg) and welcomes Steven Harrison back to the team at left back. 
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Both teams started cautiously and tried to assess their opposition, with Dunston getting the an early opportunity as Dale Pearson found himself on the edge of the area on 2 minutes and his shot went into the net off the post to ease the Dunston sides nerves. Bishops replied with a 25 yard free kick by Sweet which Connell had to tip over the bar on 4, Thear at the opposite end tried a side-footed effort which was saved after Fisher had been played in down the right wing and played in a low cross. On 7 as Dunston applied a bit of pressure Thear shot into the side netting from 5 yards out on an acute angle. Bishops replied on 12, with a chipped shot by Palmer which just went over the bar, followed 2 minutes later by a Tarling driven shot which went straight to Connell who collected.

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On 15, Richardson played a through ball to Morien whose effort was deflected for a corner. Bishop replied with a looping header from Tarling which Connell save one handed as the ball went towards the top corner. Fisher was playing well in midfield and on 18; his through ball to Dale Pearson was only just too strong and went through to the keeper. On 22, Ward headed onto Sweet who from an unbalanced turn shot softly on target but was easily collected by Connell.
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Two minutes later, Dale Pearson had a shot deflected for a corner before he was fouled by a challenge by Bott in the box, Pearson took the penalty and struck it well and Bell in the Bishops net diving to his right forced the ball up and away from the goal, but before the ball could be cleared Smith was fouled in the area by Tarling resulting in another penalty. Morien stepped up to take this one and again it was struck well but again Bell diving low to his right was able to save the ball and prevent Bishops going 2 down. On 27 Fisher tried a shot from 25 yards which Bell saved. Play settled again and Bishops regained their composure on 33 Connell had to collected a cross by Nichols at his front post under a heavy challenge.
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Two minutes later Fisher was again on target from 25 yards but saw his effort blocked and cleared before Dale Pearson was fed into the box by Richardson only to see his cross to the back post cleared. On 38 Bishop were back in the game as a free kick from the touchline was flicked on by Zambra and evaded the Dunston defence and went into the net at the far post to make the score 1-1. On 40 Richardson miss-kicked a pass in a defensive area and set up Johnson for an 18 yard shot which went narrowly past the post as Connell came out.
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Approaching Half time Dunston had 2 further chances on 41, Thear had a 25 yard shot partially stopped by Bell but collected just as Dale Pearson approached and then on 45 as a Harrison shot was deflected over the near post cross bar by Tarling Half Time score 1-1.

Bishops got the first chance of the second half on 48 as a Nichols cross was headed clear over his own cross bar by Harrison, followed by Harrison at the opposite end on 51, trying a long range effort which went wide of the far post. On 53 minutes Pearson had effort saved as he headed on target before Bishops had two efforts blocked by brave challenges by Smith and Morien in the Dunston 6 yard box on 56.

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Dunston got what proved to be the winner on 59 as a Fisher cross into the far post was met by Dale Pearson who forced the ball home from a yard off the line, 2-1 to Dunston. Bishops replied with a header by Palmer on 60 with Connell making a save, two minutes later Michael Pearson pulled off a great tackle to prevent a shot by Nicholls who had dribbled into the box. On 68, Thear took on his man and shot only to see his effort hit the side netting. A minute later Morien was played into the box his effort beat Bell but was cleared near the line by Purewall.
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Bishops were still trying and on 74 Nicholl saw 20 yard shot crash and rebound off the cross bar and to safety. On 83 Wilkinson on as a substitute for Richardson pulled off a good tackle to prevent Johnson from getting into the area. As Dunston played out and contained the Bishops side up to the end of the game which ended with a Fisher run down the left wing and shooting across the face of the Bishops goal and past the far post.
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Full time Score: Dunston 2 Bishop Auckland 1

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With a patchwork side Dunston battled to produce a good performance against an improving side, an early Dale Pearson goal gave them confidence and despite a slight setback of two saved penalties and a Zambra back headed goal from 10 yards out in the first half. Dunston rallied again in the second half and deserved their second goal and held onto the lead until the end of the game against a Bishop Auckland side that were not going to give up.
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Dunston’s Man of the Match: Matty Fisher – A storming effort in midfield, Matty was ably supported by Dan Smith to prevent Bishops attacks and set up chances for the forwards. This was an overall good performance by Dunston which brought about a well-deserved 3 points.
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Dunston UTS: Connell, Pearson M, Harrison, Smith, Martindale, Gilhespy, Thear (Hewitson 75), Fisher, Richardson (Wilkinson 82), Morien (Hewitson 67), Pearson D. Subs not used: Clark.
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Bishop Auckland: Bell, Thompson, Jury, Purewall, Bott, Zambra, Palmer, Tarling (Griffiths 55), Johnson, Ward (Saunders 75), Nicholls. Subs not used Irving, Mouanda, Mitchell.
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Referee, John Matthews, Assistants, Jamie Cann, Gary Todd.
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Report by T.C.
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Next Home Game: Durham Challenge Cup vs Sunderland RCA on Tuesday 27th October 2015,
Kick Off 7:30pm

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Dunston back with a deserved win against Consett

17th October 2015
EBAC Northern League Division 1
Dunston UTS 3
Consett 1

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Dunston returned to a home fixture after 4 successive away fixtures which have only gleaned 2 pts and welcome Consett to the Dunston UTS Stadium for the EBAC Northern League Division 1 game. Consett have had a good start to the season and are currently above Dunston who are still in the top ten. Manager Billy Irwin makes changes from Wednesdays defeat although Halliday is still injured and unable to take part in what is hoped will be a better team performance.
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The game started with both sides feeling their way Consett win a corner on 2 minutes but the Dunston defence got it clear and then Thear played a through ball for Morien which just had too much pace on it. On 6 minutes Sweet played in a free kick which Gilhespy cleared. Dunston took the lead on 8 as a Thear free kick into the back post found Martindale on hand to poke home, bringing a relief to the Dunston side.
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Playing with a lot more confidence, Dunston began to control the game and on 9, Thear went into box and laid a ball off to Burrell who shot wide of the target, in 13 Francis played into Thear who flicked it through to Richardson who had unfortunately strayed offside. On 15 Dunston lost Francis to a leg injury and he was replaced by Matty Fisher. From Fisher’s first touch he fed in Morien who shot home from 15 yards for 2-0 to Dunston. Consett replied as King played in Sweet, but the out coming Connell did enough to ensure that Sweets shot went wide of the target.
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On 21 Richardson played a neat interchange with Thear on the edge of the box, resulting in a Thear low cross into the area and past the far post. Play settled for a while with both defences holding out well and on 33 Michael Pearson had Dunston fans hearts in their mouths as he broke up a Dunston attack and headed back to Connell who collected just under the cross bar. On 35 Dunston almost went further ahead as a Richardson header struck the bar from a Dale Pearson free kick into the back post, this relief for Consett was short lived as on 37 Thear played in a cross to the back post and Morien was on hand to head into the top corner to make it 3-0.

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A minute later it could have been 4 as Richardson fed Morien who struck the ball well onto see it crash off the bar and get cleared. As the game approached half time Michael Pearson tried to feed Morien through on goal but the pass just had too much pace, in added on time former Dunston player Danny Craggs unleashed a shot from the edge of the box and Connell did well to save low down diving to his right.
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Half Time score 3-0 to Dunston.
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Consett introduced substitutes for both full backs at half time in an attempt to strengthen their defence and it was Consett who got the first opportunity of the half as Sweets first attempt was blocked and his second attempt at the rebound went wide of the target. On 50 Smith for Consett crossed to the back post where Mackay headed just wide. Dunston rallied and on 62, a quick free kick on halfway from Richardson to Morien put him in one v one on Jeffries, Jefferies did well to force Morien wide and out of play, a minute later Dan Smith broke on the right wing and his cross into the back post was just too hard for Morien to control.
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On 68 Hewitson on as a substitute for Morien had a shot past the far post. Consett were trying to get back in the game and on 70 they forced a corner which the Dunston defence cleared. On 74 Sweet received a ball in the 18 yard box, looking well off side as Dunston waited for the whistle Sweet played the ball past Connell and into the net 3-1 to Dunston. Buoyed by their goal Consett rallied as Sullivan crossed for Sweet who headed wide of the far post.
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On 83 Mackay was dribbling across the Dunston box before a timely challenge prevented a shot and the ball was cleared. With the came into added on tie Richardson fed in Hewitson who was just unable to control and shoot on target as Jefferies came out to collect the ball.
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Full time Score: Dunston 3 Consett 1
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After a short spell Dunston took control of the game and scored 3 good goals before half time. The second half was a bit more even and the only goal by Consett was well taken although looked offside and was little more than a consolation. Dunston battled well as a team and built up a lot of confidence lost in the past few games 
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Dunston’s Man of the Match: Liam Thear – Liam worked his magic in the first half and created chances, understandably his work rate was stemmed in the second half against a fresh full back, but was still able to be a thorn in the Consett side. Other good performances came from Gilhespy in defence and Fisher who worked hard in midfield. 

Dunston UTS: Connell, Pearson M, Pearson D, Burrell (Hodgson 52), Martindale, Gilhespy, Smith D, Francis (Fisher 15), Richardson, Morien (Hewitson 67), Thear. Subs not used: Wilkinson, Clark,
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Consett: Jeffies, Buzzeo (Lavery 45), Brown (Slocombe 45) Little, McKinnon, Smith C, Grant, Craggs, Sweet, Mackay, Ryan (Sullivan 57). Subs not used McLane, Hall.

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Referee, James Simpson, Assistants, Kevin McKitterick, Mark Ryan
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Report by T.C.
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Next Home Game: EBAC Northern League - vs Bishop Auckland on Wednesday 20th October 2015 7:30 pm KO

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Loss of Discipline, Structure & Game Lost again for Dunston

14th October 2015
Northern League Division 1
Morpeth Town 3
Dunston UTS 0

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Dunston on their travels again, the 4th away game in a row, to Craik park, Morpeth, to play Morpeth Town. Morpeth have started strong this season following on from their late surge at the end of last season after the strengthened their side. The Morpeth squad has 3 former players, Chris Swailes, Lee Mc Andrew and Michael Chilton. Dunston are looking to get back into a blue streak of form after a poor team performance in Saturdays game at North Shields losing 2-1 and not looking like taking the game from Shields after losing two early goals. Dunston were without the services of Dan Halliday injured and Dale Burrell is suffering from blisters but takes a place on the bench.
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The start of the game is delayed by 15 minutes due to a crash on the A1 preventing players a, strips and supporters for getting up the A1 past Kinston Park. Morpeth started well immediately on the attack but the Dunston defence repelled their advance as they gradually got into their stride. Morpeth got the first chance with Graydon playing the ball through but Connell collected on 8 minutes, Dale Pearson on 9 received a through ball from Richardson and released a shot which Dryden failed to hold as Morien advanced, Dryden recovered and collected the ball.

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On 10 an interchange between Michael Pearson and Francis saw Dunston win a corner, which was played into the box and partially cleared to Francis whose shot was blocked, the clearance came out again to Francis whose cross this time was collected by Dryden. On 14 Richardson cross was collected by Dryden at the front post. Dunston were on top and playing well until on 20 minutes Morien was fouled but the referee failed to notice the assistants frantic flagging while Morpeth broke and played a cross into the box which was poorly attended to as the ball fell to Chilton who volleyed home past Connell. 1- 0 to Morpeth despite Dunston’s protests against the referee’s poor decision.
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On 24, Novak played a free kick into the Dunston area which Martindale did well to clear for a corner. On 27 as Dunston struggled to get back in the game, Chilton played in Taylor whose shot was saved by Connell pushing it out for a corner diving to his right. From the corner Sayer shot from 35 yards out cross goal and wide of the target. On 31, Richardson got in a volleyed shot which was blocked and then won a free kick which went wide of the target by Francis. On 34, a Morpeth corner was played into the Dunston back post, the ball was played back across the Dunston goal and after some Dunston indecision Chilton managed to poke the ball into the net, 2-0 to Morpeth.
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On 36, the referee again, awarded a free kick for a soft challenge by Hodgson compounded with a caution, Dunston failed to compose themselves and Novak took advantage by blasting a 20 yard free kick shot into Connell’s left hand side of the goal, Connell tried to block but only succeeded in directing the ball into the net, 3-0 to Morpeth and game over. Morpeth fans were even surprised at the score as Dunston had crumbled. In an effort to redeem some grace, Richardson had a shot stopped by Dryden on 37, but Morpeth had further chances as Taylor broke on 40, got into the box and but for a timely sliding challenge by Gilhespy preventing his shot.
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On 41 Dale Pearson was played clear by Richardson but under challenge poked his 20 yard shot wide of the target. Chilton at the other end had a shot saved by Connell, before Dale Pearson had a cross collected by Dryden. On 44 Rusden played in across which McAndrew was unable to direct on target at the back post.

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Morpeth 3 Dunston 0 at half time.
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Dunston introduced Thear and Burrell for Morien and Francis at the break and with his first touch on and immediately after the kick off, Thear missed a golden chance from 8 yards out lifting his shot over the bar. On 47 Smith headed a ball back to Connell, Connell was surprised and wrong footed but recovered to collect the ball and prevent an own goal. On 49, Sayer poked in a shot which Connell collected. On a Dunston break on 50, Thear travelled across the Morpeth box arriving at the goal line he turned and laid a ball back into the box which was cleared.

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On 53 McAndrew had a shot defected wide of the far post and then on 54, Taylor shot from the edge of the box after McAndrew had crossed, only to see it blocked and cleared. On 59, the referee was again questioned as Thear was fouled twice in a minute on the edge of the box for denying Dunston free kicks. On 60 Taylor was played in on left but h Martindale was on hand to clear. On 64, Smith did well to hold up the ball in the Morpeth area his lay back to Hodgson resulted in a shot wide of the target. On 72 Dale Pearson fed into the box by Thear and his shot was saved by Dryden.
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In the 75 minute a Graydon free kick into the back post was just too strong for Sayer who was unable to convert. On 76, McAndrew on the left played a low cross into the box, after a clever step over the ball fell to Taggert whose shot was stopped by Connell. On 78, Smith tried a turn and volley which Dryden stopped.
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The game continued as both sides tired but another referee decision to caution Michael Pearson on 85 minutes for a collision between players trying to turn on the halfway line resulted in Pearson leaving the field for 2 cautionable offences!!!, the referee was further embarrassed as she tried to impose the caution on Fisher who had just came on a substitute.
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The game proceeded to a close and a 3-0 victory to Morpeth.
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Another case of Dunston losing their composure, discipline and structure causing them to lose the game, the side lacked leadership after 25 minutes and the players need to look at themselves to get the team out of a rut and to do it quickly as results see them dropping down the league.
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Dunston’s Man of the Match: Adam Wilkinson – although not a great performance, Adam put in a shift while others did not perform.
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Morpeth Town: Dryden, Forster, Novak, Sayer, Hall, Hiftle, Taylor (Taggert 65), Rushden (Fry 75) Carr, Chilton (Nellis 82) McAndrew. Subs not used: Anderson, Swailes.

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Dunston UTS: Connell, Pearson M, Gilhespy, Hodgson (Fisher 68), Wilkinson, Martindale, Smith, Francis (Burrell 45) Richardson, Morien (Thear 45), Pearson D Subs not used: Clark, Hewittson
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Report by T.C.
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Next Home Game. EBAC Northern League - Dunston UTS vs Consett on Saturday 17th October 2015 3:00pm KO

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Dunston Fail To Crack FA Vase Holders...


10th October 2015
North Shields 2

Dunston UTS 1
Ebac Northern League Division 1


Dunston on their travels again, this time down the River Tyne to North Sheilds to face
the current FA Vase holders, who despite a slow start to the season are currently on a five match winning run which has Seen them move into 6th place in the league just ahead of Dunston who have a game in hand and trail by 2 points.
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Dunston are in a rebuilding process after Andrew Bulford left to join South Sheilds, Michael Dixon to join Ashington and Matty Briggs has went to University down South, in coming are Dale Pearson signed from West Allotment and Kia Hewitson from Tow Law. Manager Billy Irwin is hoping for a good performance after the last game at Marske were they drew 1-1 but deserved a win.
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Sheilds had Gareth Bainbridge in their side after a period out through injury , Dan Wilson an early season transfer , and Gary Ormston a close season signing both from Dunston.
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North Shields started brightly and won a corner on 2 minutes, which was cleared, however on four minutes, as Dunston tried to clear their box, the ball fell to Ormston who laid
off to McKeown who struck a shot from 25 yards into Connell's top right corner 1-0 to Sheilds.

Dunston rallied and on 5 Michael Pearson put in a cross, which was cleared as far a Francis whose 20 yard shot was blocked. On 10, Thear tried an overhead kick, which was blocked, the ball fell to Halliday who shot wide of the post.

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A minute later, a Haliday free kick was headed on target by Wilkinson and collected by McCaffety. On 14, Burrell crossed an McCaffety again collected. On 18 Wilkinson was cautioned for a foul 25 yards out, the free kick by Bainbridge curled around the wall and past a stationary Connell into the top right corner of the goal, 2-0 to Shields.
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Dunston were controlling the play but were determined to get back into the game. On 21, Thear won a ball on the right wing side of the box by the by-line, his low cross into the area was met by Richardson who forced the ball home 2-1 to Shields.
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Wilson for Shields  attacked the Dunston defence on 25, but Gilhespy recovered to mop up the pass into the area and cleared, before Bainbridge corner was met but a soft header went wide of the target.
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On 31, Ormston had a shot pushed away by Connell, diving low to his right. On 39 Wilson beat Michael Pearson and crossed but the Dunston defence cleared. Just before the half time whistle Michael Pearson had a shot from 20 yards which went just over the bar, leaving the half time score at 2-1 to North Shields.

Sheilds came out on top at the start of the second half and on 48 Wilson shot wide of the far post from 20 yards, on 50 Bainbridge was played in behind the Dunston defence, but he shot wide of the advancing Connell and the net, on 53 Burrell Fired in from a free kick which McCafferty saved. A minute later Bainbridge shot from 20 yard out past he near left hand post. On 65, Dale Pearson had a shot deflected over the Shields goal, before Bainbridge again was played in behind th Dunston defence, with only Connell to beat, Connell forced him wide and out of play and the chance was lost.
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A major turning point of the game occurred a minute later as Dan Smith was dismissed from the field for a second caution able offence, a soft sideways trip on Holmes as he was chasing back. On 69, McKeown shot wide as Dunston tried to push on, on 73, Ormston shot past an advancing Connell only for a Dunston defender to block on the line from where the ball was cleared. Dunston were pushing for an equaliser on 83 as Michael Pearson played a ball into the front post, but just too high for Richardson, with a stretched Dunston defence McCorrigan broke clear with Connell to beat, he was forced wide but his cross was met by Wilson whose shot was blocked on 85.
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This proved to be the last chance of the game as Shields finished winners by 2 goals to 1.This was a funny but competitive game between 2 matched sides, Dunston were struck by two good goals, from Shields point of view in 18 minutes as they were settling in and pushing for a goal themselves. Dunston rallied and got a goal back on 21 minutes, but despite probing and pushing were unable to get an equaliser. Just after half time Shields should have increased their lead but were unable to actually score.
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The referee, in my opinion was very harsh on the Dunston side and on 68 minutes
was even harsher as he sent off Dan Smith for a sideways trip while chasing back, Dunston tried but could not recover and get an equaliser and while they pushed on Shields should have scored in their break always.
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All in all Dunston seemed to lack shape and ability to force McCafferty to make saves, despite having a more than fair share of possession.
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Dunston Man of the Match: Dale Burrell, In a game which cried out for a match winner, no body really stood out, Dale was tireless in midfield and tried to build up moves in
midfield, ably assisted by Dan Smith until he got sent off.
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North Shields: McCaffety, Donnison, Summerly ( Grey 89), McKeown, Parker, Coppen, Richardson,
Bainbridge (McGorrigan 69), Wilson, Holmes (Luccock 80). Subs not used Hughes, Walker
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Dunston UTS: Connell, Pearson M, Halliday (Martindale 66), Burrell, Wilkinson, Gilhespy (Hewitson 84), Smith, Francis, Richardson, Pearson D, Thear (Morien 66).
Subs not used: Fisher, Hodgson.
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Next  home game: Consett in EBAC Northern League on 17 October 2015, 3:00KO