Dunston UTS v Jarrow Roofing
Northern League Division One
30th September 2017
Report By T.C.

Dunston back on winning trail...

Dunston welcomed Jarrow Roofing to the UTS Stadium for their EBAC Northern League fixture. Dunston were eager to return to their winning form after a 3-1 defeat midweek away to Stockton Town. Roofing are currently in

the bottom 6 of the league but are still capable of pulling off a shock result as they have done in recent seasons.

Dunston were again forced to change the side as Jake Stafford has a recurrence of his thigh injury and

Michael Hall is at a wedding, they are replaced by Dan Lowther and Carl Jones.

Dunston UTS: Grant, Elliott, Halliday, Lowther, Pollock, Jones, Thear L, Burrell, Fitzpatrick, Heslop, Randell.
Subs not Used: Hiftle, Harrison, Anderson, Thear K, Stafford.

Jarrow Roofing: Newbrooke, Barnes, Walton, Myers, Donnelly, Vipond, Palmer, Kerr, Knight, Gardener, Martin.
Subs not Used: Henderson, Collingwood, Dadd, Burton, Varga.

Dunston got the first chance in the second minute as Fitzpatrick was played in by Rundle, the Roofing defence reacted and were able to clear for a corner. Roofing showed their intent on 5 minutes, as Gardener fired a volley over the bar from 20 yards out after a long ball from defence. On 7, Lowther saw his free kick deflected off the wall for a corner.

A minute later Knight saw his 25 yard shot deflected off Aidan Grant's hand and onto the post before it bounced clear. On 11, Burrell flicked a Rundle cross goal wards, from the rebound Lowthers shot went across the goal. Two minutes later Dunston took the lead as Thear, at the back post, was there to prod the ball home after a deep cross
by Rundle. Dunston appeared to be settling in but Roofing were still trying to get into the game, on 20 Palmer played in a cross from the right that just went over the bar at the back post. A minute later in what seemed a harmless ball was deflected off Pollock wrong footing Grant and entered the net for the equaliser.

Liam Thears scores Dunston's first.

Dunston replied and put pressure on the Roofing defence, on 24 the pressure told as Rundle was tripped in the area, Fitzpatrick confidently placed the kick Newbrook for 2-1 to Dunston. On 27, Dunston increased their lead as a Lowther free kick went past all and entered the net at the far post.

On 29, Dunston almost got a fourth as Fitzpatrick won the ball 40 yards out, he quickly made his way into the box an tried to slip a shot past Newbrook only for the keeper to stick out his foot and play the ball wide of the post. Roofing tried to recover and a Knight cross saw a Kerr header go wide and a Knight shot on 37, was deflected wide of the target. Play swung from end to end with chances created for both teams without any change to the score before half time.

Half Time Score: Dunston UTS 3-2 Jarrow Roofing.

Dunston had early chances in the second half as Heslop 47 fired over after Rendle pulled a ball back and then Rendle saw his free kick be tipped just over the bar on 50. Roofing got back in the game on 63 after a period of pressing the Dunston defence as Knight fired a 30 yard free kick, that was slightly deflected into the top corner of the net. Dunston almost scored on 66 as Thear dribbled into the box, his pull back to Lowther saw his shot go over from 12 yards out. A minute later Thear played in Fitzpatrick who shot was deflected wide by Newbrook.

With the game in a tense state play still flowed from box to box, on 71 a Kerr free kick was deflected and collected by Grant, back came Dunston on 74 as Elliott powerfully drove a low shot from 30 yards, Newbrook saved. Dunston began to control the game and Fitzpatrick made a chance on 77 for Heslop,but the shot was blocked.

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Five minutes later, Fitzpatrick was played in and shot but his shot was deflected for a corner before Lowther saw his 25 yard shot saved by Newbrook. Roofing pressed Dunston in the last 5 minutes, and in the last minute of added time Newbrook in the Dunston box saw his volleyed shot fly wide of the Dunston goal.

Full Time Score: Dunston UTS 3-2 Jarrow Roofing

Dunston's Man of the Match: Dan Lowther - Dan was consistent for the whole game ably assisted in the first half by Dale Burrell, Dan's work rate was great as he worked tirelesslyin front of the Dunston defence and still was able to get into some good positions in the Roofing box, scoring a goal from a tricky free kick.

This was not a great game by the Dunston side but once again they stuck to their task against a reasonably strong and resilient Jarrow Roofing side.

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