Mach report Brighouse Town vs Dunston UTS FC
Dunston made it 2 wins in the space of 2 days and moved 4 points clear at the top of The Pitching-In Premier League North West Division following a captivating 4-3 win away to Brighouse Town.
The League leaders have won 3 games from 3 on their travels to Yorkshire but Chris Swailes was under no illusion of how tough the game would be heading into the fixture.
The hosts got off to the a fine start and lead after 2 minutes through James Hurley, a free kick whipped over Connell and headed back into danger ended with Hurtley powering in his effort into the net.
Connell made up for his mistake 4 minutes later, his delivery up-field collected by Connor Bell who was upended in the box by Brighouse keeper George Clarke. Up stepped Terry Galbraith who made no mistake from the spot with a calmly taken spot kick, the experienced defender taking his tally to 3 goals for the season so far.
Stand in skipper Michael Hall gave Dunston the lead 5 minutes later, Galbraith with a dangerously whipped in free kick, picking out the goal scoring prowess of Hall.
Galbraith further extended Dunston’s lead on 39, a scuffed corner in the box, an ensuing scramble, saw Galbraith finish as the away side went into half time leading 3-1.
The opening 20 minutes of the second half went by with little of note, say for Scrappy rattling the cross bar with a ferocious strike. The introduction of Laurence Sorhaindo on the 63rd minute seemed to change the home side’s fortunes.
On the 72nd minute Alhahassne Keita glided past two blue shirts down the left hand side to smash in his effort at the near post and get Brighouse back in the game. 2 minutes later the home side levelled the score; following some impressive play on the edge of the box, a Kurt Harris lay off saw Sorhaindo adjust his body goal wards and smash the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the box.
Dunston had looked nervy during a fine spell from Brighouse. However, just like the game on the weekend, where Dunston had surrendered a lead, they were not finished as Connor Bell, on his full league debut, ensured all 3 points on 80 minutes with his first goal for the club, finishing from close range as Scott Heslop marauded down the wing to send in a sumptuous delivery.
In a game of excitement, nerves and entertainment, playing twice in the space of 3 days is a big ask for even professional players. So after a solitary days rest, a full day at work and a two hour journey on a coach, having to endure the monotony of the A1, to come away with 3 points on a wet Monday night in Yorkshire speaks volumes for the tenacity, belief, work rate and attitude of Chris Swailes and his players.
Dunston now take a break from League football as they welcome Clitheroe to The UTS Stadium on Saturday in the Buildabase FA Trophy second qualifying round.
Dunston UTS FC Supporters Club Man of the match awarded to: Terry Galbraith
Terry Galbraith is proudly sponsored by:
Home shirt - Players of Dunston UTS FC’s F.A. Vase winning team of 2012
Away shirt - Players of Dunston UTS FC’s F.A. Vase winning team of 2012
Training shirt; Dunston UTS FC Supporters Club (Lamesley Branch)