Match report: Dunston UTS FC vs Cleethorpes Town FC
Dunston were compounded to a second home defeat on the spin without scoring as Cleethorpes Town took all three points at the UTS Stadium. Owls forward Brody Robertson was the difference, scoring twice in six minutes in the second period to solidify his sides place in the playoff positions.
The first half was a scrappy affair with limited chances.First, Sadó Djalo saw a shot deflected wide before there were shouts of a penalty down the other end which the referee waved away. The best chance of the half came to Djaló. The frontman held off a defender to bring down a looping ball, but his poke goalward was acrobatically turned over by Cleekeeper Tom Jackson to keep the sides level as they entered the break.
The second half followed a similar picture to the first, with limited chances either for either side. Michael Pearson made a crucial block to get in the way of a Brody Robertson shot early on, before full back Shrimpton missed a golden opportunity, skewing an effort wide from six yards out. On 70 minutes however, the away side found a breakthrough. Robertson bought down a flick on in the Dunston box, andslid the ball into the net from three yards out. Just six minutes later, Clee asserted their dominance on the scoreline by adding a second, Robertson on hand again– capitalising on a misplaced Liam Connell clearance, charging into the box and slotting the ball home to give his side all three points.
Dunston will look to bounce back on Tuesday night as they face Sheffield FC at the UTS Stadium.
Match reporter: Dom Bingham
Photography from the match courtesy of Beauty Time Photography