Dunston UTS FC vs Frickley Ath -Match report
Dunston bounced back from a tough period on the road by putting 6(six) past Frickley Athletic at the UTS Engineering Stadium, with Liam Thear grabbing a hat trick in the process
Dunston sped out the blocks and just 4 minutes in they led; a neat one-two from Mouanda and Elliott led to the latter laying the ball on a plate for the unmarked Thear in the box who couldn’t miss. 1-0 Dunston and a much needed goal after a dry patch in the league. New signing Sado Djala proved a real handful for the Frickley defence and he soon got his debut goal, another low cross from Elliot easily turned in by the striker.
Dunston continued to look dangerous every time they came forward, and after persistent pressure following corner, Elliott whipped in a stunning ball from the right which Michael Hall managed to stretch for, putting the ball past the helpless Frickley keeper who was already wishing he had stayed on the bus.
Things got even better for Dunston before half time, Jack Elliott again causing the problems. He was upeneded by the Frickley centre half, but the ball fell for Thear who turned and curled in a superb effort from 25 yards out. 4-0 at half time and Dunston were looking a different side to the team who had lost three on the bounce without scoring.
The second half was less eventful, Frickley came close with a free kick which bounced off the bar following confusion in the box, but the Dunston defence never looked like conceding. With 20 minutes to play a cross in from the left hit the arm of the Frickley centre back, penalty kick said the referee. Liam Thear calmly stepped up to slot in his hat trick goal, wrapping up a superb afternoon for himself.
With minutes to play, another penalty was awarded for Dunston. Yet again, a cross from the left was handled and the referee was given no choice but to point to the spot. This time, Terry Galbraith was the man on the scoresheet to round off a perfect afternoon for the Fed.
A much needed confidence boost for the team and a vital win sets them up nicely for the FA trophy game next Saturday at home to Worksop Town. Get down and support the lads if you can.
Match report by Dom Bingham.
Man of the match awarded to Liam “Scrappy” Thear.
Liam is kindly sponsored by:
Home shirt - Paul King - Heating Components & Equipment Ltd
Away shirt - Caleb and Isabella Whalen
3rd shirt - Available to sponsor
Training kit - Up the Street Micro Pub.
Match day photography courtesy of Beauty Time Photography