Hebburn Town vs Dunston UTS FC - Match report.
It’s now 5 straight defeats for Chris Swailes’ side, despite an improved performance compared to previous games, the visitors were left to rue squandered chances, in a game in which they arguably deserved more from.
“The Hornets” ran out 2-1 winners in front of an 814 crowd, many of whom had made the short journey from Dunston to South Tyneside.
Hebburn should have taken the lead in the first minute, Purewal getting the better of the Dunston defence, only for a Hebburn forward to put his effort narrowly wide.
Lee Mason was denied at the near post by the feet of Hebburn keeper Foden moments later.
Olly Martin gave the home side the lead with only 7 minutes gone, Purewal gliding past Dunston’s defence to send the ball into the box, Dan Groves squared to Martin at far post for a simple finish.
Hebburn had started the brighter of the two sides and could’ve extended their lead on 14 minutes, Robbie Spence unable to keep his effort from 20 yards on target.
Jack Elliott was looking Dunston’s most potent threat going forward, driving at the Hornets defence he curled an effort, seemingly destined for the back of the net, only for Foden to pull off a superb save and tip away from goal.
Hebburn had the woodwork to thank towards the end of the second half. Mason rattling his effort off the frame of the crossbar, Micheal Pearson getting the better of his marker to flick on a Richard Coulson delivery.
Trailing 0-1 at half time, the visitors came out with greater energy in the second half. Coulson curling an effort wide. Pearson trying his luck from distance and Jake Stafford getting the better of his marker to send in a tantalising ball, with Mason getting the right side of the defender, but sending his headed effort wide of goal.
Despite Dunston looking the more likely to score, it was “The Hornets” who took advantage, with Dunston cursing wasted opportunities, Lewis Alpin nestling an excellent curling free kick into the bottom corner beyond the reaches of Liam Connell, to further extend the home sides lead on 73 minutes.
On 88 minutes a Hebburn handball in the box saw, from a Mason shot, saw the referee point straight to the spot. Galbraith composed himself to powerfully and accurately drive his spot kick beyond Foden.
Dunston pressurised Hebburn to the end, trying to come away with at least a deserved point. The game turned sour towards the end, Alpin, already on a yellow card, was sent off injury time for holding Craig Scott back, whilst Potter was booked for the hosts seconds later for time wasting.
Hebburn held firm to take the spoils in the local derby as Dunston look ahead to New Years Days difficult home tie to high flying Marske Utd.
Dunston UTS FC Man of the Match awarded to:
Jack Elliott is kindly sponsored by:
Home shirt - Derwent Dental Studio
Away shirt - Derwent Dental Studio
3rd shirt - Mr Graham Rowley
Training kit - Mick Clark
Match day photography courtesy of Beauty Time Photography
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