Lincoln Utd vs Dunston UTS FC - Match report
Dunston returned from Lincolnshire empty handed after Matthew Cotton scored in injury time for Lincoln United to give his side all three points.
The hosts led inside five minutes after a long throw could only cleared as far as Simon Biggs who lashed home from fifteen yards out. Despite the early setback, Dunston hit back quickly when Richard Coulson started and finished his own move down the right. He laid of Michael Fowler, received a low cross in and fired low past the Jack Steggles to even the proceedings. Dunston were buoyed by the goal and had the lead soon after. This time Coulson was the provider, and he crossed low to Jack Elliott who was on hand to place the ball neatly into the bottom corner. Dunston continued to control the first half, and nearly had a third just before half time when the ball fell to that man Coulson again, but his goal bound effort was somehow kept out by the legs of Steggles who was falling backwards himself.
The hosts rallied early in the second half and hit back when a speculative shot from Jake Park evaded Liam Connell to level proceedings at 2-2. Despite being pegged back, Dunston continued to push to get back into the lead and had a golden opportunity when they were awarded a penalty following a handball in the box. Michael Fowler stepped up but had his penalty brilliantly saved by Steggles, who was keeping Dunston out at all costs.
In the dying embers of the game, Phil Turnbull and Craig Baxter both saw goal bound shots well saved by Steggles, and his heroics were rewarded in injury time. A Michael Hall clearance was blocked by Jake Park, and Park managed to keep the ball in and play in a low cross which was stabbed home by Cotton to send the home supporters into raptures.
A tough result to take for Dunston, who arguably were the better side throughout. All focus now will be on Tuesday nights fixture at home to Pickering Town FC, as the lads look to get back to winning ways.
Dunston UTS FC Man of the Match awarded to - Richard Coulson
Richard Coulson is kindly sponsored by:
Home shirt - Mr Jonathan Davies
Away shirt - Dunston UTS FC Supporters Club
3rd shirt - Mr Tom Etherington
Training kit - Mr Tom Etherington
Match day photography from the game courtesy of Beauty Time Photography