Liversedge vs Dunston UTS FC - Match report.
Liversedge continued their impressive start to life in The Northern Premier League East, as they made in 8 wins from 8 with a comfortable win at home to Dunston.
“The Sedge” took the lead with only 2 minutes gone. A mistake at the back from Dunston defender Michael Hall allowed in Nicky Walker, the ball deflecting off the defender leaving Walker with the simple task of putting the ball beyond Connell.
The hosts put pressure on Dunston early doors and it wasn’t until after 30 minutes that Dunston actually started to show, however their attacks fizzled out on too many occasions.
Liversedge further extended their lead 3 minutes before the break, Gavin Allott cutting inside his man to pull the ball a cross to Ollie Fearnon, the winger, who impressed throughout the game, made no mistake from close range.
Dunston changed formation at half time, however the change made little impact on the flow of the game. Liversedge were direct and looked a threat down the channels as Dunston struggled in transition.
Liam Connell pulled off a superb finger tipped save to deny Ollie Fearnon, the winger jinking inside and out of Dunston defenders, curling an effort towards the top corner only for Connell to tip over the bar.
The visitors best spell of pressure came with The introduction of Liam Thear and Eddie Thomas. Thomas forcing a good save for Sedge keeper Jordan Porter.The resulting corner saw Thear connect well with a header as Porter tipped over. However on the 2nd corner Dunston midfielder Michael Pearson was shown a red card for a challenge on the keeper.
Liversedge were able to see the game out with ease and were full value for their win.
Dunston UTS FC Manager Chris Swailes post match comments
“I’m really disappointed. We got off to a poor start against a very well organised side in Liversedge, who concede very little”.
“I thought we had good spells of possession but we didn’t create a lot of chances throughout the game if I’m being honest and it was a poor second goal to concede”.
“We’ll look to get back to winning ways against Stockton Town in midweek”
Man of the match.
For the second time this season, goes to our superb travelling support.