The Biggest Game of the Season | Grimsby Borough (H)
Tuesday night sees us welcome Grimsby Borough to The UTS Stadium for our final home game of the season.
Following on from yesterday's 4-1 victory over Tadcaster Albion, the result means that Dunston still have an outside chance of reaching the play-offs with two pivotal matches still to be played.
"After a tentative start, I thought we were worthy winners on the days." Assistant Manager Jon McDonald said on yesterday's performance.
"We scored four goals and in truth, we had other good chances to convert. The lads gave everything for the club, as they have done all season." McDonald added.
Without a doubt, Tuesday's fixture is our most important of the 2022/23 season. Dunston, sat on 57 points after 36 games (GD +14), go into this game knowing that a win is essential. A win would bring us up to 60 points and would mean we go into the final game of the season two points behind Long Eaton United (GD +12) and three points behind Hebburn Town (GD -1) and Stocksbridge Park Steels (GD +18).
On the final day on Saturday, we will make the long trip down to Nottinghamshire as we visit Carlton Town. A side currently battling to avoid the drop with a lot to play for. Meanwhile, Long Eaton United will welcome the in-form Brighouse Town and Hebburn Town will play host to Cleethorpes Town. Stocksbridge Park Steels make the trip to the coast as they play at Bridlington Town.
A win for us on Tuesday night against Grimsby Borough would mean that we go into our game away at Carlton with something still to play for. However, a draw or a defeat on Tuesday night against Grimsby Borough would end all hope of us reaching the play-offs. Looking ahead to the crucial game on Tuesday, Jon McDonald said:
"Tuesday will be a good test. We know what Grimsby will bring, they're a good side, it all promises to be a good game.
"We know that if we perform to the levels that we are capable of, we can beat any team in this division."
With that being said, we need you! The people of Dunston and the local community, get behind the lads this Tuesday night and support the club as we head into one of the most important weeks in the club's history.
"Tuesday is a huge game for the football club. It would give us all a huge lift if as many people from the area could come and get behind the lads." McDonald added.
So, get down to The UTS Stadium this Tuesday night and be the difference! Tickets are priced at £9 for adults, £6 for concessions and £3 for under 16's. Kick off is at 19:45.
UTS Stadium: Wellington Road, Dunston, NE11 9JL.
By Callum Pattison
Graphic | Adam Richardson