Northern League Division One
7th April 2018
Penrith FC v Dunston UTS
Attendance 174

Dunston recover and almost snatch victory...


Dunston travelled to Penrith for their Division One game in the EBAC Northern League looking to put a match in after a fortnight without a game due to the excessive rain fall causing a blank programme of League games Dunston preparing

for the Dourhan County Challenge Cup on Tuesday were without Michael Hall (working) were able to give other players

a game on what was a wet Penrith pitch which was ok to play the game on. Penrith looked to be at full strength and a

good competitive game was expected.

Penrith: Dixon, Hebson, Holliday (Lawson 59), Davidson, May, Bowman, Moynan, Main, Coleman, Murray-Jones,

Murray (Robertson 74). Subs not Used: Paul, Hayton, Shields,


Dunston UTS: Harrison, Elliott C, Halliday, Lowther (Stafford 74), Pollock, Capewell, Thear L,, Pearson, Fitzpatrick, Burrell, Elliott J. ( Faiola 80). Subs not Used: Marrs, Grant, Heslop.

After the long journey by car as the bus failed to show Dunston started a little sluggishly with Penrith's centre forward Coleman backed up by Murray-Jones putting pressure on the Dunston defence, going close on 3 minutes as Coleman crossed deep to the back post and it was headed clear.


Penrith duly got the opening goal on 14 minutes as Coleman was played in by Murray-Jones and his low shot went in at

the far post. Dunston replied on 18 as Thear tried a shot from 22 yards which went just wide of the post. Penrith almost increased their lead as Murray-Jones got a header to a Main cross only to see it go wide of the target. Play settled with both defences getting the better of the play. On 33, Moynan and again Murray-Jones was only able to direct the header

on target, but Capewell was well positioned to clear with his head off the line. Just on halftime Thear almost got the equaliser as his shot from the edge of the box went just wide

Half Time Score: Penrith 1-0 Dunston UTS.


The second half started better for Dunston and on 46, Thear received from Fitzpatrick only to lose control and the ball

went out of play. On 51, fowler played in a corner to the front post and Dixon did well to block and clear the danger. On 52, Coleman broke through and was pulled back by Capewell, which he was cautioned for, preventing his advance towards goal. From the free kick Harrison saved from Colemans direct attempt. 3 minutes later Dunston were level as Jack Elliott got in behind the Penrith defence and pulled a ball back to Thear who shot low and hard into the far corner of the net.


Being level only lasted 5 minutes as Murray poked home a low cross by Coleman from 6 yards out 2-1 to Penrith. Again Penrith almost increased their lead on 61 as May received a ball 18 yards out only to shoot high over the bar. Dunston replied on 62 as Thear saw his header stopped by Dixon. On 64, Fitzpatrick flicked a ball on to Burrell whose first time volley was tipped over the bar by Dixon.


The second equaliser came a minute later as Thear attacked the defence in the box only to be fouled, Fitzpatrick fired home the penalty kick right into the centre of the goal as Dixon opted to dive to his left. On 68, Davidson headed a chance just wide of the target. Play again settled until the final 5 minutes as Robertson saw his shot from the right wing

saved, two minutes later Burrell saw his shot from 25 yards beaten out by Dixon, then a neat interchange between Thear and Fitzpatrick was finished with a shot that was just too high. In added time Thear fed Faiola whose shot from 15 yards

was saved by Dixon.

Full Time Score: Penrith. 2-2 Dunston UTS

Dunston finished strongly and almost snatched a win, however this was a competive run out ahead of Tuesday's Cup


Dunston's Man of the Match: Dale Burrell, once again Dale pushed a d probed in all areas of the field and was unfortunate not to get a goal late on. Other good performances came from Dan Capewell on his first full game of this

after recovering from injury and Dan Halliday who battled well against the Penrith attacks down the left led by Coleman.



Dale Burrell man of the match
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