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Goole AFC 1
Schofield (57')
4 Dunston
Scott (41' pen, 50' pen), Page (72'), Fitzpatrick (81')

FA Cup replay, Goole AFC 1 Dunston FC 4

Goole AFC v Dunston FC                  
FA Cup Preliminary Round Replay
3rd September 2019.
Attendance 283

Dunston FC progressed through to the 1st qualifying round of The Emirates FA Cup beating Goole AFC 4-1 at the second time of asking, in a rather a scrappy affair. Dunston now face Sunderland RCA at home in a Tyne Wear derby this coming Saturday.

The first 10 minutes went by without any real efforts for either side. The first chance of the game cam from Scott Heslop who flashed an effort narrowly wide having been played through on a counter attack. Cedwyn Scott lashed an effort from close range into the side netting from a Michael Pearson corner as the away side looked to assert their dominance over the Humberside outfit. Dan Capewell went close to giving Dunston the lead, his effort just wide from a Liam Marrs set piece. Goole eventually summoned up their first shot on target through Archie Brown, his effort from distance was easily collected by Dunston FC keeper Dryden as the scores remained level. Both sides had been wasteful in possession as a fine spray blew in from the North Sea towards the Dunston goal.

The opening stages of the game were hardly a classic encounter. Liam Marrs delivered a tantalising ball into the box however neither Fitzpatrick or Cedwyn Scott were able to connect. Dunston were prevented from taking the lead as a Luke Page effort was acrobatically cleared off the line with an over head kick. Cedwyn Scott was to give Dunston the break towards the end of the second half, upended in the box, the referee made no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Cedwyn stepped up confidently to drill his spot kick past the keeper to put Dunston into the lead before the break. After the break, Goole found themselves another goal behind, again their inability to cope with the threat of Cedwyn Scott was their downfall.

Dunston defender Michael Hall played a spectacular pass through the Goole midfield from a deep position. Scott connected well with the pass before he was upended, this time the point in which the player fouled was debatable. However, the official pointed to the spot and the young forward stepped up to drill his effort into the bottom corner. Goole seemed to lose any form of composure on the game, a late and cynical foul on Dunston midfield maestro Michael Pearson resulted in a yellow card for Goole when the outcome could ’ ve been more severe. Goole applied the pressure in an effort to get back into the game. Dunston ’s lack of communication at the back was punished as Josh Schofield got onto the end of a Niah Payne cross, finishing at the back post with a header which bounced under the body of Karl Dryden. Dunston may have felt hard done by as Mark Fitzpatrick ’s fine looping header, which had the Goole keeper routed to the spot, was adjudged offside.

Over the next 10 minutes of play Goole looked dangerous as Dunston looked susceptible to set pieces. The Vikings poured pressure on Dunston as they looked to draw themselves back into the game. Dryden had clawed a close effort away from goal whilst a Dunston defender had cleared a close range effort off the goal line with a majestic clearance as the ball was destined for goal. A long throw from Dan Halliday fell to Luke Page who turned his marker and lashed his thunderbolt shot on the turn from distance past the Goole keeper to put Dunston into 3-1 lead after 71 minutes. Dunston ’ s best passing play of the game rightly carved out a goal. Halliday had found Page with a throw in, the Midfielder picked out a spectacular pass to Cedwyn Scott out wide, his first time cross was drilled into Mark Fitzpatrick in the six yard box, Dunston ’s leading scorer connected well to fire his close range effort in off the underneath of the crossbar to put the tie beyond any doubt.

Liam Thear was to get on for the last ten minutes of the game. The young winger making his first appearance of the season following a lengthy lay recovering from an ACL operation.

Dunston FC line up: Dryden, Marrs, Halliday (c), Hall, Grant-Soulsby, Capewell, Heslop (Elliott), Pearson, Fitzpatrick, Cedwyn Scott (Thear), Page. Subs: Harrison, Lowther, Wright

Dunston UTS FC Supporters Club Man of the Match: Michael Hall.
Michael Hall is sponsored by: Home shirt - Penalty Box
Away shirt - Brian Sellars
Recovery equipment - Brian Sellars

Report by Dan Whalen

Published Saturday 14th September 2019