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Cotton (52'), Payne (65')
1 Dunston
Pearson (4')

PREVIEW | Lincoln United (A)

Dunston travel to Lincoln United looking to bring back a vital three points to strengthen their hold on a playoff position.


Dunston come into this game on decent form. After suffering defeat at Pontefract Collieries in early February, they have responded well with a comprehensive 2-0 win away at Sheffield FC, before gaining a vital point at home to second placed Stockton Town at the UTS Stadium last Saturday. In between these games, Dunston put up a spirited performance against Spennymoor Town in the Durham Challenge Cup semi-final, and despite exiting the competition after a 2-0 defeat, there were plenty of positives to take. New signing Dale Pearson got off to a flying start last weekend against Stockton, giving Dunston the lead in the first half with a fine finish.

Our hosts Lincoln United have had a mixed bag of results over the last few weeks, and with a bit more consistency they may have been in a better position in the league table as oppose to their current mid table position. After losing a three goal lead at home to Sheffield FC, they then gained a spirited point against Brighouse before suffering a humbling 5-0 defeat away at Stockton at the start of February. They recovered well however, and a single Callum Foster goal gave them a well earned three points against playoff chasing side Stocksbridge Park Steels. In their most recent outing, they went down 2-1 away at Long Eaton United, highlighting their inconsistency this season.

The sides have already met once this season, with Dunston running out 3-1 winners at the UTS Stadium in November thanks to goals from Will Jenkins, Jake Jensen and Liam Thear.


After Saturday's draw with Stockton, Chris Swailes

"We've got a number of hard games on the road coming up, and we have got the three points on numerous occasions this season but every game takes a little bit more and means a little bit more.

"We've got 11 games left, and there is a lot of points still to play for. We'll be going down to Lincoln full of confidence and we're looking forward to it.


Stadium: Ashby Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0DY.

Ticket Pricing: £9 Adults, £6 Concessions, Under 16's free.

Tickets will be available on the gate at the game.


For anyone booked on the coach to Lincoln, please arrive in good time for a 10:00 departure from the UTS Stadium.

Match Preview by Dom Bingham

Published Wednesday 22nd February 2023