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REPORT | Dunston UTS 3 Grimsby Borough 0

In our seventh home game played away from home, Dunston put on another show securing another vital three points at Craik Park against a dangerous Grimsby Borough side.

Luke Carr fired Dunston ahead in the first half scoring his first goal since September. Dale Pearson then doubled the lead on 76 minutes as he thundered home his twentieth goal of the campaign. The captain, Michael Pearson, added to the visitors' misery as he headed home the third goal to wrap up the three points.

Jon McDonald brought Luke Carr and Chris McDonald back into the starting line-up. David Robinson missed out as he served his one-game suspension following his red card away at Hebburn. Youngsters Dom Pegram and Cole Sharp found themselves a place on the bench.

Despite Dunston looking largely in control in the opening stages of the game, it was Grimsby who almost took the lead inside the first five minutes. Aaron Steavens was forced into a huge one-on-one save to deny Horne and keep the score deadlocked.

Dale Pearson was causing all kinds of problems down the right-hand side, and he came close to adding to his impressive goal tally this season when he forced Liam Higton into a parried save. Pearson then came close again as he dragged an effort just wide.

Dunston were beginning to turn the screw and they finally broke the deadlock on 33 minutes when Luke Carr finished off a well-worked team move. Dale Pearson did well down the right, he played the ball to Maskell who audaciously backheeled the ball to Carr who fired home with a first-time effort.

The sensational football continued as Dale Pearson almost finished off an incredible move five minutes later. Coulson did well down the right and he picked out Carr. Carr then played the ball into the path of Pearson who thudded a first-time shot off the post, with Higton rooted to the centre of the goal.

Another big chance fell early in the second half as Richard Coulson embarked on a marauding forward run beating multiple white shirts and his final finish narrowly trickled wide of the post.

The visitors did begin to get on top for a period in the second half. Cameron Gardner lashed a powerful effort off the crossbar giving Dunston something to think about.

Dunston managed to deal with the pressure from the hosts and with 70 minutes on the clock, Jordan Lamb almost produced one of the goals of the season. He picked up the ball inside his own half and drove forward with it however, the final finish let him down as Higton was able to make a routine save.

The lead was eventually doubled with 14 minutes to go. Dale Pearson received the ball from Jack Maskell and smashed a first-time effort past Higton for his twentieth of the season.

The three points were ultimately wrapped up not too long after when the skipper added his name to the scoresheet to compile further misery onto the visitors. Phil Turnbull picked out the unmarked Michael Pearson from a corner and the latter powered his header into the back of the net.

The win takes Dunston back up to second in the league table.

Report by Callum Pattison

Image Credit - Beauty Time Photography

Published Saturday 6th April 2024