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Newton Aycliffe 2
Jarvie (16'), Kiernan (71')
5 Dunston
Coulson (32', 59', 75'), Robinson (42'), Maskell (57')

REPORT | Newton Aycliffe 2 Dunston UTS 5

How do we begin to dissect that one? Dunston stormed to a convincing 5-2 win against Newton Aycliffe after recovering from going a goal down.

Jack Maskell and David Robinson added to their impressive goal tallies for the season, meanwhile Richard Coulson produced an outstanding hat-trick as Dunston romped to victory.

Scott Lowery made his first appearance in Dunston colours. The Whitley Bay defender is on a dual registration and slotted into the back four alongside Jack Walker. The skipper, Michael Pearson, moved into the midfield with Luke Carr, Jack Maskell, Richard Coulson making up the front three.

Dunston began the game brightly looking to bounce back following Saturday’s defeat at Sheffield. The first chance came on five minutes when Jack Maskell linked up with David Robinson, and the latter struck an effort wide.

Robinson then came even closer just a few minutes later as he almost added another wonder goal to his collection. The Dunston number 10 took aim from 25-yards and thundered an effort off the crosssbar.

Despite the positive start, the hosts took the lead in the 16th minute through Liam Jarvie. Some uncharacteristic defending from Dunston was punished and Jarvie was left with a straightforward finish as he placed the ball into the bottom corner.

Dunston began to grow into the game once again after going a goal down. Maskell could have levelled the game as he dragged an effort wide after 25 minutes.

The equaliser finally came in the 32nd minute as Richard Coulson netted his second of the season. Coulson picked up the ball and drove forwards before lashing a confident finish into the bottom corner.

Dunston were well in control of the game and the deservingly took the lead 10 minutes later as David Robinson popped up with a headed goal from close range. A high, looping cross from Chris McDonald was guided home by Robbo from a yard out to send Dunston into the lead going into half-time. 

With the second half underway, Dunston continued to up the tempo and came close to adding a third goal two minutes after the restart. A threaded pass found Maskell, and he placed the ball past Winter however, the flag was up for an offside.

Dunston’s top scorer wasn’t too be denied again though as he gave his side a two-goal cushion just before the hour-mark. An excellent outside the boot pass from Michael Pearson was latched onto by Maskell and the number 9 made no mistake smashing the ball past Winter.

Two minutes later, the lead was extended again as Richard Coulson bagged his second of the game finishing off an excellent team move. Pearson was the provider again as he drilled a ball across the six-yard box and Coulson came flying in with a diving header at the back post.

Cole Kiernan was introduced in the second half by the hosts and pulled a goal back for Aycliffe with 19 minutes to go. A cross from the left wasn’t dealt with and the ball fell to Kiernan inside the box and he buried a simple finish to reduce the deficit

The goal essentially meant nothing as just four minutes later Richard Coulson completed a sensational hat-trick to send Dunston 5-2 ahead. Coulson was left with so much time on the ball and he slotted the ball past Winter with ease to wrap up the scoring. 

In the closing stages of the game, Dunston had the chance to add further punishment to a beaten Newton Aycliffe side, but both Jack Maskell and Richard Coulson fired efforts off target.

A five-star display from Jon McDonald’s men and now attention turns to Winterton Rangers this Saturday.

Report by Callum Pattison 

Image Credit - Beauty Time Photography

Published Tuesday 16th April 2024