MATCH REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 3-4 ST ALBANS CITY

SAINTS SEAL IT WITH LAST MINUTE WINNER As it turned out this was a fine preparatory game for Dunstable, whose team tonight contained more new players , and as usual there were the multi substitutions which so often affect the rhythm of the game – but the respective managers have a heavy task in selecting the probables over the possibles. But there was one thing that could not be disguised which was that the Conference South visitors had the edge in technical superiority, particularly in close passing skills that were converted to goals. This does not denigrate Dunstable whose creativity was, at significant moments, a close match for their senior opponents. They had come from a two goal

MATCH REPORT: LEIGHTON TOWN 2-2 DUNSTABLE TOWN

ENTERTAINMENT LATE ON AT LEIGHTON First there was a bit of confusion, as Leighton Town had requested that Dunstable played in their away strip, which was agreed but the message did not get through to Development squad manager, Simon Reilly, to whom the responsibility for the game was given, since it turned out to be his particular team who were to take on the Spartan Premier side. Leighton hastily found a home kit and we were soon underway in what, at first, seemed to be a one-sided affair, with the hosts eagerly pursuing every early chance to make their attacks successful. They were able to deny Dunstable possession and aided by a couple of errors, they came very close to scoring. The vi

MATCH REPORT: ARLESEY TOWN 1-2 DUNSTABLE TOWN

CATHLINE AND MOUSSI ON TARGET AGAINST ARLESEY On a sweltering afternoon Dunstable recorded their first win in pre-season and the misleading statistics also record the first victory since 26 March and thus the first in fifteen games. It was also the first goal from open play in the four preparatory matches. There was much to see that was encouraging, and an all-round improvement was distinctly noticeable. Perhaps getting a good hiding from Dagenham and Redbridge had put matters into focus, but the fact is that Dunstable dominated this match and Arlesey only bagged their consolation goal in the final minute. As always it is hard on a reporter when no team sheet is available (and to be fair,

FORMER ENGLAND GOALKEEPER DAVID JAMES IMPRESSED WITH DUNSTABLE TOWN

Former England international goalkeeper David James watched on last night as Dunstable were beaten 5-0 by National League side, Dagenham & Redbridge, but he was seemingly captivated by the home side’s performance. A strong Daggers side played at Creasey Park, under the watchful eye of manager John Still, who is good friends with James, having worked together in the goalkeeper’s early footballing days. Although Dunstable were dominated for most of the game, there were moments which gave the Blues a glimmer of hope for the coming season. David James said: “I was impressed with Dunstable’s display, I saw a lot of good performances. “I know there is a lot of trialists for Dunstable, but if you c

PIPEMAN'S REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 0-5 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

SHARP DAGGERS INFLICT WOUNDS Relatively speaking this was Dunstable's best performance of the three friendly games so far, but the overall (and expected supremacy of the Conference side was displayed in superb preparatory play and ruthless finishing. Until their unfortunate relegation from the Football League, the Daggers progress had been remarkable. Dunstable initially fielded a much stronger team that was held to a draw at New Bradwell St Peter, and nominal third choice goal keeper Jack Smith had a nightmare start when after only two minutes he appeared to palm the ball into his own net, but the visiting officials were keen to give the credit for the goal to be given to Okenbirku (apologi

MATCH REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 0-5 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

A thrashing at the hands of Dagenham and Redbridge sees Dunstable Town’s winless pre-season run continue. A nervy start from Dunstable saw the deadlock broken within the opening three minutes, with Zack Reynolds and the Blues keeper, Jack Smith, letting in the Daggers striker, who bundled the ball over the line. With Dagenham seemingly comfortable, Gary Wharton went on a smart run, leaving the fullback for dead before his shot was emphatically saved by Mark Cousins. With former England international, David James watching on, Dunstable keeper Smith made a string of brilliant saves, keeping his side in the game, earning a round of applause from James. The home side grew into the game and looke

MATCH REPORT: NEW BRADWELL ST PETER 0-0 DUNSTABLE TOWN

DUNSTABLE HELD BY SPARTAN SAINTS It is not every ground that has a windmill standing sentinel in the background. New Bradwell Saint Peter’s modest but adequate ground is shared with a cricket club in a pleasant part of the still burgeoning Milton Keynes. They play in the lower echelons of the Spartan South Midlands League, which is no stranger to Dunstable who worked their way through the divisions as a reformed club in 1998. I watched the Dunstable squad arrive and noted that there was another crop of new faces and the starting eleven had just a handful of players with first team experience and it was clear that manager Tony Fontenelle was keen to give as many as he could a fair chance to i

MATCH PREVIEW: NEW BRADWELL ST PETER FC v DUNSTABLE TOWN

After a 5-1 defeat in their first game of pre-season, Dunstable Town boss Tony Fontenelle is hoping his side can prove themselves against New Bradwell St Peter FC tonight. The loss to Ware pales into insignificance slightly with the club announcing the departure of Adam Watkins, Connor Calcutt and Steven Wales. The three players were vital cogs in the Blues side last season, but Fontenelle said he doesn’t bare any grudges. He said: “Obviously they are three fantastic players and have all left for their own reasons, and there are now huge voids to fill, the biggest thing we need to replace is that experience. “With those three leaving, we are now one or two signings short of where we want to

THE PIPEMAN'S REPORT: WORN DOWN BY WARE

Well, after Euro 2016, it was somewhat pleasant to see a goal scored before the eighty-fifth minute. The new season lessens the memory of England’s ignominious exit to Iceland, and my missis says she will not shop there again. Both teams had large squads at Wodson Park, which, by the way, is a stadium that could have been used as a template for Creasey Park. Many new players were on show and only five of the Dunstable team that started were in the squad last season. Their unfamiliarity with one another saw some early play indicative of the later error strewn attempts and by way of contrast the Hertfordshire hosts, a Ryman League Division One north team, went ahead just after five minutes w

MATCH PREVIEW: WARE FC v DUNSTABLE TOWN FC

After a successful first term in charge, Dunstable Town boss Tony Fontenelle and assistant boss Danny Talbot are hoping to have a fruitful start to the 2016/17 season. The Blues face their first pre-season fixture of the new season tomorrow (Saturday), taking on Ware FC away. Fontenelle was keen to emphasise that there is no focus on the result and only on the building of fitness. He said: “At this stage of the season it is all about getting match fit, you can have a great season after having a terrible pre-season and it can work vice-versa. “So on that basis I try not to read into results too much at this stage of the season.” He added: “Predominantly tomorrow senior players are going to pl

DUNSTABLE TOWN FC COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION SCHOOL INITIATIVE

To this end, the club is proud to announce that it has selected Totternhoe Lower School to become its first Community School of the Season. At the close of the Summer term, the Chairman, John McLoughlin and Manager, Tony Fontenelle visited the school to kick-off this partnership. John spoke to a group of Year 4 children about the club and to encourage them to come along to home matches with their families. John was impressed with the organisation of the school and the children in terms of their behaviour, types of questions they asked and their enthusiasm. He said – “I look forward to working closely with the school and that it will be our Community School of the Season”. Following John’s ch

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