MATCH REPORT: REDDITCH UTD 1-0 DUNSTABLE TOWN

DEFENSIVE ERROR SURRENDERS THE POINTS TO REDDITCH Chances had been few and far between until Danico Johnson netted 17 minutes from time, but the goal prompted Redditch into playing their best football of the game. A weak Apostocopoulos shot after eight minutes was the best chance of a dismal opening half, although Liam Spink and Johnson also had efforts which failed to test Jack Smith in the Dunstable goal. Redditch were not averse to the long ball tactic, often sweeping there ball out to the wings, often to Nat Kelly and Reece Hewitt. Dunstable waited until the early stages of the second half to have their first shot, a powerful effort over the target from Danny Green. David Keenleyside fol

MATCH REPORT: KETTERING TOWN 1-3 DUNSTABLE TOWN

POPPIES PLUCKED AT LATIMER PARK As a comedian once pointed out, clichés are old hat and should be avoided like the plague, but nevertheless I will start with one. Kettering Town conspired to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, in a game where, in the opening spell, looked like being a comfortable win for them. They seized an immediate imitative with exuberant attacking football, took a deserved lead in five minutes and almost added a couple more, when their tank of a centre-forward, Rene Howe, was sent off for violent conduct. In an indescribably petty dispute over a throw- in, Howe seized the ball and then elbowed Jack Hutchinson in the chest to emphasise that possession is nine tent

MATCH REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 4-1 ST IVES TOWN

SAINTS SUCCUMB AFTER BRIGHT START It is said that if you open a bottle of red wine, it improves in overall flavour if you leave it for half an hour. Well, Dunstable were relatively similar tonight, but their play in the opening spell was as abject as St Ives was scintillating. But the Saints suffered as is considered normal for their holy counterparts. Quite simply, Dunstable maximised their chances and St Ives, for all their creative energy failed to penetrate after their startling opening goal that came from swift counter play. The hosts’ perplexingly poor start was, I suggest, the result of mini-bus lag after the long trip to Cinderford on Saturday. This, in jest, is my best excuse.

MATCH REPORT: CINDERFORD TOWN 1-3 DUNSTABLE TOWN

CINDERS DID NOT GET TO THE BALL Dunstable Town returned to the Causeway after an absence of some years – and when we last met it was in the South and West Division, and, as I recall, so cold that brass monkeys with slight imperfections were on sale in the local market. Cinderford Town were in a sense, the Cinderella team as they initially had rejected promotion for a host of reasons, but after a time of convoluted argument the League announced that they were to accept Premier division status and that was that. I am glad of it, since that wonderful vista you can gaze upon after leaving the ground was worth the cramped minibus trip. I gazed in awe and someone patted me on the shoulder and sa

FA CUP: CANVEY ISLAND 2-1 DUNSTABLE TOWN

GULLS GRAB IT WITH LATE PENALTY GOAL Dunstable conceded two penalties in this game, (that makes three in the last two games) and Jack Smith saved the first, but the second turned out to be the match winner for Canvey Island, who deserved to win this match owing to a meek submission from Dunstable, especially in a desultory second half. But first a bit of consolatory history. We have been to Park Lane before, in 2008, and in the same illustrious competition. We trailed 0-1 at the interval and then came back to win against our then senior opponents by scoring five goals without reply. Oh happy day. Today there was parity, with our opponents in the Ryman Premier and we are in the Southern Pr

CHAIRMAN'S LOG: HIS THOUGHTS SO FAR

What a difference a year can make. This time last year we had not won a game and things for were looking bleak, however I had belief in Tony and Danny and I am so glad I went with my instincts as Dunstable Town FC have had the best start within the southern league premier in the club's history. Not only did I cut the budget top keep us stable, Tony and Danny have produced a great team of youngsters that can go on and push DTFC into a playoff spot. The management team have worked their socks off and I admire their honesty to me and I believe we have a unique working relationship that no other club has got. As I write this we are joint second with 16 points. We never expected that and this is

MATCH REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 1-0 HITCHIN TOWN

DUNSTABLE SECURE GOOD DERBY WIN AGAINST CANARIES Now I like Hitchin, both the town and the football club and count a few of their supporters as friends and colleagues, I also saw Hitchin Town play long before I ever saw Dunstable, thanks to my father’s insistence on a cycle ride there from Edmonton, north London, ( we visited a large number of non-league grounds by bicycle). But now, as a Dunstablian for decades, when the clubs meet I always hope that my club will give them a jolly good hiding. Well, if it was not that it was at the very least a comfortable win for the hosts in what was a real derby game in name and nature. It had all those features you expect – zealous challenges, c

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through its annually elected Club Officers, constituting the Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.