GETTING ONE OVER THE NEIGHBOURS

DUNSTABLE TOWN 1-0 BARTON ROVERS (HT 0-0) ATTENDANCE 85 If you were wondering where many of last season’s team went, well the answer was partly answered today as the visiting Barton Rovers squad contained a large number of ex Dunstable Town players – as well as the manager and his assistant. Being the closest club to us, geographically, it may not come as a complete surprise. Others of our former squad have reportedly signed for Chesham United. Mark Boyce and Anthony Fontenelle, both ex favourites at Creasey Park named the following ‘old boys’ – David Longe-King, Jordan Odofin, Jetmir Esso, Adam Moussi, Nathan Olukanmi, Josh Oyinsan and Curtis Shaw. It is perhaps understandable that Yella w

EL CREASICO DEV STYLE

A good game of football yesterday saw the young blues take the lead on 20 mins through 19 yr old captain Stephen Wake following a superb corner by 17yr old Marawan Zidan. AFC Dunstable equalised after some quick thinking from a throw in, ended in their 18 yr old Joe Hankins finishing neatly after a great save by 16yr old Neven between our sticks. A very even competitive game was decided with 5 mins to go when 18 yr old Erin Amu broke through and slotted past their keeper for the winner. After the match manager, Simon Reilly said;  "I thought it was a great display of talent from both sides with the vast majority of players between 16-19 years old which can only mean a bright future for l

A DAY IN THE DUGOUT

I must extend a huge thank you to the ground staff at Creasey Park because the pitch is looking tremendous. Overall as we go through pre-season you can see the new bunch of lads learning about each other. We are on a very steep learning curve and I have to say a unique situation for me. But that is the challenge I relish. Perspective is something we have to keep reminding ourselves of. We are a very young team, they are impressionable. In some cases they are lacking a bit of confidence and they don’t realise how good they are. But it will come. Because we are not lacking ability. One of the challenges we face with our brand new crop of players is self-belief and confidence. We have to remin

VIVA EL PRESIDENTE!

Left to right: Will McLaughlan, Pete Burgoyne, Malcolm Aubrey and Gary Levy. At Friday evening’s Members Forum four Dunstable Town stalwarts were inaugurated into our newly formed President’s Club. Since the membership took control of the club over the summer, we wanted a way of showing our appreciation to the people who have helped the club get to where it is today. Pete Burgoyne and Gary Levy became chairmen of the club in 2008 and were instrumental in keeping the old Creasey Park ticking over, whilst the much rumoured redevelopment dragged on, and on, and on. Pete had been a very successful chairman of the Icknield Youth setup and played a large role in bringing them under our wing and ov

SCHOOLS OUT AND BACK IN THE DUGOUT

So we started this project in the middle of June. To put things in perspective, we had no players. We recruited quickly and circumstances meant that players would be coming here for reasons other than money. At this level that makes it very tough. But they know we would give them good coaching and try to give them the tools to make them the best they can be. We had to relabel the club. Know what we are and where we are. Were a pathway club. A club where we have a great platform to showcase what you can do. As it transpired loads of young guys turned up and we had to cut that number down quickly which of course is never nice. By the time we showed up with a squad to play well established Marl

SLICK HENDON GIVE A GENTLE REMINDER

DUNSTABLE TOWN 0-2 HENDON HT 0-2 ATTENDANCE 110 There is no doubt that Hendon deserved to win this game, and did it by playing attractive football and showed that the Bostik Premier Division side has strength in depth. They are an organised side with excellent managerial support and, importantly for the emergent Dunstable side gave a strong hint of what is to come. Not that we did not know, but their manager Gary McCann told me afterwards that he "thought the most impressive thing about Dunstable was that ‘they gave a good shift for their manager, and that is important. They are obviously a new team and will only get better." Hendon, of course is a club with an illustrious history, having

WEATHERFIELD ACADEMY JOINS THE TEAM

Weatherfield Academy has been selected as the Dunstable Town FC Community School of the Season for 2017-18. This is the second season the initiative has been running with Totternhoe Lower School having been selected for the 2016-17 season. The initiative involves the football club working with the school in a variety of ways. This includes training sessions run by the manager, coaching staff and players; friendly football tournaments for children who do not play for a club; pupils being mascots on matchdays; talks by the club historian; a half-day workshop run by Dunstable Library; and sessions on practical subjects such as photography run by the club photographer. Joe Selmes, Headteacher at

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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT

Dunstable Town 5-0 Sky Sports News (HT 2-0) This friendly match was one that will fill the notebook of Tony McCool since he coaches Sky Sports News, as well as his new club. Our visitors are a polite, modest, unassuming bunch of chaps who epitomise enthusiasm. They held their own for a goodly proportion of the first half, but once they went behind, it was inevitable that the greater skill, fitness and accomplishment of the home team dominated as was expected. The result, of course, is inconsequential – the purpose of the game for Dunstable was the continued scrutiny of both the possible and probables. The harmony between the staff of the first team and the development squad was also encoura

PROMISING START FOR McCOOLS’ BOYS

This was a significant day and a successful one at that. The management team of Tony McCool, Kevin Gallen and Gareth Jackson all reported a satisfactory start on this the first game for the new team under their tutelage. I use that word advisedly as the emphasis is on individual player development and advancement, rather than mere payment for services rendered. As is now well known, the supporters and officials of the club wrested control from a preposterous notion of voluntary relegation to the nether regions of the Spartan League, and the club is now run by the fans and for the fans and is administered by a committee voted in and approved by the members. As someone connected with the club

FIXTURES RELEASED, AT LAST!

The new season is almost upon us and this is emphasised with the release of the fixtures for the 2017/18 season. Our opening fixture of the new season is away to Redditch United. A decent start to the season, hopefully on a glorious sunny afternoon. Although if it does tip down their 4G pitch will mean it's a cert. Our first home game will be against local rivals Kings Langley on Tuesday 15th August, followed by Merthyr Town on Saturday 19th August. Other notable fixtures are away to Banbury United on Boxing Day and home to Biggleswade Town on New Year's Day. The full fixture list is available on our Fixture Calendar page.

PRE SEASON SCHEDULE

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FA DRAWS MADE TODAY

The draw for the first few rounds of the FA Cup were made at Wembley this morning. We do not enter this year's competition until the 1st qualifying round, so will be included in the draw once these rounds have been played. The draw for the FA Trophy was also made this morning and have been drawn at home to East Grinstead Town or Lewes in the 1st qualifying round on Saturday 28th October. The winning club takes away £3,250. East Grinstead Town will play Lewes on Saturday 7th October.

GALLEN JOINS THE BLUES

Incredible news hits the desk, last thing on Friday afternoon, that Kevin Gallen is joining the coaching staff at Creasey Park. Tony McCool has asked the former England U21 and QPR striker to join the club as first team coach and football adviser. "To have someone with Kevin's experience and knowledge on board is going to be a great help to me and a great asset to the club.“ said McCool. “It shows how much we believe in this project and we plan on putting Dunstable Town back on the map.” Kevin Gallen, who has watched the players at the first couple of training sessions this week said, “I am looking forward to working with Tony, the players and the club officials at Dunstable Town and can’t w

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