Back in the Quadrant.

As I write this, two footballing communities, in Bury and Bolton, are fighting for the right to exist. Supporters, staff and players are all stakeholders in both clubs, all know the importance of a vibrant local football club within their respective communities. The demise of a club takes something away from the very fabric of a local area and leaves a gap that local people don't want. Yet others play at finger pointing and the blame game, but will move on to another project without a care in the world, and that to me is the shameful and sordid part of football I do not like. Dunstable Town FC has aspiration and ambition, yet we do so against the backdrop of competing with wealthier neighbou

Away in the FA Vase.

After our fantastic win in the FA cup we turn to the FA vase and we are away against AFC Hayes please come and show your support #COYB

Blues on fire in the FA Cup.

Dunstable Town 4-1 Shortwood United 25th August 2019 Written by Patrick MacKay and pictures by Liam Smith. Dunstable Town secured passage to the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup on Sunday, with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Shortwood United, of the Hellenic League Division One West. Shortwood United have started their league campaign with a 4-4 draw and a comprehensive 14-1 win, and the Blues could ill-afford to underestimate them. Any nerves for the home fans were settled early on when Chris Stapleton put Dunstable ahead after twelve minutes, with a low shot which hit the post and finally nestled into the back of the net. The 152-strong crowd enthusiastically cheered their new talisman

Blues go down to Heath.

Colney Heath 3 Dunstable Town 0 - Saturday 17th August 2019 On paper this looked like a comfortable win for Colney Heath . In truth mistakes in critical areas cost the Blues dearly, in a game where Colney's more direct style contrasted with Dunstable's passing game. The Blues gave a debut to the composed Adam Sawyer at left back, with Marius Patru moving to the right back berth, Dan Trif moving up front, and Captain Seb Smith returning to the starting line up. Early exchanges saw Dunstable on the front foot with an early cross from Adam Sawyer just evading Luke Little coming in at the far post, shortly followed by a long shot from Chris Stapleton, that on this occasion, was wide of th

Magic of the Cup

There’s no doubt that the FA Cup is slipping down the priorities list for clubs at the top of the ladder. Last January, Premier League managers made on average eight changes to their line-ups for the Third Round. This season the FA Cup 5th Round has even been downgraded to a Wednesday evening. While it’s easy to get all nostalgic and grumble about the FA Cup being 'not what it was’, if you went to one of the 180 or so Extra Preliminary Qualifying ties last week, you’d have seen the FA Cup very much alive and well! Fiery encounters, last-minute winners and dramatic penalty shootouts; the 'Magic of the Cup' definitely still flourishes in the lower leagues. For fans and clubs towards the base o

Back to FA cup duty.

We are back to the FA cup on SUNDAY kick off 3.00 please come and show your support the club needs you.#COYB.

Back on the road.

After Thursday nights defeat against Harefield United Res we travel to Westfield Res where we hope to kick start our season, with the first teams game on Sunday please show our young lads your support. #COYB.

Back to league action this weekend .

After our two wins on the trot in the league and FA cup we are back this weekend for the first time on the road.This weekend see's us travel to Colney Heath please follow us on our travels and show us your support. #COYB.

The magic of the FA cup for the blues.

Dunstable Town 3-2 Chipping Sodbury Town. 10th August 2019. Written by Patrick MacKay and Pictures by Chris white (Cupcake 99 photography) on Facebook. Having failed to win an FA Cup game since 2015, Dunstable Town were keen to put that right, and keep momentum going after Tuesday nights impressive league win over Baldock Town. It didn't take long before the deadlock was broken. In fact, it probably took me longer to type that first paragraph. With just fourteen seconds on the clock, Chris Stapleton opened the scoring for the Blues, controlling a poor clearance by Chipping Sodbury goalkeeper Kieren Provis on the thigh, and smashing it into the back of the net from distance. Chipping So

Little fires Blues to victory...

Dunstable Town 2-1 Baldock Town 6th August 2019 Written by Patrick MacKay and Pictures by Liam Smith, Dunstable Town claimed their first three points of the season with an impressive brace from Luke Little, and a resolute performance to keep Baldock Town at bay. The early stages saw Rio Da Silva particularly instrumental in the centre of the park, showing Dunstable's attacking intent and creating a number of dangerous moments for the Baldock defence. It wasn't until the fifteenth minute that the breakthrough was made, a free header from a corner well saved by Baldock keeper Adam Harper, but he could only palm it into the path of a waiting Little, who gratefully accepted the chance to score h

Back in the Quadrant....

A new football season has started and following on from our well-deserved 2-1 midweek victory at home to Baldock Town, our focus is on Saturday 10th August, when we take on Chipping Sodbury at Creasey Park in the FA Cup. Kick-off is at 3pm . Joining us at the game as guests of the club will be a small party of residents from a local care home and we hope they enjoy the afternoon with us. As a community club we see involving community groups in our club as an important part of who we are. It's no good having values if you don't put them into practice. Prior to our game the Dunstable Town FC stall will be in it's regular place in the Quadrant shopping centre from 9am to 12 noon. Come and tal

Dunstable Town 0-3 Broadfields United

3rd August 2019 Written by Patrick MacKay and pictures by Chris White (Cupcake 99 Football Photography) A hotly anticipated new campaign for Dunstable Town started with a disappointing 0-3 defeat to Broadfields United, with goals from Rex Kimona, Jordon Goode-Keeley and Charlie Barton enough to seal the victory for the visitors. The game had started in an exciting and even manner, the Blues looking organised with new captain Seb Smith at the heart of their defence. When Broadfields attacked down the wing with 6 minutes on the clock, it was Smith who timed his tackle perfectly as the winger looked to make progress into the box. In the opening stages there was some neat play going forward for

Introducing Sin Bins ...

If you watched a game in the Spartan League last weekend, you may well have seen a significant new rule being used for the very first time. Sin bins have been introduced across all non-league football below Step 4 in an attempt to reduce dissent. Anyone questioning an official’s decision will no longer be yellow carded, instead they’ll be temporarily dismissed for 10 minutes, leaving their side a man down and their opponents attempting to take full benefit of their temporary numerical advantage. In principle, it looks to be a bold and positive step from The FA to tackle a significant and stubborn problem in football. It’s not the first initiative to take-on the endemic issue of dissent i

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