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Match Report: Crawley Green 1-3 Dunstable Town

Dunstable Town vs Crawley Green 22.01.22

Dunstable Town stretched their unbeaten run to nine league games on Saturday, when goals from Joe Sellers-West, Ethan Creary and Kyle Faulkner won the three points for the Blues.

The hosts started the game aggressively, but it was only twelve minutes before Sellers-West lost his marker to head home from a Faulkner corner.

Joe-Sellers West celebrates opening the scoring.

Having taken the lead, it was Faulkner who had the next chance for the Blues, latching onto a pass into the box before pulling his shot wide of Ollie Keil's goal, before Creary also headed over the bar from six yards.

Crawley Green were physical and committed, but didn't do much to trouble Dan Gould in the first half, however, a quick counter-attack just before the hour mark saw a ball over the top catch the Dunstable backline out, allowing Patrick Tshikala to knock the ball over Gould into the net.

Faulkner had a chance for a quick response for the Blues, but after latching onto a through ball, his shot was well over the bar.

Even so, the scores were only level for seven minutes. Substitute Jack Percy received the ball on the left touchline, beat his man before playing a cross-field ball to Creary, who drove forward and hit a shot into the bottom corner. Keil got his hand to it but couldn't keep it out.

Ethan Creary drives a low shot to score his first goal for the club.

Percy himself then had the chance to finish the game off, when Faulkner sent him through on goal, but the keeper read his intentions well and was equal to Percy's chipped attempt.

A long throw from debutant Benji Crilley came off a Crawley Green head before being volleyed home in emphatic style by a deserving Faulkner, a fine goal from the man of the match.

Faulkner celebrates Dunstable's third goal.
Faulkner celebrates Dunstable's third goal.

The Blues looked to put the cherry on top in the closing stages, with the best chance falling to the ever-busy Percy, who put his effort wide with only the keeper to beat.

Though Crawley Green sit at the foot of the table, they put in a battling performance, and Joe Deeney will be pleased with how his men dealt with the task at hand, later praising the resilience of the team. Dunstable's form sees them sitting in thirteenth position, one position above Harefield United, who visit Creasey Park on Saturday.

Written by Patrick MacKay


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