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Match Report: Dunstable Town 0-2 Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

A pre-game downpour made for a zippy surface before the second game of Joe Deeney's time in charge of Dunstable Town.

The game started at high speed, and the Blues had their first chance of the night in the third minute when Jimmy Hartley shot into the ground from a corner but saw his effort bounce over the bar.

The home side showed real attacking intent and soon carved another opportunity, this time when Simon Richards battled his way through on goal, but under pressure, he couldn't keep his shot down; over the bar again.

Jimmy Hartley continued to look lively, but Dan McAteer in the Dynamos goal was untroubled by his two long-range efforts.

In between those attempts, McAteer had to be at his sharpest to deny Kwazim Theodore, who threw himself at a great delivery to the near post, but McAteer tipped it over the top.

Town could perhaps count themselves unlucky to not be ahead at the break, but the second half started in the same vein, and with fifty-five minutes on the clock, the Blues had their best opening of the game. Good work on the right flank from Hartley led to a fantastic cross from Terence Muchineripi, but with the goal at his mercy, Richards couldn't get the touch to direct it home. A lucky escape for Dynamos.

Blues keeper Dan Gould was called into action shortly afterwards, with a wonderful close range save from a Jake Baldwin shot.

Approaching the mid-point of the second half and Dunstable still looked dangerous, with Hartley again working the keeper from range, resulting in a corner that ended in a goalmouth scramble which still didn't end in the deadlock being broken.

With just over twenty minutes left to play, Aylesbury took the lead when a Charlie Ogle cross was diverted into the net for an own goal.

The Blues responded well to going behind and created a number of openings, the best of which fell to Jimmy Hartley, well into time added on. McAteer pulled off an incredible save from Hartley's goalbound shot before another good save from a Muchineripi effort.

The visitors made Dunstable rue their missed opportunities when they broke from the resulting corner and put the game beyond any doubt, with a superb curler into the top corner from Ogle.

A promising performance from Deeney's side, with many new players, and plenty to be encouraged by before Saturday's trip to Broadfields United.

Written by Patrick MacKay

Photos by Liam Smith



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