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Match Report: Dunstable Town 1-1 Sawbridgeworth Town

Written by Zain Rizvi

Dunstable’s last game of the season ended with both teams taking a point in an end to end game, cementing a 13th place finish in the South Midlands Premier Division.

Dunstable struggled to find their footing in the opening 25 minutes, Sawbridgeworth kept the pressure up leading to a goal. A ball played down the right flank was whipped into the box where Austin Garrad was there to turn it in in the 12th minute. Sawbridge kept the pressure on until the 25th minute. However, Dunstable grew into the game, playing some lovely football and creating some clear cut chances including a diving header from Danny Webb parried by the keeper and a chance from Josh Hatton cleared off the line. Dunstable kept the pressure up and Ezra Forde took his goal well after a shot was parried into his path.

Ezra Forde celebrates the equaliser with provider, Alfie Osborne.
Ezra Forde celebrates the equaliser with provider, Alfie Osborne.

Dunstable continued to look in control of the game, looking especially threatening on the right hand side with Ricardo Green’s impeccable pace. Going into the second half the game looked set to go either way, both teams retained possession well but Dunstable had more clear cut chances to get the winner, unfortunately, these chances were not taken. Dunstable’s frustrations began to come through following some contentious refereeing decisions.

Danny Webb narrowly heads wide.
Danny Webb narrowly heads wide.

Despite a spirited performance from both teams, the spoils were shared which cannot be seen as anything less than fair in what was also the final game for the first team manager, Joe Deeney and his assistants, Kyle and Anthony. We were lucky enough to speak to Kyle after the game who conceded that a 1-1 draw was a fair result but was proud of the performance nonetheless.

Kyle Durcan applauds the fans in his last game for the club.


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