PIPEMAN'S REPORTS

October 31, 2017

HEREFORD 2 DUNSTABLE TOWN 0 HT 0-0 ATTENDANCE 1,686

I received a phone call the morning after the match and it was a female Hereford supporter who asked me to pass on her message which, concisely, was that she had nothing but praise for our players who had held out for fifty minutes before conceding – and then only from  a penalty.  Later – as Gareth Jackson said in an interview, a late second goal was scored ‘and a wave of relief went round the ground’.  ‘We applauded your players off,’ she told me, ‘we always do that for visiting teams, but t...

October 28, 2017

DUNSTABLE TOWN 1 LEWES 4 HT 0-4 ATTENDANCE 102

This was a most curious game. Lewes had a comfortable 4-0 lead at the interval and then faced a Dunstable revival that brought just one goal as compensation but the additional loss of two players to injury, reducing them to nine men in the course of the second half.  All permitted substitutes had been used. Why curious? Well, with a degree of irony Dunstable ‘won’ the second half and the nine men played as if they had a few more players on the pitch. Lewes, by way of contrast, lost their command of...

October 24, 2017

KINGS LANGLEY 1 DUNSTABLE TOWN 0 HT 1-0 ATTENDANCE 245

This was not an easy game to predict since Kings Langley had yet to win at home and their only win so far was at Creasey Park in the second game of the season. Dunstable had yet to win away, but the solid performance against Redditch United would have given the players some confidence against a team just a place or two above them.

Gaywood Park had undergone some impressive refurbishment, which is still on-going. The pitch was pristine and the spectator areas have been considerably improved,...

October 21, 2017

DUNSTABLE TOWN 1 REDDITCH UNITED 1 HT 1-1 ATTENDANCE 193

I was rather hoping that Dunstable debut Hungarian goal keeper Attila Für would keep a clean sheet today so I could use the headline ‘Attila the None’, but it was not to be.  Attila was not in the initial starting XI, but was drafted into the team as Casey Harker failed a late fitness test.

As it was he joined a battling Dunstable side that had a creditable draw against a team that had put five past them, without reply, on the opening day of the season, scoring four in the first half hour....

October 17, 2017

STRATFORD TOWN 5 DUNSTABLE TOWN 1 HT 4-0 ATTENDANCE 194

The Dunstable defence, so impressive in their last two games, became a bit jittery, and looked increasingly vulnerable as the hosts scored four goals in the first half.  The visitors had their chances but they failed to convert them. However, they came out for the second half with renewed vigour, pulled a goal back and for a while looked as if they might well obtain more compensation.

Significantly, a number of the home supporters stayed in the ground to join the Regiment in applauding the...

October 10, 2017

ST NEOTS TOWN 2 DUNSTABLE TOWN 2 HT 1-1 ATTENDANCE 180

After their first league win over Farnborough at the weekend, Dunstable rose to the challenge of gaining a positive result at St Neots. This was achieved late in the game, when, following the foul on substitute Keiran Ogden, Arel Amu calmly converted the penalty that would ultimately gain a point which was ample reward for the team’s persistency under pressure in  a game where they briefly led.

Gaining four points in two games is something of a tonic, especially as it seemed that the home si...

October 8, 2017

DUNSTABLE TOWN 1 FARNBOROUGH 0 HT 0-0 ATTENDANCE 254

Without doubt this was a significant win for Dunstable Town; it was their first league win, their first at home on the sixth attempt; they kept a clean sheet and enjoyed their best attendance so far, on Non-League Day, with the initiative of ‘pay what you want’. There was a definite atmosphere at Creasey Park and few can blame the Regiment for whooping it up with the team after the final whistle. Not even the away officials begrudged the salutations of both team and supporters.

With goalkeeper...

September 26, 2017

Bishop’s Stortford is a club rich in history and they are cited as the only club to win both the FA Amateur Cup (now the FA Vase) and the FA Trophy. They have also played in both the Conference South and North. They also have an impressive history in the early rounds of the FA Cup, meeting Football League opposition on many occasions.

Dunstable included Saul Williams, who has returned to the club, and thus made a fresh debut. After the somewhat dour game against Dorchester Town at the weekend, which brought defeat by a solitary goal, there was...

September 23, 2017

DUNSTABLE TOWN 0 DORCHESTER TOWN 1 HT 0-0 ATTENDANCE 91

Frustrating though it may be, the first league win still proves to be elusive. It was thought that there was a good chance, facing a team whose form was largely unimpressive – but the Magpies have a generally good record at Creasey Park.  Team news was stimulating for long-time supporters, since a surprising signing was made midweek, drafting back former player Jonathan ‘Lucky’ Barnett, now thirty-five years young, but keen to help out his former club – returning for a fourth spell, and no...

September 16, 2017

THE BEDFORDSHIRE SENIOR CUP – FIRST ROUND

DUNSTABLE TOWN 2 BEDFORD TOWN 3 HT 2-1 ATTENDANCE 99

We had our hopes up; we had reached half time and were leading 2-1.  For the first time this season, Dunstable had taken the lead and scored more than one goal - things were looking good.  But, as before, the second half performance was more of a triumph of hope over expectation, and two further goals were conceded (to the same player, who ended up with a hat-trick) and the debriefing on the pitch from manager Tony McCool and Kevin Gallen was lengthy a...

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

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