EARNEST BUT UNEXCITING
In a game of earnest endeavour but lacking real excitement until the closing stages, Dunstable and King’s Lynn Town fought out a goal-less draw at a chilly Creasey Park. Both teams tried to make inroads towards goal but produced few direct shots on target.
An early chance for Dunstable fell to Jack Green, who with only the keeper to beat; he hesitated and enabled Alexander Street to thwart the attempt. An inordinate number of free-kicks punctuated this stop-start first half that affected the rhythm, and perhaps the best chances came from free-kicks, which for both sides were either wide or well-defended.
Bola and Bossman had two meaningful forays but these were adequately defended. Operas the best chance for a goal came from set pieces but these were, generally, ineffective for both sides.
The second half proved more purposeful, with Dunstable gaining territorially, but still unable to break down a parsimonious Linnets’ defence. Jack Green was again provided with a good chance but the shot was well saved.
Vences Bola was put through by Kelvin Bossman, but the goal was prevented with the keeper’s outstretched leg. Linnets hit back, capitalising on a defensive error but the effort cleared the bar.
Danny Talbot’s speculative lob following an indistinct clearance was just inches wide and Kelvin Bosman on a run on goal decided not to pull the trigger but lay the ball off, with no-one there to capitalise.
As the game reached its closing stages so the excitement finally grew and both teams having late chances, but defences predominated and a draw was indeed a fair result, despite Dunstable’s increasingly frantic attempts to make the most of their second half dominance.
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