Chambers excels during Redditch defeat

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Southern League Premier: Redditch United 2 Dunstable Town 1

Dunstable Town slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Redditch United in the Southern League Premier Division on Saturday.

The visitors, were without Gary Mulligan, released in the week, while Tony Burnett started upfront.

Dunstable were indebted to keeper Luke Chambers for a magnificent performance throughout, as he made a wonderful save from Ashley Sammons and also denied Luke Shearer.

Redditch took a deserved lead on 30 minutes when Simeon Maye stormed down the right flank and his cross fortunately beat Chambers and flew into the net.

After the break, the hosts once again tested Chambers to the limit as he made numerous stops to keep his side in the game.

Dunstable did start to get going, with Burnett a menace on the flank, allowing Ben Herd, Scott Davies and Charlie Henry more possession to try and find a way back into the game.

The visitors were on level terms after an hour when Davies, who had struck the woodwork earlier, finished a textbook counter attack with real aplomb.

Burnett then had an deflected for a corner, while Shane Blackett cleared off his own line, before sending a header over at the other end, and Inih Effiong went close.

Redditch soon wrested the initiative back as further heroics from Chambers were called upon, while the Blues introduced Jemale McKenzie-Lowe for Effiong.

The sub forced Sam Hornby to save at his feet, before the hosts went 2-1 ahead when Ben Herd blotted his copybook by putting past his own keeper as United collected the victory.

Dunstable are home to Paulton Rovers on Saturday.

Dunstable: Luke Chambers, Ben Herd, David Lynn, Danny May, Shane Blackett, Steven Gregory, Adam Watkins, Charlie Henry, Inih Effiong (Jamale McKenzie-Lowe), Scott Davies, Tony Burnett. Subs not used: Nathan Abbey, Tony Fontanelle, Kai Gardner.