Blues are battered by Dragons on Pancake Day

Brad Hewitt gets stuck in for Dunstable at Basingstoke - pic: Chris White

Brad Hewitt gets stuck in for Dunstable at Basingstoke - pic: Chris White

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Southern League Premier Division: Basingstoke Town 5 Dunstable Town 1

Dunstable Town suffered a Pancake Cay battering 5-1 at Basingstoke Town in their Southern League Premier Division clash on Tuesday evening.

Josh Oyinsan was on target for the Blues

Josh Oyinsan was on target for the Blues

The visitors welcomed back Joshua Oyinsan after his suspension, with Jack Green on the substitutes’ bench.

It was Dunstable who took the lead on three minutes though as Oyinsan took full advantage of a defensive mix-up, and he slotted past keeper Alex Tokarczyk.

The Blues then forced three corners in quick succession, as Nathan Olukanmi and Vences Bola threatened with their pace, Bola firing over the bar.

Basingstoke threatened at times, Nana Owusu sprinting away and firing across goal.

Olukanmi put in a good deliver for Oyinsan whose snap shot went wide, while he headed off target too, with Aaron Redford going close for Basingstoke.

However, after the break, the hosts soon set about their task, as they levelled the scores on 51 minutes as Dunstable conceded a penalty and Matt Partridge beat Jack Smith from the spot.

Within two minutes, the Dragons were ahead, Ashleigh Artwell scoring his first goal of the evening.

Blues could only muster a Kelvin Bossman half chance, plus another effort from Bola as they fell further behind on 70 minutes when Michael Atkinson found the target.

It was soon 4-1 too as substitute Jordan Odofin concede a penalty which was blasted home by Owusu with eight minutes to go, while Artwell added his second three minutes later to complete the scoring.

Bola’s late shot was easy for Tokarczyk as Dunstable trudged off well beaten on the night, with a trip to leaders Chippenham next up on Saturday.

Basingstoke: Alex Tokarczyk, Terence Van Cooten, George Bennett, Charlie Kennedy, Joe Gater, David Ray (C), Michael Atkinson, Matt Partridge, Aaron Redford, Ashleigh Artwell, Nana Owusu.

Subs used: Marcus Johnson Schuster.

Subs not used: Aaron Jarvis, Dan Collier, Sam Deadfield, Oluwatobi Adekunle.

Dunstable: Jack Smith, Zack Reynolds (Jordan Odofin), Gedeon Okito, Danny Talbot (Jack Green), Bradley Hewitt, Adam Pepera (C), Nathan Olukanmi, David Longe-King, Joshua Oyinsan (Kelvin Bossman), Shane Bush, Vences Bola.

Subs not used: Adam Moussi.

Attendance: 292.