Blues’ poorest so far in winless run

Dunstable Town
Dunstable Town

Dunstable Town’s recent poor form continued on Saturday as they have now gone four games without a win - this time losingbadly to lowly Burnham.

Loan striker Ben Mackey took a knock in the Weymouth game and he was on the’ bench. But Charlie Henry was deemed fit for purpose.

After just six minutes the hosts went ahead. Chambers had tipped out a cross for a corner. But Dunstable then fell prey to the shrewd short corner which was not anticipated and resulted in a cross that was hooked home by the tall Nicke Kabamba.

Chris Marsh had a promising run thwarted, and subsequent crosses and attempts met the same fate. Luke Ruddick saw his cross to Burnett headed wide. A subsequent cross from Plowright was gathered by the largely untroubled James Reading.

Henry and Herdbegan a move that went out for a corner and it led to the Blues’ best chance when Nick Beasant’s effort struck the upright.

In the second half Charlie Henry, feeling the ball was misshapen and lacking air, kicked it to the dug-outs in anticipation of a replacement ball – however his actions earned him a yellow card.

Dunstable enjoyed their best period of pressure but then Burnham struck again on the counter, with Kabamba gleefully doubling his side’s advantage on 69 minutes.

Kabamba denied himself the hat-trick he deserved. He was through on goal and about to unleash the ball when he twisted badly, fell to the floor, lost possession to the groping Luke Chambers, and was then substituted, being clearly unable to carry on.

Dunstable faced Histon last night and visit Whyteleafe on Saturday in the FA Trophy.