Charlie bags winner for Dunstable

Dunstable Town
Dunstable Town

Dunstable Town came from behind to secure three points against high-flying Uxbridge on Saturday.

Redditch United came to Creasey Park on the back of five consecutive league wins and threw down the biggest challenge yet to the Duns.

This was the Corby match in reverse: Redditch scored in the first minute but this time it was Dunstable who came from behind to win.

It did take some time for the Duns to get a foothold in this match. The opening goal came from the first United attack and was put into the net after just 22 seconds, courtesy of George Carline who on another day might have netted more than once.

The visitors looked good for a second goal and came very close, but they failed to exploit their advantage fully.

Fans had to wait for a clear goal chance for Dunstable and when it came it was a fair strike from Charlie Henry but it posed no problem for keeper Sam Hornby.

Grit and determination were needed from the Duns and they did respond. Suddenly there was fluidity about their play in midfield and chances were created along both flanks.

Carline’s headed effort from the corner was on target but lacked volition.Dunstable free kicks were generally good and one from Scott Davies was cleared and the Henry follow-up was saved.

This was better but the Duns still trailed – then some good work by Sandy, Marsh and Roache presented Henry with a clear opportunity which he did not spurn and he slipped in the equaliser on 39 minutes.

The second half was simply superb from both teams. Shots from henry for the home side and Sammons for the visitors showed how even the play was at this point. Another free-kick from Herd was saved, as was a shot from Henry and the still dangerous Hylton cleared the bar with his latest effort.

Play continued to excite and intrigue and as Dunstable pressed more and more there was a distinct suggestion that they could indeed win this one. The winner was the goal of the game after 74 minutes, following some notable individual play from Henry. He evaded two defenders and finished with a supreme shot.

Redditch launched a series of assaults but the Duns held on.

On Saturday they visit Paulton Rovers, who although 18th held the much fancied St Neots Town to an away draw today.

Dunstable Town: Chambers, Herd, Plowright, Beasant, Blackett, Davies, Gregory, (Hutton,), Henry, Roache, (McKenzie-Lowe, Sandy, (Watkins ), Marsh.