Day out in Dunstable
By Glenn Webby
Match report by Tristan Webby
We made the long journey down to Dunstable for a friendly, in what looked to be an interesting clash between two teams that hadn't met before. On an excellent 3G pitch and a beautiful day, the game kicked off.
Worcester started the stronger team with some good passing football although Dunstable did well to disrupt their rhythm, with neither side able to break the deadlock. 0-0 Q1.
Worcester stepped up a gear in Q2 and quickly gained dominance. Their constant pressure was rewarded when an excellent Tom Griffin cross found Tristan Webby in the box who calmly slid the ball into the bottom corner. Q2 ended 0-1.
Q3 was a more even affair with both teams creating chances, however Worcester thought they had doubled their lead when Josh Schuck headed goalwards, only to have the ball ruled not to have crossed the line by the referee so it remained 0-1. Just 5 minutes after, Dunstable were awarded a penalty when their forward was clipped right at the edge of the box. Although Ben Clay guessed the right way, the penalty was too far into the corner to save. Q3 ended 1-1.
Q4 was very cagey with neither side finding a foothold on the game, until eventually the Dunstable striker found himself through on goal following a hopeful punt up the field. The player kneed it over Ben to give Dunstable the lead. After the goal Worcester showed more determination to get back into the game - and they nearly did when in the final minutes, a mazy Tristan Webby run resulted in him weaving past 3 or 4 players to strike the ball against the bar in a tantalisingly close effort. However despite Worcester’s best efforts they could not claw the goal back and the game ended 2-1.
Worcester will be disappointed as they were the better team on the day, but Dunstable battled well. We wish them all the best for the rest of the season.