Dunston put on Fitz to outshine Lang Jacks
Whickham go on the attack against Dunston UTS during yesterday’s Ebac Northern League Division One clash WHICKHAM manager Robin Falcus admitted this week that the highly anticipated derby against Dunston UTS had been on his mind for a long time.
You expect that he will hope to forget the game rather more quickly after a late goal from one of his former players ensured it was Chris Swailes’ side who took the local bragging rights.
Dan Lowther had got Whickham back on level terms just before halftime after Michael Pearson put the visitors ahead on 15 minutes.
The game seemed to be heading towards a draw until ex-Whickham striker Mark Fitzpatrick punished his former club by tapping home a winner for Dunston.
The afternoon had started in promising fashion for Whickham as they created two good chances inside the opening 10 minutes.
Former Dunston captain Dale Burrell curled in a cross from the left that just evaded new signing Damien Stevens.
The loose ball landed at the feet of Max Cowburn but the young midfielder could only send a firsttime effort over the bar from eight yards.
Moments later, Stevens found some space on the left and found Kelvin Thear just inside the Dunston area and he forced Karl Dryden into a smart stop at his near post after his first effort had been blocked by Andrew Grant-Soulsby.
The hosts were left to rue those missed chances as Dunston took the lead on 14 minutes with a well-taken