BRIDGES LAYS CROWS’ PATH
ROYSTON Town’s productive five-minute period in the first half determined their comfortable victory over Dunstable.
Dunstable never gave up and tried their best to give their higher-placed league opponents a challenging afternoon.
Goal scoring opportunities for the away side were mostly dealt with by Dunstable keeper Casey Harker, who returned to the side after a two-month absence due to injury, showing exemplary handling all game.
But he was powerless to stop Royston getting on the scoresheet, first through man-of-the-match Scott Bridges while Adam Marriott followed suit soon after.
A Bridges free-kick on the hour-mark made it 3-0 to wrap up the game, while Marriott got a second of his own from 12 yards after a foul in the area.
And the same man wrapped up not only the contest, but also his wonderful hat-trick with just ten minutes to go, finishing crisply from a lobbed ball.
But it was Bridges who was instrumental in Royston's win in a game which was played in a competitive but fair manner by two sides who like to play football on the floor, but showed differeng quality with it.
Royston will be happy with their win, but Dunstable know better days lie ahead. STAR MAN: Scott Bridges (Royston) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★