Blues pay the price for missed chances

Action from Dunstable v Leamington
Action from Dunstable v Leamington
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Southern League Premier Division: Dunstable Town 0 Leamington 2

Dunstable Town fell to an undeserved 2-0 defeat against Leamington in their Southern League Premier Division clash at Creasey Park on Saturday.

The hosts gave starts to new signings Steven Gregory and Jemale McKenzie-Lowe, two players who were with the club last season, plus Victor Osobu, who has joined from Chalfont St Peter.

Dunstable fell behind on five minutes when Lee Moore’s shot was parried by Paul Bastock into the path of Brakes’ Jack Edwards who netted.

From that moment, Dunstable were the more dominant, as McKenzie-Lowe fired over, before Osobu displayed plenty of pace and vigour, while McKenzie-Lowe’s free header was easy for keeper Tony Breeden.

David Keenleyside’s long range shot was tipped behind by Breeden, as he then comfortably held on to Zack Reynolds’ effort.

Leamington still managed to break forward, Rob Ogleby’s forward run stretching the Blues defence, although eventually came to nothing.

Osobu was off target in the last action of the half, while in the second period, he came even closer, denied by the post, as was Keenleyside.

The new signing then came close once more as he took McKenzie-Lowe’s pass in his stride, but failed to get enough height on his effort to chip Breeden.

He was once again denied brilliantly by Weeden late on, before against the run of play, Brakes sub Will Green notched the killer second goal.

Dunstable host Barton Rovers in the FA Cup first qualifying round on Saturday.

Blues: Paul Bastock, Zack Reynolds, Luke Pennell, Danny Talbot, James Kaloczi, Shane Blackett, Adam Watkins, David Keenleyside (Gary Wharton 80), Jamale McKenzie-Lowe, (Curtess Shaw 80), Steven Gregory (Lorenzo Ferrari 67), Victor Osobu.

Subs not used: Anthony Fontenelle, Ryan Plowright.

Leamington: Tony Breeden, Ben George, Connor Gudger, Ross Oulton (Michael Williams), Jamie Wood, James Mace, Rob Ogleby (Jake Jones), Richard Taundry, Ben Mackey, Jack Edwards, Lee Moore (Will Green).

Subs not used: Lewis Fenney, Kieran West.

Attendance: 177.