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Post  Solihull Martyr on Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:47 am

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Post  Solihull Martyr on Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:49 am

1 up Traylor just before h/t
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Post  scamp on Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:00 am

Won 1-0

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Post  Boz1964 on Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:01 am

Three priceless away play off points....happy days for Nigel santa ....Boz
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Post  Merthyr Imp on Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:04 am

Another excellent away result. Moves us up to 4th place.

I would have taken a win today over a win against Slough in the Trophy last Tuesday any time.
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Post  GordonTheGopher on Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:15 pm

Good report by the Pipeman on the Dunstable web page.
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Piping Hot Report

Post  Boz1964 on Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:38 am

Quite Gordon, a great match report which had the right blend of fact, honest opinion and humour.

Although being a teacher most of his references to doldrums and trade winds and use of words of over 5 letters would be lost on some of our supporters.

I dare say there will be more in the 'pipeline'.

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Post  Old Sod on Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:22 pm

Merthyr ground out a deserved victory at Creasey Park, scoring the only goal of the game just before the break in a game of little goalmouth action which moved the Martyrs up to 4th place in the Southern League Premier Division.

With a few more players available Merthyr made 2 changes from the team that were defeated in Slough in the week, with Garner returning to the side and Prosser replacing the suspended Evans and a full bench containing Williams, Baggridge, Davies, Watkins and Jenkins.

On a cold afternoon in Bedfordshire the home side set the pattern of their play for the rest of the afternoon when virtually from the kick off they sent a long ball deep into the Merthyr half which went all the way through to Garner. Merthyr’s first attack involved Prosser who gained a throw which was taken by Barrow towards McLaggon near the byline and he returned it to Barrow who sent a high cross into the area which Prosser met but his head down was cleared by Pepera and after passing the ball around near the halfway line, Jones’s long ball forward aimed in the general direction of Prosser went out of play for a goal kick. Merthyr were looking better than Dunstable in what was a scrappy opening but neither side looked dominant in possession although a good bit of play involving Barrow, Prosser and McLaggon led to a throw in the Dunstable half which found its way back to Wright in the centre circle who sent it towards the area and Prosser challenged Doolan for the ball and the defender could only put it behind for a corner. Barrow’s corner was aimed towards the near post and McDonald was first to it but from about 8 yards his header went high and wide of the Dunstable goal. A few minutes later, Richards sent a through ball towards the Dunstable area and Prosser challenged Head in the Dunstable goal and forced the keeper to screw his clearance high in the air but luckily for him to a wide position and Dunstable cleared but only as far as Tancock who sent it down the right towards Reffell but a defender nipped in and got it out of play for a throw. It was taken by Traylor to Tancock who slipped it to Reffell who set Traylor free to put a high cross into the area which Head fumbled and McLaggon got away a shot towards goal from about 12 yards but Pepera stuck out a long leg and cleared it off the line and a defensive colleague booted it away. Merthyr obtained a few corners which Dunstable managed to defend but the Duns offered little going forward and apart from fielding a few back passes and a few hopeful balls aimed in his general direction, Garner was a virtual spectator.

After Richards did well to beat his man on the Merthyr left before sending his shot high over the Dunstable bar, Wright’s shot from about 20 yards a few minutes later suffered the same fate, albeit a couple of feet lower after good work on the right by Tancock, Prosser, McLaggon and Reffell who made the cut back to the Merthyr midfielder. Pepera, who had already been spoken to by Mr Williams for trying to referee the game (or as some of my older readers may remember “doing a Rattin”) received another wigging after a late tackle on Barrow and Jones’s free kick was headed back across the area by Prosser but Okita got in to clear. The Reffell picked up a loose ball in the centre circle and sent through a superb ball to McLaggon who ran into the area and hammered a great shot past Head from about 10 yards which struck the crossbar, bounced out and hit Okita and rebounded over the bar for another Merthyr corner which was defended by Dunstable. Reffell, who had earlier also been a victim of late tackle which went unpunished was booked for bringing down Green as he ran into the Merthyr half and Talbot’s free kick went straight into the arms of Garner.

Merthyr were still trying to play football and were finally rewarded on the stroke of halftime when after a period of possession in the middle third, McDonald found Richards on the left and although Longe-King nipped the ball away initially, Richards got it back and played a one two with McLaggon who sent a lovely, high floated ball towards the right hand edge of the Dunstable area, over the head of Okita and Traylor picked it up, advanced forward beating a couple of defenders on the way, danced across the 6 yard line and slammed the ball past Head’s right hand and into the corner of the net and in the 45th minute, Merthyr were deservedly in the lead and a minute later the referee brought the half, which had been dominated by the Martyrs to an end.

Merthyr made a half time substitution when Reffell who had received a knock on his ankle in the first half was replaced by Williams. Merthyr started the half well and from an early corner, taken by Williams, Head managed to palm the ball off the head of Jones and Dunstable cleared. Dunstable made a foray forward through Cathline and McDonald did well to break up the attack. Dunstable were now having more possession but could do little with the ball going forward and the game continued to be on the scrappy side with play largely in the middle third and any efforts on goal were wide, high or easily saved.

Richards and Wright had shots for Merthyr which failed to trouble the scorer and then in a rare good Dunstable move, Bola and Hutchinson linked well in the Merthyr half and found Cathline near the D and his shot was deflected towards Talbot who shot and Garner made his only really good save of the match with his legs and the ball went away for a corner. The corner was sent far post and came off Barrow for another corner on the opposite side. This time Talbot’s corner evaded everyone and went out wide. Shortly afterwards, Prosser, who had worked well upfront all afternoon with little fortune, was replaced by Jenkins and the home side made their first substitution of the game with Moussi replacing Talbot, who in my opinion had been Dunstable’s best player.

Merthyr were keeping Dunstable at arms length with Wright playing just in front of the back 4 and dropping back where necessary and Merthyr stiffened their midfield by replacing Traylor with Watkins and the second half somewhat subsided and the only notable thing to report was that there was little to report as Merthyr successfully closed the game down. In fact when Merthyr had free kicks late in the game they didn’t send any of the big lads in the back forward and were content to hold onto what they had. Dunstable made 2 further substitutions which had no effect. Just before the end Jenkins did well on the Merthyr left to beat Pepera and gave it to McLaggon who got into the area, beat a couple of players and from my position seemed to be brought down near the penalty spot but Mr Williams waved play on leaving a frustrated McLaggon prone in the Dunstable area. Dunstable had a couple of ineffective attacks and the game ended with Head clearing off the head of Jenkins in the Dunstable six yard area.

Well it wasn’t a game for the connoisseur but it was an away win for the Martyrs and another 3 points in the bag to overtake Hitchin in the table. To do this without a recognised midfielder on for a large portion of the game was admirable. We were rarely under any real pressure with Garner only having to make one save and we could easily have been 2 or 3 up at the break. When you are leading 1-0 it only takes a moment to concede but the Merthyr defence was too strong on the day. Mr Williams played what seemed to be an inordinate amount of stoppage time but the sausage and chips provided by the Pipeman after the game hadn’t gone cold. I know that my counterpart at Dunstable gave Prosser the MOTM in the NLP and I wouldn’t argue overly with that although our back 4 all did well to repel anything Dunstable could throw at us.





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Post  Boz1964 on Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:28 pm

Great report Ancient Turf.

I note that with competition for match reports you upped your game.

They are always appreciated by those unable to get pitch side.

Although the Pipeman Report ( Sounds like the title of the an FA Enquiry) was quality and a great read too....

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Post  Nubs on Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:40 pm

Was referring to the Hereford Centre Forward, 27 goals already this season. 52 goals last season and top scorer for Didcot in 2014/2015 with 57 goals. Nothing to do with Hayley or Juliet's Dad.
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Post  Merthyr Imp on Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:43 pm

Well known for his 'Ice Cold' finishing.
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Post  GordonTheGopher on Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:08 pm

Nubs wrote:Was referring to the Hereford Centre Forward, 27 goals already this season. 52 goals last season and top scorer for Didcot in 2014/2015 with 57 goals. Nothing to do with Hayley or Juliet's Dad.

Nubs have you put this in the wrong place ? Laughing
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Post  Nubs on Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:52 pm

Just seeing if somebody was awake!
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