Town fail to take chances

Dinnington Town (black/yellow) v Dronfield Town (blue) at Phoenix Park
Dinnington Town (black/yellow) v Dronfield Town (blue) at Phoenix Park
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Dinnington Town missed numerous chances as they failed to follow up last week’s win at Emley with a positive result at home to Dronfield Town on Saturday.

The visitors went home with all three points thanks to a 1-0 win, against a much-changed Dinnington side.

Manager Steve Toyne was forced to make four changes from last week’s winning team with Tom Fairweather, Ivan Ya Myala, Jo Jo Louey and, Danny Lindley all unavailable.

He was however able to call Ben Rosser and Greg Taylor back into the starting line-up.

It took a while for their reshaped team to settle and in the early stages Dronfield dominated play in a scrappy game.

They had two chances to take the lead but failed to convert either of these.

Town gradually gained in confidence and in the last 15 minutes of the first half, they had four good chances to open the scoring but took none of them, misses they were soon to regret.

The second half was much the same as the first.

Man of the Match Martin Wade was a constant problem for Dronfield’s defence with his strong running and was at the centre of most of Town’s attacking play.

On 60 minutes he beat a number of players only to see his strong shot narrowly miss the post.

Five minutes later Town paid for their missed chances when Dan Wood slotted the ball home with supporters appealing for handball.

Town’s best chance to score came on 78 minutes when sub Jermaine Colphon headed powerfully but straight at the keeper following another fine run and cross from Wade.

Manger Toyne was left to reflect on what might have been in a game his men should have won.

Dinnington: Hands, Flannery, Hoyland, Rosser, Taylor, Ramsden, Wade, Roper, Reid, Cartledge, Elliot. Subs: Boysanga, Lefudu, Colphon.