FA Vasae dream is over for Heanor Town after Dunston defeat

Heanor Town FC v Dunston UTS FC
Heanor Town FC v Dunston UTS FC

Heanor Town’s FA Vase dream is over after they were beaten 1-0 by Dunston.

Heanor started well with Gregory heading a corner wide in the opening minute, before Dunston came back with a spell of pressure.

On 17 minutes a Hearon free kick from 30 yards out was cleared by Ormston, befofre another free-kick by Hawes a minute later found Jones whose shot went over the bar. 

Ricketts came close to getting on the end of a cross by Jones on 25 minutes as Heanor looked to break the deadlock.

Four minutes later another Jones corner was played to Gregory whose shot from 18 yards went wide of the near post.

Two minutes later McAndrew played in a low cross to the front past, but the ball was deflected by Kane for a goal kick. Play continued up to half time without any further goal area action as both sides battled hard in midfield.

Heanor got the first chance of the second half as a Hall shot from 20 yards was blocked and cleared, before a Jones corner was met and headed just over the bar by Ricketts,

Deakin had to save well from Bulford as the visitors threatened, before Debrouwer saw his shot blocked for Heanor.

A Halliday corner was met by Burrell at the back post and his header bounced off the crossbar as the visitors came close to opening the scoring.

The game was finally settled with 10 minutes to go when Dixon got a head to a defensive clearance. He played the ball to Burrell, who played a defence -splitting ball through to Bulford,

Bulford then calmly placed a shot under the advancing Deakin to send the visitors through.

Heanor Town: Deakin Marriott, Shaw, Hawes, Henshaw, Strzyzeivski, Jones, Gregory (Grantham 71), Ricketts (Benger 77), Hall, Debrouwer (Capt), Subs not used: Naylor, Andrews, Baker.

Dunston UTS: Connell, Harrison, Halliday, Burrell, Cattanach, Gilhespy, Kane, Ormston, Dixon, Bulford (Wilson 90), McAndrew. Subs not used: Cattanach, Wightman, Williams, Clark.

Attendance: 397.