Football Nations Cup 3rd Round
Dunbar 1 - Dundonald 2
Dundonald travelled to Dunbar hoping to win and book their place in the fourth round of the Football Nations Cup. Injuries had forced the visitors to make a few personnel changes and some players found themselves playing in unfamiliar positions.
The opening period of the match was a pretty even affair with both goalkeepers having very like too do. A nice piece of play gave Dundonald their first chance of the match and the Dunbar keeper did well to turn Cargills shot away for a corner. A well taken corner allowed Webberburn to rise above the home defence and head the ball into the net. The home side had always looked dangerous on the break and should have equalised when they got in behind the Dundonald defence but the striker elected to shot, instead of passing to his partner who was on his own, and Lennox saved his shot. With half time approaching a good cross to the back post found Cargill in space but his goal bound header was saved.
Half Time 0-1
The second half started the same as the first with both teams struggling to make any clear chances. A substitution by Dundonald brought instant rewards. Smith, who came on for Ness, made his presence felt immediately when he stole the ball from the home defence rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into the net. Things went from bad to worse for Dunbar when they were reduced to ten men after McKenzie was taken out as he broke forward. Dunbar made it a nervy last few minutes for Dundonald when Fiddler curled in a super goal from the edge of the box.
Dundonald did well too progress into the next round because injuries had forced them to put out a make shift team but the players gave their all and deserved the victory.