Dundonald 0 - Dunbar 2
Dundonald welcomed Dunbar to a heavy Moorside park for this East of Scotland Premier League match. Manager Kevin Forthingham rested a few players after his team’s fine performance in mid-week against Bonnyrigg Rose where they eventually lost after extra time.
Dundonald got off to the worst possible start in this match when they allowed Dunbar a free header from a corner conceded after McKenzie lost the ball on the edge of his own box. After losing the goal Dundonald settled down and started to put Dunbar under pressure. McKenzie had a good chance to equalize but pulled his shot wide. A good run by, left back, Aiden Hendry forced the Dunbar keeper to make a brave save but he could not hold onto the ball and it fell to Strang but his goal bound shot was cleared off the line. The home side continued to take the game to Dunbar put went in at the break one down.
Half Time 0-1
The second half continued in the same fashion as the first Dunbar with ten men behind the ball and Dundonald trying to break them down. McKenzie saw another shot go wide and when substitute Smith got his header on target the Dunbar keeper pulled off a superb save. This was how the second half played out Dundonald having all the ball but failing to create the all- important goal scoring chance. With three minutes left Dunbar produced the classic sucker punch when they broke forward and scored their second.
The heavy pitch made good football almost impossible but Dundonald will be disappointed that they failed to make any real goal scoring chances in a game that they had about ninety percent possession
Challenge Cup Dundonald Bluebell v Tranent
Saturday 5th February 2022
Kick off 2-30pm