League - Conference B
Dunipace 1 - Dundonald 3
With a superleague place secured for next season Dundonald added four under nineteen players to the squad for their match with Dunipace. It was the home side who had the best of the first half and should have taken the lead when they
broke down the left and fired a great ball across the face of the goal but there was no one there to put it in the net. Dunipace had Dundonald under pressure at this stage and only a goal line clearance from Wallace kept the visitors on level terms. Dundonalds only chance of the half fell to Wilson but he could not get the ball out of his feet and the chance was lost. A mistake by Drummond lead to the Dunipace goal, the Dundonald defender tried to usher the ball out for a goal kick but the home striker stole the ball and squared it to his team mate who slotted it in to the net.
Half Time 1-0
After a poor first half Dundonald made the perfect start to the second when they where awared a free kick on the edge of the box and Drummond curled it into the top corner of the net. The vistors could have increased their lead when they were awarded a soft penalty when Smith was judged to have been fouled. The big striker stepped forward to take the penalty but it was easily saved. Dundonald took the lead when a long ball from Wallace was knocked down by Smith to McKenzie who fired the ball into the net. If the first half belonged to Dunipace it was the visitors who were in control off this one. The home side fell further behind when a good run by Rogerson into the box resulted in a second penalty for Dundonald and, this time, Durie made no mistake with the spot kick.
The old saying about a game of two halves was the best way to describe this match Dundonald where lucky to only be one down at half time but the goal early in the second shifted the balance off play and the visitors could have won by more in the end.
Lennox, Durie, Drummond, McDaid, Rogerson, U19, Gay, McKenzie, Wallace, Smith, Wilson.
Subs - Walton,Ness, U19, U19,
Challenge Cup Dundonald Bluebell v Tranent
Saturday 5th February 2022
Kick off 2-30pm