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1st Team - Match centre

AFC Dunstable
Marlow
Full time
J Holder-Spooner (37', 98' Sent Off), R Parsons (76' Sent Off), S Grant (84' Sent Off)
Sat 9 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - East Attendance 68

Final third of the game proves costly in terms of discipline.

Marlow finish game with 8 but defence holds firm in that period.

In a match which saw the second period start with a single goal deficit for a Marlow side hindered by 5 players missing through suspension (for a variety of reasons), another ill (Curtis Chapple) and another unavailable (Richard Witt) you would have through things could not get much more difficult – but they did!
It didn’t start much better as the home side took the lead in the 8th minute through Nathan Frater who took a free kick from outside the Marlow “D” and somehow found the low left corner of Simon Grant’s net.
An early shock but not one that dwelt on the minds of the visitors as they enjoyed the following 20 minutes or so and came near to equalising following a 1-2 between Jordace Holder-Spooner and Chris Ovenden which finished with the former (playing in the unaccustomed role of striker) having his shot blocked by the legs of the home keeper.
Soon after it was the turn of Isaac Osei-Tutu to go close, but having got onto the end of a through ball from Holder-Spooner he saw his cross-shot go agonisingly wide. However a clearance from Junaid Bell was required off the Marlow line to prevent Dunstable increasing their lead soon followed by a Bell shot being deflected just over the angle of the home goal at the other end.
Bell was particularly prominent in exchange in this period and a cross from him in the 35th minute ended with Osei-Tutu’s header at the far post being deflected over for a corner.
This pressure eventually paid off as a free-kick woked between Allen Bossman and Holder-Spooner end with the latter somehow squeezing a shot inside the far post after avoiding a defender and the keer to brings the scores level.
Unfortunately just as it looked as if the game was to be level at the interval the home side broke (calls for offside being ignored by the linesman) and although Grant did very well to block a shot with his chest as he came off his line he was powerless to prevent the follow-up from Frater, who came in from the left, just avoiding a defender on the Marlow line.
Frater failed to take an excellent opportunity within 2 minutes of the restart to complete his hat-trick whulst marlow almost made him pay as Osei-Tutu headed past the home keeper as he came off his line to challenge but in so doing saw the ball run just wide enough for the angle to prevent his pull-back going between the posts.
The game then took a severe turn for the worse.
Holder-Spooner committed a foul and correctly received a caution in the 66th minute with Ryan Parsons receiving a straight red 10 minutes later for what the referee deemed a dangerous tackle with the home player certainly contributing to the outcome. Then came more bad news as following a foul on Osei-Tutu an angry response saw another yellow card waved before the unwelcomed intervention of Grant who received 2 in quick succession, before the resulting red.
And it did not finish there as the referee (seemingly not up-to-date with modern youth language – like me)misunderstood a term uttered by Holder-Spooner and produced his yellow and then red cards once more.
In this same period the home side racked up 4 yellows too – all coming from the 66th minute onwards!
The final outcome sees Dunstable take over the lead at the head of the table and Marlow looking at losing 3 players from the next game!

Key moments

37:00
Goal Jordace Holder-Spooner scores for Marlow
76:00
Red Card Ryan Parsons is sent off for Marlow
84:00
Red Card Simon Grant is sent off for Marlow
90:00 +8:00
Red Card Jordace Holder-Spooner is sent off for Marlow

Highlights

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90:00 +8:00 Yellow Card
Jordace Holder-Spooner is yellow carded for Marlow
90:00 +8:00 Red Card 0 - 1
Jordace Holder-Spooner is sent off for Marlow
84:00 Yellow Card
Simon Grant is yellow carded for Marlow
84:00 Yellow Card
Simon Grant is yellow carded for Marlow
84:00 Red Card 0 - 1
Simon Grant is sent off for Marlow
84:00 Yellow Card
Isaac Osei-Tutu is yellow carded for Marlow
84:00 Sub Off
Simon Grant is substituted off for Marlow
84:00 Sub On
Oneal Garnes is substituted on for Marlow
79:00 Sub Off
Joshua Francis is substituted off for Marlow
79:00 Sub On
Jay Welch is substituted on for Marlow
76:00 Red Card 0 - 1
Ryan Parsons is sent off for Marlow
66:00 Yellow Card
Jordace Holder-Spooner is yellow carded for Marlow
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 0 - 1
Jordace Holder-Spooner scores for Marlow
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • AFC Dunstable
  • Marlow
  • 0
  • Jordace Holder-Spooner Goal 37:00'
  • Jordace Holder-Spooner Yellow Card 66:00'
  • Ryan Parsons Red Card 76:00'
  • Joshua Francis Sub Off 79:00'
  • Jay Welch Sub On 79:00'
  • Simon Grant Yellow Card 84:00'
  • Simon Grant Yellow Card 84:00'
  • Simon Grant Red Card 84:00'
  • Isaac Osei-Tutu Yellow Card 84:00'
  • Simon Grant Sub Off 84:00'
  • Oneal Garnes Sub On 84:00'
  • Jordace Holder-Spooner Yellow Card 90:00 +8:00'
  • Jordace Holder-Spooner Red Card 90:00 +8:00'

Team selection

Grant, Simon Grant, Simon
Francis, Joshua Francis, Joshua
Parsons, Ryan Parsons, Ryan
Bailey, Daniel Bailey, Daniel
Lee-Brown, Jordan Lee-Brown, Jordan
Bell, Junaid Bell, Junaid
Bossman, Allen Bossman, Allen
Ovenden, Chris Ovenden, Chris
Campbell-Young, Channing Campbell-Young, Channing
Holder-Spooner, Jordace Holder-Spooner, Jordace
Osei-Tutu, Isaac Osei-Tutu, Isaac

League round up

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Hartley Wintney
2
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Hayes & Yeading United
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2
4
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# Team Pl Pts
13. Northwood 16 21
14. Thame United 15 20
15. Marlow 15 19
16. Aylesbury 17 15
17. Barton Rovers 18 15
18. Uxbridge 15 14
19. Fleet Town 16 14

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