Battling Dunkirk Out Of Vase

Worcester City 3-1 Dunkirk (FA Vase Round Two) 06.11.19

East Midlands Counties League side Dunkirk were beaten at Worcester City in the FA Vase last night as the Reds Wembley dream came to an end against a well drilled Midland Football League outfit.

After a bright start by the home side with visiting goalkeeper Ryan Howes called to action on a couple of occasions it was Dunkirk who could of taken the lead when Markelic sent through forced a save out of Jezeph in the Worcester goal.

After a penalty appeal went begging Worcester again went close when Sean Brain forced another save from Howes before the away side had their turn when Tyrell Shannon-Lewis pulled back to Grant Tobin who struck wide from long range.

On 36 minutes however Worcester did get the breakthrough when Luke English headed home a corner and before long it was 2-0 when Lockett broke down the right to pull back for Demetri Brown.

The home sides two goal lead however didn’t last for long as Tyrell Shannon-Lewis lifted over Jezeph to pull back the deficit and keep Dunkirk in the game going into half time.

In the second half Jordan Alls went close to equalising heading wide before Lockett a threat all night down the Worcester right picked out Brown again who fired wide. With the tiring Dunkirk chasing the game it was the home team who after a spell of possession wrapped things up on 87 when Craig Jones fired in again after Lockett danced around the Dunkirk defence.

It was a gallant effort by Dunkirk who but for one player were an even match against a top side. Attention now focuses on their impressive start to the league campaign with a trip to Shirebrook Town this Saturday.

Worcester City: Jezeph, English (Mewies 45), Jones, Sinclair, Hall, Caines, Lockett, Withington, Okojie, Brown (Harrison 88), Brain (Adaggio 77).

Dunkirk: Howes, Frizelle, Price, Wilcox, Evans, Grant Tobin (Pearson 76), Bailey (Meakin 55), Greg Tobin, Alls, Shannon-Lewis, Marilelic (Parkes 76).

Venue: Victoria Ground (187)

*Main image @Dunkirk_FC the Boatmen did themselves proud v Worcester.

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