Dunkirk 1-0 Clipstone
Clipstone line-up: Sam Ogden, Jason Foster (c), Roberto Marchetta, Lewis Warwick, Tom Weaver, Connor Emery, James McConnell (Sheldon McDonald 65), Josh Ing, Jack Warwick, Jonathan Collo, Josh Pickering (Josh Devereux 70)
Subs not used: Curtis Birchall, Connor Nowaczyk, Mitch Mullins
Cobras’ MOTM : Marchetta
Booked: Weaver, Marchetta
Sin-binned: Lewis Warwick
Clipstone returned pointless from Nottingham despite a fighting second half performance.
Dunkirk’s Lenton Lane ground is 20 yards from the River Trent and the home club deserve credit for getting the game on despite recent rain which left the Trent looking very high.
20 mins A free kick by Cobras’ skipper Jason Foster causes Liam Mitchell in the home goal some difficulty and he is happy to tip it over for a corner.
29 mins The home side score the only goal when slack defending at a corner when defender Lewis Wilcox was allowed to turn and fire home from close range after static defending allowed Dunkirk players to win two headers in the box with the ball falling to Wilcox 6 yards out.
31 mins Half chance for Clipstone’s Jonathan Collo but he is unable to find the target.
50 mins The Cobras immediately show more attacking intent and Josh Pickering fires straight at Mitchell when well placed.
83 mins A Dunkirk player is fouled close to the edge of the area and the referee points to the penalty spot after consulting his assistant much to the disgust of Lewis Warwick who is sin-binned for 10 minutes for dissent. However Tyrrell Shannon-Lewis fires his spot kick well over Sam Ogden’s goal.
90 mins In an end to end last 10 minutes Clipstone create several half chances, the best falling to midfielder Josh Ings but his shot is straight at Mitchell.