Last season’s Loughborugh Charity Cup Final finalists met in the first semi-final and it was last years winners who secured a place in this season’s final.
Dynamo’s management made a couple of changes to Saturday’s line up for this Loughborough Charity Cup semi-final against Barrow Town and were rewarded with an explosive start when Matt Langham netted twice for Dynamo within the first three minutes. Barrow’s response to the setback was positive and Michael Papporozzi pulled a goal back in the fifth minute. From this point Dynamo controlled the majority of the first half and quick movement and passes created a number of opportunities but they failed to capitalise from them. When they could Barrow looked dangerous on the counter attack and midway through the half a forward ball looked to have caught out Dynamo’s defence but Danny Jenno got back to clear off the line, but the effort would have been ruled out as the assistant had flagged for offside.
In the second half Barrow went to a three man forward line playing a more direct ball and pushed Dynamo onto the defence but they, like Dynamo in the first half, failed to capitalise on the opportunities they created. The turning point of the game came in the sixty third minute when, Carl Sibson tackled Beny Doumbouya in Dynamo’s box and as the players went to ground there was a tangle of bodies, Barrow appealed for a penalty, the referee gave a goal kick. Whilst Barrow were still protesting the issue Dynamo hit the goal kick long Luke Edwards raced clear and netted Dynamo’s third. Six minutes later and Dynamo wrapped up the game when Dan Henton added their fourth.