Dynamo Held At Home
Loughborough Dynamo drew 3-3 at home with Tividale, after leading three times
Despite an element of luck going against Loughborough Dynamo in their home encounter with bottom club Tividale, the visitors went away with a deserved point, even though Dynamo hit the woodwork three times and Tividale played for more than half the match with only ten men.
Dynamo appeared uncertain in defence in the opening minutes, and loose back passes put the home side under self inflicted pressure on more than one occasion. The ship was steadied in the eleventh minute when a good centre from the right by Will Dennis just eluded Dynamo captain Rob Norris. In the opening sixteen minutes three Tividale players received yellow cards for fouls.
The twenty-first minute saw Tividale threaten with a long ball, Carl Sibson clearing the danger by heading back to Dynamo goalkeeper Joe McCormack.
The twenty-seventh minute saw Leando Browne turn and hit a low shot which beat Tividale goalkeeper Tom Turner, but hit the post and rebound away
Tividale then went down the other end of the pitch, and first McCormack saved well from Ashley Jackson's low shot, then Chris Sterling's shot was blocked by centreback Joe Pheasant's chest.
Dynamo took the lead in the thirty-second minute when front man Luke Edwards lashed home a rising left foot shot. Tividale equalised three minutes later, McCormack blocked Jackson's fierce shot, but the ball rebounded out, hit Malachi Farquharson and bounced past McCormack.
In the thirty-seventh minute Jordan Cullianane-Liburd, who had already received a yellow card, was the last Tividale defender and fouled Luke Edwards just as the Dynamo forward was about to break clear of the Tividale defence. Referee Chris Hunter did not produce a second yellow card, instead produced a straight red card for denying a clear goal scoring opportunity.
From the free kick the ball ran loose in the Tividale area, and Luke Edwards gave Dynamo the lead, prodding the ball home from close in.
The last goal mouth activity of the first half came in the fortieth minute when Sterling's shot was blocked. Tividale was the first team to threaten in the second half and Sterling turned the ball home from close in after an inswinging corner.
A minute later Browne made a good run, cut in and saw his shot saved by Turner, the rebound hitting Luke Edwards but going over the bar. Norris threatened in the sixtieth minute when a cross field move involving Dennis and Danny Edwards saw the ball arrive with Dynamo's captain, but his shot glanced off the crossbar and over.
Two minutes later Dynamo took the lead for the third time, when a move involving Dennis and Luke Edwards saw Luke's brother Danny score the best goal of the game, hitting a fine shot which curved around Turner.
Dynamo hit Tividale on the break in the sixty-eighth minute, Browne cutting in and seeing his shot blocked for a corner, which was cleared.
Tividale equalised for a third time in the seventh-third minute, Sterling's long range shot took a deflection which wrong footed McCormack, the ball hitting the inside of one post, rolling across the goal and nestling in the net on the opposite side.
Dynamo threatened to take the lead once more. First Browne date his shot blocked, then substitute Daryll Thomas stretched to reach Browne's centre, the ball hitting the cross bar and going over.
The final few minutes saw Tividale the stronger side, the points being shared.