Dynamo Sink Seasiders
Loughborough Dynamo have now won three games on the bounce they came from behind to beat Marske United 2-1 in the EVO Stik Division One East.
The teams had already met this season, as Marske beat Loughborough 4-0 at the ADT Stadium in November but Lee Attenborough’s side made sure that the score was very different on this occasion.
Matthew Waters had put the hosts ahead 10 minutes into the second half, but goals from Ryan Robbins and Karl Demidh means that Dynamo are unbeaten in their last five matches.
Dynamo manager Lee Attenborough said that he was really happy with his sides victory. He said: “I thought first half we were by far the better side, lots of chances to make chances, balls flashing across the goal, maybe just a bit more composure in the final third. If we had a bit more composure in the first half, then we maybe could have been a goal or two up.
“I just said to the boys keep going. Keep going you’ll get a chance, and its about sticking that away, and we did it the hard way again, going a goal down but we stuck to our guns. (We) scored at a good time for one all, and then in my opinion we deserved to win”.
Marske made five changes from the side that were beat 1-0 at Pickering Town. Lee Brockbank, Liam O’Sullivan, David Hillerby, Chay Liddle and James Fairley all came in for Craig Gott, Jamie Owens, Joshua Ronbotham, Brad Plant and Callum Martin. Dynamo boss Lee Attenborough named a unchanged side from the 3-2 comeback win over Carlton on New Years Day.
The opening exchanges started reasonably even. On seven minutes, Marske’s Curtis Round crossed to Liddle, who had two attempts at goal, with the latter landing straight at Dynamo goalkeeper Charlie Taylor.
On 25 minutes, Marske had a golden opportunity to take the lead. A long ball was played for James Fairley to chase, he controlled it and took the ball around Taylor, but his shot that was goal-bound was heroically cleared off the line by Dynamo defender Louis Keenan.
Dynamo started to press, and when Robbins delivered from the left to his strike partner Demidh, a goal looked inevitable, but his shot lacked power and it rolled into the hands of Marske goalkeeper Robert Dean.
It ended goalless in a tense but even first half at Mount Pleasant.
Just 10 minutes after the break, Marske took the lead. Waters’ right footed shot towards goal was saved by Charlie Taylor, but he couldn’t keep the ball from flying into the corner of the net. Waters has now got six in 20 matches this term.
Three minutes later, the visitors responded and levelled. Robbins delightfully curled a left footed shot into the bottom corner past Dean for his 11th goal of the season.
The intensity had increased with both teams involved in tackles and exchanges in the game. Demidh was booked after a challenge on Liddle, then moments later Brockbank was given a yellow card for a tackle on Demidh.
Dynamo had still the momentum and took the lead 19 minutes from time. Demidh latched onto a through ball and he fired a shot in off the post to send the travelling fans into delirium. Dynamo’s number nine is now onto 13 for the season.
As Marske pressed for an equaliser it left spaces at the back. Robbins ran through on goal but his last touch was too heavy and the ball rolled out for a goal-kick.
Just a minute from time, the hosts went down to ten men. Liddle’s late challenge sent Alex Steadman over and the referee gave the midfielder a red card for his troubles.
Marske had chances to grab an equaliser but they failed to do so, as the referee blew his whistle to a thoroughly entertaining game at Mount Pleasant. Marske have now failed to win in their last six games. On the other hand, Loughborough Dynamo are in some fine form and have climbed up into the fifth in the league table.
Marske aim to bounce back as they travel to face Stocksbridge Park Steels. Loughborough next up host Wisbech Town (Saturday 12th January, 3pm kick off).
Report by Kieran King