Dynamo 4 - Pickering Town 2
Dynamo gained their first points of the season in what was a true game of two halves.
From the kick off it was Dynamo who controlled the game and in the fifth minute Karl Demidh, from the corner of the penalty box, clipped in a ball that was destined for the far top corner but Pickering goalkeeper Charlie Andrew made a great save pushing the ball out to Josh Riley who should of opened the scoring but hit his effort wide. However Riley atoned for his miss when he opened the scoring on in the thirteenth minute with a rifled shot flying into the net. Minute’s later good interplay by Liam Read and Sam Birks saw a Birks shot well saved by Andrew.
Dynamo increased their lead in the twenty third minute when a jinking run by Demidh, that took him into the penalty area, was ended by a foul tackle and Demidh converted the resulting penalty.
For the next twenty minutes dynamo continued to control the game without making further inroads whilst Pickering made little impression going forward.
Demidh should have scored Dynamo's third in the forty first minute when Birks played him in but one on one with the keeper it was Andrew who won the battle. Like Riley Demidh soon made up for the miss when Birks again played him in and this time he found the net.
Pickering got a lucky break in the early minutes of the half when a blatant body check on Demidh should have resulted in a penalty but the referee waved play on, Pickering broke forward and won a corner, Brad Freer winning the header and Billy Logan reacted first to stab the ball home in the fifty first minute. A minute later and Pickering pulled another goal back when they launched a ball forward, Freer ran onto the ball and the referee decided that Jason Alexander's challenge was a foul and awarded Pickering a penalty that Ryan Blott scored from.
Pickering were now in the ascendancy and nothing Dynamo tried or did came off, where in the first half their passing and movement looked crisp and sharp for much of the second it was nonexistent. Pickering pushed for an equaliser but Dynamo’s back line refused to buckle and in the final few minutes Dynamo broke forward but squandered two or three good opportunities to seal the result.
There was a collective sigh of relief around the ADT Stadium when Jordan Wilson scored Dynamo's fourth in the fourth minute of time added on, ensuring their first league win of the campaign.