REPORT: Frickley Athletic 3-0 Loughborough Dynamo

REPORT: Frickley Athletic 3-0 Loughborough Dynamo

By Kieran King
1 October
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Dynamo’s away day blues continue

Loughborough Dynamo suffered a second consecutive away defeat after they were beaten 3-0 by Frickley Athletic at Westfield Lane on Tuesday evening.

A first-half brace from Jonathon Margetts and one from Jacob Hazel secured the victory for the home side on what was a bitterly cold night in West Yorkshire.

Lee Attenborough made three changes to his team that were beaten by Stamford in the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday.

Ryan Robbins, Manuchim Oke-William and Alex Egner all came into the Starting XI for Josh Riley, Luke Foster and Jay Alexander.

Frickley started the brighter of the two teams and created any early opportunity within the first 10 minutes.

A smartly taken corner found Jacob Hazel, who’s left-footed effort was deflected straight to Brad McGowan, but his header was caught by Egner.

The hosts continued to press for an opener and they deservedly took the lead in the 14th minute. A cross was met by Margetts and he steered the ball into the back of the net.

Dynamo grew into the contest and conjured-up a duo of chances to level the match.

Firstly, Curtis Burrows’ corner caused havoc inside the Frickley box and the ball fell to Oke-William who’s effort was saved by ‘keeper Thomas Jackson.

Then shortly after, Will Norcross clipped a dangerous cross to the back past towards Ryan Robbins, but it flew over the strikers head and away from danger.

Margetts caused the Dynamo defence problems all evening and he was awarded penalty when Sibson bought the forward down inside the box.

The former Matlock man stepped up and converted the spot-kick straight down the middle for his second of the night as Frickley went into the break with a two-goal lead.

Athletic started the second-half as they did the first, pressing from the front in an attempt to add a third.

Just six minutes after the restart, Dave Frecklington’s side did add a third thanks to top scorer Hazel as he curled a 25-yard effort into the corner past a despairing Egner.

As the half wore on, Dynamo didn’t give up and should’ve pulled a goal back with half an hour to go. A long ball was flicked on by Burrows into the feet of Norcross, but he missed the target from a couple of yards out.

Oke-William, who was making his first competitive appearance of the season, made a crucial interception to deny Frickley from scoring a fourth as he tackled Tom Clare when the forward was in on-goal.

Dynamo pushed to try and grab a consolation goal but the Yorkshire-based side stood firm to condemn Loughborough to another away loss.

Next up for Attenborough’s men is a home tie against Lincoln United on Saturday afternoon.

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