Prescot Cables will make their second attempt to travel to Dunston this evening, in a hastily-rearranged Northern Premier League fixture.
Having to make a seven-hour round-trip in midweek, at short notice, is far from ideal for any club and will affect the options available to Steve Pilling and Roy Grundy in terms of team selection due to the work commitments of the players. However, challenges like this often bring out the best in the Pesky Bulls.
Dunston are in their first season at Step 4, having won the Northern League last season. However, the club is most famous for having won the FA Vase in 2012, defeating West Auckland Town 2-0 at Wembley Stadium.
The first-ever meeting between Prescot and Dunston took place on 14th September 2019 at the IP Truck Parts Stadium. Two evenly-matched teams fought out a scrappy game which ended 1-0 to Cables thanks to a fourth-minute James Edgar goal.
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Dunston have lost just once in their last six matches and drew 2-2 at home to Colne on Saturday, having played more than half an hour with 10 men after defender Daniel Capewell was sent off. The Blues have also lost just twice at home in the League this season.
Cables’ recent form is less impressive, given that Prescot’s victory over City of Liverpool is their only win in their last six games. However, the squad remains determined to pick up as many points as possible in the final quarter of what has been a frustrating season so far.
The match takes place at the UTS Stadium, Wellington Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9JL, with a 7:45pm kick-off.
Due to the lack of notice provided for this re-arranged game, it was impossible for the Supporters Club to run a coach.
Admission on the turnstiles is just £7.00 for adults and £4.00 for concessions.