Leverstock Green 0 Dunstable Town 2
LEVERSTOCK Green were beaten 2-0 at home by Dunstable Town as Steve Heath’s side were made to pay for missing a string of first half chances.
It was an impressive display by Green in the opening 45 minutes against one of this season’s title hopefuls, but Dunstable showed their class in the second half to take the three points.
Levy had chances to take the lead before the interval, and manager Heath was left bemoaning a disallowed goal which he believes cost his side dearly.
Louis West thought he had opened the scoring in the 13th minute, but the linesman’s flag came to the rescue for Dunstable.
Levy continued to press for the breakthrough, and Joel Norris saw his header cleared off the line by Steve Dodge.
Norris again threatened the visitors’ goal, before Green keeper Gareth Tinsley made a smart stop to deny Jonathan Cooper.
Norris came close again at the other end, but it was to be the away side who broke the deadlock in first half stoppage time.
A Dunstable corner eluded the outstretched arm of Tinsley and Lee Roache headed home at the far post to send his side into the break with a 1-0 lead.
With the advantage now theirs, Dunstable began to show why they are considered title challengers as they took control of the game.
And they doubled their lead in the 57th minute as Roache headed home for his second goal of the game.
The away side continued to press and Dean Brennan saw his shot cannon back off the bar.
Norris and Lee Stobbs had chances to reduce the deficit as the game drew to a close, but in the end Dunstable were good value for the win.
““We started the game quite well ad we had a goal disallowed which looked to me like a poor decision,” said Green boss Heath.
“We were on top but missed a couple of chances. When we are playing against the better teams, we know we have got to take these.
“It could have been a different game, but there’s no getting away from the fact that they were the better team in the second half.
“It was definitely a game of two halves.”