Late goal sinks Waders at Dunstable

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A late goal sent Biggleswade Town to their first league defeat of the season at county rivals Dunstable Town on Tuesday night.

Trying to put a positive slant on an otherwise dull encounter, Mark Coulson scored his first goal for the Waders in injury time which looked to have sealed a point - but the Blues netted a late winner.

This was a classic route one game. Both keepers had the ability to launch the ball to reach the other end bi-passing the midfield. This was food and drink to both defences as they battered the ball away, back to the other end.

With so much talent going to waste as the ball flew overhead chances in the first 45 minutes were limited with both sides faltering at the last.

After the break it was much of the same and the match was stumbling towards a goalless draw.

On 70 minutes Hunter brought down Marsh in the box and he got up duly despatched the spot kick past Ian Brown.

It was difficult to see where an equaliser would come from. The Waders reorganised, an injury to Gavin Hoyte sw him unable to start, his replacement Ryan Frater had to go off injured to be replaced by Ryan Blackman.

Sam Merson was unable to have an impact on such a dour affair. With the clock ticking down and already into time added Mark Coulson popped up next to the opposition keeper to divert a Hill free kick with his toe to create a celebration, not only for his first Waders goal but the securing of a point.

But the fat lady had not yet sung, and a free kick midway into Wader territory was launched goalward. A right old mix up saw the ball in the back of the net and both Blackett and Wharton taking the credit. After the game Blackett got the nod.

Next up is a trip to Hungerford on Saturday.