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Just starting a thread on Dunstable Town that can be used in future. I see from the local Dunstable press yesterday that the Club's former defender, Peter Kioso, has signed professionally for Luton Town, he had been at Hartlepool United since leaving Creasey Park but caught the eye of scouts from Kenilworth Road who paid an undisclosed fee to Hartlepool for him, I'm not sure whether Dunstable Town will see any of that money. Creasey Park appears to be somewhat of a breeding ground for talent with Nick Hayes joining Norwich City and Nathan Harness joining Charlton Athletic recently, the Club have been under achieving for many years now and who can ever forget George Best turning out for them in 1974 under then Manager Barry Fry:

https://www.dunstabletoday.co.uk/sport/football/hatters/blues-thrilled-to-see-former-defender-kioso-join-luton-1-9210358

https://www.lutontown.co.uk/news/2020/january/peter-kioso-ifollow/

https://www.lutontown.co.uk/news/2020/january/peter-kioso/

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Here we go folks, an interesting interview with Dunstable Town supremo Gareth Jackson ahead of this afternoon's encounter with Biggleswade United:

 

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Everything you wanted to know about Dunstable Town's 0-0 draw against Biggleswade United at Creasey Park on 1 February but were afraid to ask, programme, match reports and Youtube action:

https://www.dunstabletownfc.co.uk/digital-programme

https://www.dunstabletownfc.co.uk/single-post/2020/02/03/Blues-hold-third-place-United

https://biggleswadeunited.com/Matchreport.aspx?id=324362

 

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There seems to be a great camaraderie at Creasey Park at the moment doesn't there and it was a good win at Preston Park on Tuesday evening, here are both sides of the story, the match programme and Youtube action:

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/files.pitchero.com%2Fclubs%2F18423%2F7N2PWzQ1SfuBiC4rpq4o_Dunstable+Town+e-programme.pdf

https://www.harefieldunited.com/news/harefield-united-12-dunstable-town-dunstable-take-three-points-at-preston-park-to-move-within-a-point-of-the-hares-2509785.html

https://www.dunstabletownfc.co.uk/single-post/2020/02/06/Another-win-for-the-Blues

 

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Dunstable Town supremo Gareth Jackson and his trusted assistant Ryan Sturges will be speaking on Luton & Dunstable Hospital Radio on Wednesday evening on the Midweek House Party show hosted by Terry Hedges between 6.00 and 8.00pm, it should be a really good listen:

https://www.dunstabletownfc.co.uk/single-post/2020/03/09/Tune-in-on-Wednesday

https://www.ldhr.co.uk/schedule#anchor-2

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I gather it was Dunstable Town Chairman Neil Barker's birthday yesterday so a belated Happy Birthday to him, Mr Barker followed in the footsteps of some legendary Chairmen such as Keith Cheeseman, who bankrolled Barry Fry in the early 70's albeit not with his own money, Steve Kaye, Roger Dance and more recently John McLoughlin and Alex Alexandrou who he took over the reins from fairly recently: 

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Here we go folks, a nice compilation of all Dunstable Town's home goals this season at Creasey Park:

 

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Photographs from Dunstable Town's pre-season friendly at Winslow United on 18 July 2019, can't seem to find the result if Winslow Boy knows:

Winslow Utd v Dunstable Town

 

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Over 300 photographs from Ashford Town (Middx) v Dunstable Town in a 2012/2013 FA Cup First Qualifying Round Replay on 11 September 2012, after an exciting 2-2 draw at Creasey Park. Ashford Town (Middx) won 3-0 after extra time following a hard fought ninety minutes, they were awarded two penalties during the extra period which knocked the stuffing out of the SSML Club. Dunstable Town did however go on to reach the FA Vase Third Round, lift both the Challenge Trophy and Bedfordshire FA Premier Cup and win the SSML Premier Division Championship that season with a record 114 points and went unbeaten:

Ashford Town (Mddsx) 3 Dunstable Town 0 aet FA Cup First Round Replay

 

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Over 450 photographs from Dunstable Town v Chesham United in a 2011/2012 FA Cup Second Qualifying Round tie, on 1 October 2011 at Creasey Park, Dunstable Town won 2-1 and progressed to the Third Qualifying Round losing 3-0 at Redbridge. The Club finished second in the SSML Premier Division that season behind Royston Town however made no mistake the following campaign, winning the Championship with a record points haul and going unbeaten:

Dunstable Town 2 Chesham United 1 FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round

 

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Over 500 photographs from Slough Town v Dunstable Town in a 2017/18 Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture  on 9 September 2017 which Slough Town won 8-1, although the result flattered them with the score 1-1 at the break and Aaron Hudson equalising for the Blues on 44 minutes, Slough netted three times in the dying embers of the game in front of a good attendance of 786. The Club finished bottom of the Premier Division that season and were sadly relegated again from Division One Central the following season to the SSML: 

https://www.sloughtownfc.net/reports/5110

Slough Town v Dunstable Town (8-1) 09/09/2017

 

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Photographs from Dunstable Town v Tiverton Town at Creasey Park in a 2017/18 Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture on 25 November 2017 which Tiverton Town won 2-1, the Club couldn't do an awful lot right that season and sadly finished rock bottom of the Premier Division winning just four league games, two at home and two away, and being relegated to the Southern League Division One Central: 

Dunstable Town FC 1 V Tiverton Town FC 2

 

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Over 100 photographs from Slough Town v Dunstable Town in a 2014/2015 Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture on 6 December 2014, Dunstable Town won 3-0 with two goals from Inih Effiong and Tony Burnett, all in the first period:

https://sloughtownfc.net/reports/4934

06-12-14 Slough Town v Dunstable Town (3-0 L)

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Photographs from Slough Town v Dunstable Town in a 2013/2014 Southern League Division One Central fixture on 22 February 2014, Slough Town won 4-0 arguably due to Dunstable Town's Kyle Anthony seeing red after only nine minutes of  the proceedings for a dangerous challenge with Slough taking the lead shortly afterwards and not really looking back although the score was still only 1-0 at the interval. Dunstable Town did however win the Division One Central Championship that season by one point from Rugby Town gaining promotion to the Southern League Premier Division and Step 3 level where they comfortably remained until the 2017/18 season when they were relegated and then, disappointingly, relegated again the following season to the SSML where they had not played since leaving in 2012/13, going that entire league season unbeaten and winning the Challenge Trophy and Bedfordshire FA Premier Cup:

https://sloughtownfc.net/reports/4879

22-02-14 Slough Town v Dunstable Town

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Over 150 photographs from Dunstable Town v Slough Town at Creasey Park, in a 2013/2014 Southern League Division One Central fixture on 3 December 2013, Dunstable Town won 3-2 with second half strikes from Marc Leach, Lee Roach and substitute Bernard Christie after Slough Town led 1-0 at the interval, both Club's were promoted to the Southern League Premier Division at the end of that campaign:

https://www.sloughtownfc.net/reports/4864

03-12-13 Dunstable Town v Slough Town

 

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Over 150 photographs from Dunstable Town v Slough Town at Creasey Park, in a 2014/2015 Evo Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture on 11 April 2015, Slough won 4-2 after Dunstable led 2-0 early on with strikes from Gary Wharton and Christopher Marsh. Despite Dunstable Town leading 2-1 at the break Slough Town appeared to have more ammunition in the second period with three goals in the last twenty minutes:

https://www.sloughtownfc.net/reports/4953

11-04-15 Dunstable Town v Slough Town (4-2 W)

 

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Over 100 photographs from Slough Town v Dunstable Town in a 2015/2016 Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture on 5 March 2016, Slough Town won 1-0 with a late penalty after Dunstable Town's David Longe-King had needlessly hauled an attacker to the ground in the box following a free kick however had keeper Jamie Head stood his ground firmly he may well have stopped the spot kick:

https://sloughtownfc.net/reports/5014

05-03-16 Slough Town v Dunstable Town (1-0)

 

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Over 100 photographs from Dunstable Town v Slough Town at Creasey Park, in a 2015/2016 Evo Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture on 24 November 2015, Slough disappointingly won 3-1 after Dunstable Town led at the interval through a Connor Calcutt fifteen minute strike following a precision pass from Victor Osobu:

https://sloughtownfc.net/reports/4990

24-11-15 Dunstable Town v Slough Town (1-3)

 

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Over 100 photographs from Dunstable Town v Slough Town at Creasey Park, in an Evo Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture on 11 October 2016, Slough won 1-0 with a 50th minute goal and went on to reach the play offs that season 2016/17 season losing in a semi final at Leamington. Dunstable Town finished 15th in the table however they were to be relegated from the Premier Division the following 2017/18 campaign:

https://sloughtownfc.net/reports/5050

11-10-16 Dunstable Town v Slough Town (0-1)

 

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Over 100 photographs from Slough Town v Dunstable Town, in a 2016/2017 Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture on 4 February 2017, as was the case at Creasey Park earlier in the season Slough Town won 1-0 with a 52nd minute strike, coincidentally by the same scorer just two minutes earlier, the goal celebration is shown in the photograph below. A player from each side was unceremoniously dismissed later in the second period, Josh Oyinsan for Dunstable Town for swinging an arm into the face of an opponent which appeared to be un-intentional:

https://sloughtownfc.net/reports/5070

04-02-17 Slough Town v Dunstable Town (1-0)

 

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A different album of photographs to that posted earlier from Slough Town v Dunstable Town in a 2017/18 Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture, on 9 September 2017 which Slough Town won 8-1, the result flattered them with the score 1-1 at the break and Aaron Hudson equalising for Dunstable Town on 44 minutes, Slough netted three times in the last few minutes of the game in front of a surprisingly large attendance of 786: 

https://www.sloughtownfc.net/reports/5110

09-09-17 Slough Town v Dunstable Town (8-1)

 

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Photographs and match report from Tiverton Town v Dunstable Town in a 2017/18 Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture on 10 March 2018 which Tiverton Town won 7-1 hammering another nail into Dunstable Town's coffin that season, sadly the Club finished rock bottom of the Premier Division and were relegated to the Southern League Division One Central: 

https://www.dunstabletownfc.co.uk/post/2018/03/10/report-tiverton-town?_escaped_fragment_=

Tiverton Town FC 7 V Dunstable Town FC 1

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This was quite an interesting thread at the time, going back to end of the 2016/17 campaign when Dunstable Town were still in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division and some of their games are pictured above, why on earth would the Club request a drop to Step 5 and the SSML Premier Division when they were playing at the heady heights of Step 3. As it turned out they remained in the Southern League Premier Division for another season (2017/18) when they finished bottom and were relegated to Division One Central and then relegated again in 2018/19 to the SSML Premier Division. Jonno made a good post at the time and that's arguably why the likes of Tring Athletic, Harefield United and London Colney aren't interested in promotion to Step 4:

I think a lot of clubs at Spartan level don't understand what it takes to run a club at the next level or so. A few volunteers on a Saturday and Tuesday is all very well and good, but the next level requires a professional and business like approach, not just a few old hands looking for a hobby. Needs to be run like a business, by people who understand the business. 

 

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