PINCHBECK UNITED 2 (Gray 56, Dunn 70) MOULTON HARROX 0: DEFENCE was the best form of attack for Pinchbeck as they edged a tight derby at Knight Street on Saturday.
Second-half goals from Keith Gray and player/boss Ian Dunn settled the feisty contest, which was more memorable for the foggy conditions than the football.
Not that Pinchbeck will care – they’ve now gone close to 500 minutes without shipping a goal and are looking good for a title tilt.
Dunn, who was overseeing his first derby as United boss, isn’t getting too carried away just yet, though.
“It’s still only November, there’s a long way to go,” said the experienced striker. “Personally I felt Moulton had the better of the first half, but I knew that we’d get chances if we soaked up their pressure.
“There wasn’t much in the game, but we punished their errors and I’d say we just edged it.”
In a game of few clear-cut chances, Dunn himself went closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a flicked header.
Shortly after that the fog descended and it was tough to see from one end to the other.
Although Moulton applied plenty of pressure, they never really fashioned a proper chance. And they fell behind just after the break when Gray turned home Dan Cole’s header, following a quick Matt Hocking free kick.
Dunn then sealed the points with a breakaway second.
Stewart England kept out his initial effort, but the player/boss kept his cool to smash home 20 minutes from time.