Dinnington Town rack up eighth consecutive league clean sheet

By David Beddows | 07/10/2019

Dinnington Town rack up eighth consecutive league clean sheet
Action from Dinnington Town's recent match against Crowle. Picture by Lewis Parkin.

SHUT-OUT specialists Dinnington Town have yet to concede a goal in eight league matches this season.

The Central Midlands League outfit overcame AFC Bentley 1-0 on Saturday to continue their defensive mean streak. The run extends to 12 hours of football.

The series of clean sheets equals the league's previous best, set by Shirebrook Town back in the 2001/02 season.

It is a rare achievement, even more so in non-league football where goals are more plentiful.

Speaking before Saturday's game, joint manager Gary Eades, who runs the team with Tom Hague, said: “It's a great record. Our goalkeeper, Joshua Branch, and the defenders have done well but collectively we have been really good.”

The only goal Town have let in so far came in a cup game.

Saturday's decider came in the 89th minute from Mason Barlow. The win moved Dinnington within a point of leaders Newark Town in the North Division.

With support from local firms including Icompare Building Products and Brearley and Co, Dinnington are making a push to win promotion back to the Northern Counties East League.

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