MATCH PREVIEW | Stockton Town v Dunston UTS


COMPETITION: Pitching In Northern Premier League East Division

DATE: Saturday 15th October, 2022

KICK-OFF: 3:00pm

ENTRY: £9 Adult, £7 Concession, £3 Under-16, FREE – Season Card Holders

GROUND: The MAP Group UK Stadium, Bishopton Road West, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0QD

LIVE UPDATES: @stockton_townfc


Stockton Town return to league action aiming to stretch their unbeaten run to ten games to start the season. 

Last Saturday the Anchors winning run came to an end with a 1-1 draw at Grantham Town but the result meant they remain unbeaten through the first nine games of the season.

In midweek there was a break from league action when they hosted Easington Colliery in the Durham Challenge Cup.

The Northern League Division Two club were comfortably dispatched 4-0 to set up a tie at Sunderland RCA in the Second Round.

The game saw four different goalscorers with Kevin Hayes, Tom Coulthard, Cameron Painter and Liam Cooke all on the scoresheet.

In the game against Dunston the Anchors will attempt to make it a sixth home league win in a row- three of which have came against North East sides in Hebburn Town, Shildon and North Shields.


Stockton Town and Dunston have met seven times before, with the last meeting ending 2-1 to Dunston UTS back in Februrary.

27th September 2017 – Stockton Town 3-1 Dunston UTS – Ebac Northern League Division One

3rd May 2018 – Stockton Town 1-3 Dunston UTS – Mitre Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup

10th May 2018 – Dunston UTS 1-2 Stockton Town – Ebac Northern League Division One

17th November 2018 – Dunston UTS 1-0 Stockton Town – Ebac Northern League Division One

6th April 2019 – Stockton Town 0-2 Dunston UTS – Ebac Northern League Division One

15th September 2021- Stockton Town 3-0 Dunston UTS- Northern Premier League East Division

19th Feb 2022- Dunston UTS 2-1 Stockton Town- Northern Premier League East Division


Stockton Town: W D W L W

Last Game: Stockton Town 4-0 Easington Colliery

Dunston UTS: W W W W D

Last Game: Willington 1-8 Dunston UTS


Dunston enter the game in rich vein of form having won their last four games in all competitions.

In midweek they also made short work of the Northern League Division Two opposition with an 8-1 win at Hall Lane against Willington in the Durham Challenge Cup.

Sado Djalo netted a hat-trick and Terry Galbraith scored a brace of penalties. Liam Thear, Jake Turnbull and Will Jenkins got the other goals.

In the league, the Fed are outside the play-off places on goal difference but have a game in hand on 5th-place Brighouse Town.

It has been eleven days since their last league game which was a 2-0 win over Sheffield FC. New arrival Carl Finnigan made an instant impact with a decisive brace.

Finnigan is just one of the strikers Stockton need to look out for. Michael Fowler, who scored against the Anchors last season, has made another strong start to the season with nine goals- making him Dunston’s top goalscorer.


Speaking after the penalty shootout win over Ashton United, Assistant Manager Jon McDonald said:

“Our next two league fixtures are local derbies so we know they will be tough but we are going into those games in great form.”


Looking ahead to the game, Assistant Manager JD Briggs said:

“Games against Dunston are usually quite close. We have beat them recently and they have beat us recently.

“It will be good to have more players available to have more attacking options.

“We fancy ourselves, especially at home, to play well in the game and hopefully take the three points.”


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