A big game in Dunstable with two play-off chasing sides facing off at Creasey Park. It was going to be a tough game for both teams as AFC Dunstable sat in 3rd and Thame United sat in 8th.
It was an electric start as both teams had great early chances. Thame had a decent chance early on but Jamie Head in goal for AFC Dunstable denied their effort from the corner. AFC Dunstable proved to be the dominant side for the start of the game and some chances came and went for for AFC Dunstable. They were mainly from corners and between hitting the bar and the Thame goalkeeper Craig Hill pulling off some great saves, AFC Dunstable came as close as you can get!
AFC Dunstable did take a deserved lead from a corner after about 25 minutes. It was a great ball in from Newman Carney and the goalkeeper went to punch it but missed and it fell to Lewis Ferrell who's strong header went flying into the empty Thame net. AFC Dunstable lead 1-0.
AFC Dunstable were going for a second and came close a few times, the most notable of which was when Tom Silford's effort was well-saved by the goalkeeper. At half time AFC Dunstable lead 1-0 and it could have been more.
In the second half, Thame started moving the ball better and some chances began to come. Lynton Goss of Thame and Brett Longden were having a good battle throughout the game but this battle proved to play a big part in the game later on. Brett Longden was booked for a late challenge on Lynton Goss. Only 15 minutes after his first yellow card Brett Longden was given a second yellow after another foul on Lynton Goss putting AFC Dunstable down to ten men for the last 15 minutes of the game plus injury time.
The rest of the game was mainly Thame pressure as they pushed for a winner. Eventually, in the 86th minute an equaliser came. It was a nice through ball and it was finished off very well by Ryan Blake to earn Thame a point. Both teams had some late attacks but neither capitalised and the game finished 1-1.
AFC Dunstable go into 4th place are 2 points clear of Welwyn Garden City in 6th with one game left to play. Thame stay in 8th place and are set for a top 10 finish.