Lewes head to Evostik Premier League side Dunstable Town on Saturday hoping to take a step further in a competition that hasn’t delivered much success in recent years. Darren is likely to rotate the squad slightly for the game, especially with top-scorer Billy Medlock unavailable due to suspension. Apart from Billy, Darren has a strong squad to choose from and will be looking for the same type of performance as we saw in the second half against Herne Bay last Saturday.
You can read a copy of the match programme here.
About Dunstable Town FC
It’s not been the best of seasons so far for our hosts as they have only won one game in the Evostik Premier (beating Farnborough earlier in the month). They sit second from bottom with six points from their fifteen games to date, scoring eight and conceding fifty goals to date.
You can read their Manager, Tony McCool’s notes on the game here.
Directions to Creasy Park (Creasy Park Drive, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 1BB)
The good news is that it is relatively easy to find Creasy Park. The bad news is you really need to have four wheels of your own to get there. Dunstable is one of those relatively small band of towns in England that cannot boast a railway station, the nearest one being Leagrave, which is on the Thameslink line and is five miles away meaning a taxi is really the only option (approx. cost £12). Luton is further south but will cost a bit more and likely to have more traffic.
If you are driving then head up to the M25 and choose your direction based on the traffic (clock-wise is quicker all things being equal). Exit M25 at junction 21a and head north on the M1. At junction 12, take exit and head for Dunstable North/A5. Head onto the A5 west-bound at the roundabout. Go over the next roundabout and then take the second left at the next roundabout onto Watling Street. At the next roundabout go straight on, onto the A5183. Pass the (recommended) White Lion Pub and at the junction after a mile take a right into Brewers Hill Road. The entrance to the ground is the second right along this road.
There’s plenty of parking at the ground. Total driving distance from Lewes is 108 miles.
Admission at Creasy Park
Admission is £10 for Adults, £6 for Concessions, Under18s £3 and Under16s admitted free of charge.
Strange fact (from Mr A Foord)
The last two occasions that we have met Dunstable Town in an FA competition, we have gone on to win the league we are playing in