It was never going to be easy with players like Paul Roberts, Jason Williams, Colin O’Hanlon, Darren Blythe, Ian Brunt, Johnpaul Stanhope, Mike Saunders and Gareth McEvoy all missing through injury, work commitments, etc, but the young guns that took to the field played their hearts out and were unlucky not to come away with at least a point against Heygarth today. After a sluggish start, Dock found themselves 1-0 down on the 15th minute mark through a Phil Campbell effort, but the goal seem to wake Dock up, and after 29 minutes Gary Reay was unlucky not to bring the score level when he was denied by a superb save from Heygarth’s keeper, which resulted in a Dock corner. Craig Donaghy took the corner, which, after a scramble was met by the right boot of Bernie Homes who ensured it ended up in the back of the net. On the 38th minute mark Sam Bullinger was unlucky to see his goal bound header cleared off the line which kept the half time score level.

The second half started off just like the first with Dock on the back foot, and Heagarth deservedly took the lead on the 48th minute through Steve Forbes who bravely forced the ball home while under pressure. Dock were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty for handball on the 54 minute, and things really went against them when Heagarth were awarded a penalty after Matty Carlin seemed to make a clean tackle in his own area, Clint Evans sent the keeper the wrong way to make the score 1-3. Dock did score another goal through a Keiron Delaney header on the 90th minute mark, but unfortunately, it was too little to late as the final score was Dock 2-3 Heygarth.