Marine 0 Taunton Town 3

Preseason Friendly | Tuesday 26th July 2022

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Marine 0 Taunton Town 3

Posted by Keith Yeomans

Match Report from Aleck Everard


Marine took on newly promoted National League South side Taunton Town on Tuesday evening in their penultimate preseason outing before the start of the season n August 6th. Marine were missing a few key players with injury, illness and holidays and with a tough evening was due but some good news saw the return of Tyrone Duffus after an injury hit pre-season with a trialist getting another chance up top. Missing were Tom Sharpe though illness, Mat Liddiard, Henry Spalding, Brad Hooper and Wayne Nderemani who are all on holiday.

The first 30 minutes saw Marine defending well and matching their higher league opponent with little fuss, with a few chances coming for Ryan Campbell who got behind the Taunton defence a few times in the first quarter of the game but Marine never created a clear goal scoring opportunity. The first effort that come near the goal was a fierce drive by George Dowling which went over the top from a free kick.

On thirty-six minutes Taunton caught the Marine players on the break and put a nice team move together with a neat interchange of passes which was finished off close in by OLLIE CHAMBERLAIN to give the Peacocks the lead with their first shot at the Marine goal. Defender Leon Morrison tried to create a response soon after but could only head over George Dowling’s in-swinging corner. Just before the break a tough night for the trialist striker ended when he limped off with a hamstring injury to be replaced by Conor McDonagh.

Come half time and the visitors clinical finishing proved to be the difference. Changes were a plenty early in the second period with Jack Stanley coming on at the break in a midfield role for George Dowling, along with James Harding and Zack Kotwica for Sal Abubakar and (Harry Williams]( fifty-five minutes.

Jack Stanley stung the palms of keeper Will Buse soon after arriving but this proved to be a false dawn as OLLIE CHAMBERLAIN sent a low free kick ‘through’ the wall and into the bottom corner of the goal with keeper Connor Johns just unable to keep it out on sixty-five minutes, that was two shots on target and two goals for Taunton. Taunton substitute Ross Stern then drew a top level save from the Marine custodian before Sam Turl forced an equally good stop from Taunton substitute keeper Lloyd Irish for the visitors.

A late change for Marine saw a trialist keeper replace Connor Johns and he was left grasping thin air when a superb shot from another Taunton substitute HARRY WARWICK flew into the top corner of the net from the edge of the penalty box just before the final whistle. A harsh scoreline on Marine as for the most part they had defended well but the well organised Peacocks back line kept the Marine attack under wraps and they look in line to do well in their first season in the National League South.

The final preseason outing comes on Saturday at Royal Wootton Bassett, kick off at 3:00pm.

Media Star man: Leon Morrison who played against a couple of very experienced and capable centre forward’s over the 90 minutes and played extremely well.

Line Ups

Swindon SupermarineClub badge
Manager: Lee Spalding
Colours: All Blue
Line-up: 1. Connor Johns (1. Trialist 75’) 2. Sam Turl 3. Lewis Hall 4. Jamie Edge 5. Leon Morrison 6. Tyrone Duffus 7. Sal Abubakar (15. Zack Kotwica 55’) 8. George Dowling (16. Jack Stanley 46’) 9. Trialist (12. Conor McDonagh 40’) 10. Harry Williams (14. James Harding 55’) 11. Ryan Campbell
Subs not used: None
Goalscorer: None
Editors Star Man: Leon Morrison
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Taunton Town Club badge
Manager: Rob Dray
Colours: All Yellow
Line-up: 1. Will Buse (13. Lloyd Irish 64’) 2. Joe Budd 3. Jay Foulston (12. Will Tunnicliff 46’) 5. Nick Grimes (c) (15. Ioan Richards 46’) 5. Dan Ball (18. Lee Lucas 64’) 6. Luke Ward 7. Ollie Chamberlain 8. Lloyd James (17. Dylan Morgan 64’) 9. Nat Jarvis (14. Harry Warwick 64’) 20. David Sims-Burgess 11. Joe Guest (16. Ross Staley 46’)
Subs not used: 19. Zac Smith 20. Ross Stearn
Goalscorers: soccer soccer Ollie Chamberlain (36’, 65’), soccer Harry Warwick (90’)
Editors Star Man: Ollie Chamberlain
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Supermarine TV from Mike Wray

Match Highlights on Rumble [Match Highlights on Youtube]

Match Officials

Referee: Sam Read (Wiltshire)
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Terry (Wiltshire), Andrew Lincoln (Wiltshire)

Keith Yeomans
Keith Yeomans