Marine 1 Gosport Borough 0

BetVictor Southern League Premier South | Saturday 2nd November 2019

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Marine 1 Gosport Borough 0

Posted by Keith Yeomans


by Brian Davis(Media & Press Officer)
Swindon Supermarine manager Lee Spalding made four changes following their surprise midweek defeat in the FA Trophy by Thatcham Town as Henry Spalding, Brad Hooper, Conor McDonagh and Ryan Campbell all drop to the bench replaced by Brad Gray, Joe Shepherd, Club captain Stuart Fleetwood and recent signing from Chippenham Town James Guthrie who made his first start for the club following two appearances off the bench.

Harry Williams slides in but just sends his effort wide Harry Williams slides in but just sends his effort wide © Jeff Youd Photography

Heavy rain had earlier put the game in doubt, but the officials spent a lot of time looking at the pitch before deciding the game would go ahead. The rain fell heavy for the majority of the game but that didn’t stop either side playing some decent football on the deck.

Harry Williams slides in but just sends his effort wide Harry Williams slides in but just sends his effort wide © Jeff Youd Photography

The home side had an early chance when Harry Williams slid in but couldn’t convert Michael Hopkins’ excellent cross in the second minute. Then Joe Shepherd nearly opened his account for the season but his blistering drive was tipped over the bar by Patrick O’Flaherty before Stuart Fleetwood saw his sliced cross just miss the target.

Harry Williams slides in but just sends his effort wide Harry Williams slides in but just sends his effort wide © Jeff Youd Photography

A moment of real quality split the sides though when Fleetwood’s left footed volley from 20-yards out flew past O’Flaherty into the corner of the net giving the home side a deserved lead just before half time.

HT: 1-0

The second half continued in torrential rain and the visitors forced a number of corners but couldn’t get any real quality in the deliveries. Matthew Paterson saw a shot blocked in the box and in the follow up Joseph Rea blasted an effort into the side netting from a slight angle.

McDonagh came on and had a good chance as he broke free of a couple of markers before hitting a low right footed effort which O’Flaherty did well to palm to safety. ’Boro should have equalised in the 90th minute when Lea had a guilt edged opportunity which he put wide from only six-yards out although Mat Liddiard recovered well to put him under pressure.

Manager Lee Spalding commented after ‘I’m delighted with the result and performance in very tricky conditions. Every player was tremendous and we got the reaction we wanted after Tuesday night. A good win for us which puts us up in around the playoff places. Fleets has started today and was excellent in training this week and finished tremendously and he put in a great performance.

We had to make changes from Tuesday night and I wanted to use the full squad to freshen things up and it was important to bounce back from Tuesday. Joe Shepherd played well in midfield as did both wide players, Brad Gray and James Guthrie, that came into the side today. Every player stepped up today and it was important to give our supporters a response.

FT: 1-0
Attendance: 161


from Brian Davis(Media & Press Officer)
Stuart Fleetwood’s excellent volley for the only goal


Match Photo’s
© Jeff Youd Photography


Match Highlights

Post Match with goal scorer Stuart Fleetwood

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Manager: Lee Spalding
Line-up: 1. Martin Horsell 2. Louis Spalding 3. Michael Hopkins 4. Jamie Edge 5. Matt Coupe 6. Mat Liddiard 7. Brad Gray (15. Brad Hooper 82’) 8. Joe Shepherd 9. Stuart Fleetwood (c) 10. Harry Williams (16. Conor McDonagh 82’) 11. James Guthrie (12. Ryan Campbell 59’)
Subs not used: 14. Henry Spalding 17. Calvin Dinsley Goalscorers: Stuart Fleetwood 42’
Star Man: Stuart Fleetwood
Matt Coupe 69’, Martin Horsell 78’ Yellow Card

None Yellow & Red Card

None Red Card

Manager: Lee Molyneaux
Line-up: 1. Pat O’Flaherty 2. Joe Lea (14. Lee Molyneaux 90’) 4. Mike Carter (c) 5. Ryan Woodford 6. Sam Roberts 8. Theo Lewis (20. Chris Flood 58’) 9. Matt Paterson 16. Harry Warwick (7. Liam Robinson 58’) 17. Marley Ridge 18. Josh Huggins 19. Alex John
Subs not used: 12. Pat Suraci, 13. Alan Walker-Harris
Goalscorers: None
Star Man: Pat O’Flaherty
Ryan Woodford 70’ Yellow Card

None Yellow & Red Card

None Red Card


Referee: Martin Peter (Bristol)
Assistant Referees: Nathaniel Rehman (Bristol), James Hooper (Bristol)



Keith Yeomans
Keith Yeomans