Marine 1 Salisbury 0

Southern League Premier South | Saturday 7th January 2023

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Marine 1 Salisbury 0

Posted by Keith Yeomans

Match Report from Aleck Everard

MARINE EARN WILTSHIRE BRAGGING RIGHTS

In the first home game of 2023 at the Webbswood Stadium Swindon Supermarine took on Wiltshire rivals Salisbury. Manager Lee Spalding welcomed back Josh Gould in goal after re-joining from Bath City replacing the injured Liam Armstrong who broke his ankle last week. Tom Sharpe came in at the back for Leon Morrison, Jamie Edge replaced George Dowling who missed out with a hamstring injury and Joe Tumelty replaced Conor McDonagh as Marine opted for a formation change after defeat last weekend.

Joe Tumelty was one of three changes to the starting line up for the game Joe Tumelty was one of three changes to the starting line up for the game
Photo © Rob Mashford Photography Match Album

On a tricky surface due to rain before the game both sides found it hard going early doors. Josh Gould was down early on to bail out his defence as the ball bobbled around the penalty area on six minutes. Then from our first attack a long throw from Ryan Campbell on the left was flicked back to top scorer Harry Williams but he skied the effort way over the Salisbury crossbar.

Josh Gould was down early on to bail out his defence Josh Gould was down early on to bail out his defence
Photo © Rob Mashford Photography Match Album

On fifteen minutes a mix up between Josh Gould and Tom Sharpe nearly let in the visitors but the Salisbury effort also went over the top of the crossbar. Harry Williams was then played through superbly by Brad Hooper on twenty-three minutes but a harsh looking offside call denied the striker his chance to opening the scoring.

Brad Hooper played a superb pass to Harry Williams but he was marginally offside Brad Hooper played a superb pass to Harry Williams but he was marginally offside
Photo © Rob Mashford Photography Match Album

After a soft free kick was awarded to Salisbury from a foul by Joe Tumelty, Salisbury were then given a free kick in a dangerous area on the edge of the Marine penalty box. Brandon Goodship stepped up to take the freekick but his effort was excellent repelled away by Josh Gould who had his wall in just the right place to be able to punch the ball away. Henry Spalding then went close soon after having been played in by Brad Hooper but saw his first time effort go wide of goal.

Josh Gould save well from a Brandon Goodship freekick Josh Gould save well from a Brandon Goodship freekick
Photo © Rob Mashford Photography Match Album

Marine were now exerting good pressure on there opponents. A Joe Tumelty in swinging free kick just eluded Will Tunnicliff at the back post and then Harry Williams went down in the box but nothing was given from the match official. In the last few minutes of the first half the rain then became torrential and the officials undertook a half time inspection before deeming it fit to continue for the second half.

The match officials carry out a half time pitch inspection The match officials carry out a half time pitch inspection
Photo © Rob Mashford Photography Match Album

Harry Williams, who played the lone strikers role, was looking lively up front and had another half chance but headed over from a Henry Spalding cross early on in the second half. But just before the hour mark and as the rain started to abate the key moment arrived. A slip at the back from Josh Sommerton saw top scorer Harry Williams race away and set up HENRY SPALDING on the right wing to score the opening goal. Spalding come in from the wing and neatly curled a low shot along the ground and into the far corner of the net to score. An effort worthy of winning any match.

Henry Spalding scores the only goal with a low shot into the corner of the net Henry Spalding scores the only goal with a low shot into the corner of the net

The players celebrate Henry’s winning goal The players celebrate Henry’s winning goal
Photo’s © Rob Mashford Photography Match Album

Ryan Campbell almost made it two in quick succession from a good break but saw his powerful effort zoom over the top of the goal. A superb turnout saw the back line of Marine hold firm for the rest of the match thanks to top defending from Tom Sharpe, Jamie Edge and Will Tunnicliff, in particular with some excellent blocking. Zack Kotwica replaced Henry Spalding with seven minutes to go to provide fresh legs up top before Will Tunnicliff saw himself go into the book for timewasting and Marine made a final substitution in injury time with Conor McDonagh replacing Harry Williams.

Jamie Edge was the fans choice as player of the match Jamie Edge was the fans choice as player of the match
Photo © Rob Mashford Photography Match Album

Marine held on to secure Wiltshire bragging rights after what had been a real team effort with the hardest working and running team rightfully securing the three points on the day. A great effort from all! Next up a trip to Westbury United on Tuesday night in the Wiltshire Premier Shield Quarter Final.

Fans player of the match went to Jamie Edge.

Attendance: 387

Line Ups

Swindon SupermarineClub badge
Manager: Lee Spalding
Colours: Blue & White Hoops / Blue / Blue
Line-up: 1. Josh Gould 2. Sam Turl 3. Will Tunnicliff 4. Jamie Edge (17. Brad Hooper 50’) 5. Tom Sharpe 6. Mat Liddiard (c) 7. Henry Spalding (16. Zack Kotwica 83’) 8. Brad Hooper 9. Harry Williams (12. Conor McDonagh 90’) 10. Joe Tumelty 11. Ryan Campbell
Subs not used: 14. James Harding, 15. Leon Morrison, 17. Casey Spancer-Harding
Goalscorers: soccer Henry Spalding 59’
Editors Star Man: Tom Sharpe
Cards:
Will Tunnicliff 87’ Yellow Card
None Red Card
None Yellow & Red Card

SalisburyClub badge
Manager: Brian Dutton
Colour: All Yellow
Line-up: 1. Gerard Benfield 2. Dinesh Gillela 3. Josh Sommerton 4. Josh Carmichael 5. Sam Roberts 8. Seung Yang 9. Dan Fitchett 10. Brandon Goodship 11. Lucas Tomlinson (7. Devon Arnold 78’) 17. Calvin Brooks 19. Marvin Brooks (12. Seokjae Lee 78’)
Goalscorer: None
Subs Not Used: 13. Lewis Gunstone-Gray (GK), 14. Jerry Lawrence
Editors Star Man: Brandon Goodship
Cards:
None Yellow Card
None Red Card
None Yellow & Red Card

Supermarine TV

Highlights
Courtesy of Mike Wray

Match Album

Photo’s
Courtesy of Rob Mashford Photography

Post Match Team Sheet

Team Sheet

Match Officials

Referee: Tom Staten (Gloucester)
Assistant Referees: James McNee (Grantham), Elliott Haddrell (Gloucester)

Keith Yeomans
Keith Yeomans