Marine 2 Poole Town 1
Southern League Premier South | Wednesday 19th April 2023
Match Report from Aleck Everard
MARINE KEEP IT GOING TO THE END
Swindon Supermarine had their penultimate game of the season with a visit from playoff chasing Poole Town with Marin knowing only a win would keep their own slim chance alive. Manager Lee Spalding opted for one change bringing in Saturday match winner Brad Hooper into the starting eleven replacing James Harding who dropped to the substitutes bench.
Poole started the better of the two sides but the game turned into a tight tactical midfield battle with little or no goalmouth action until just after the half hour when a Harry Williams effort was fielded by Luke Cairney in the Poole goal.
A good move saw Joe Tumelty head straight at Cairney on forty minutes before Marine keeper Charlie Searle was finally called into action with a great save just before the break from a fierce shot by Corby Moore.
The warning wasn’t heeded by Marine as Dickson’s fine run down the right wing ended with a beauty of a cross that led to Poole leading score Tony Lee heading the ball accurately into the corner of the net just before the half time whistle. A tough pill to swallow as there had been nothing between the two sides.
Henry Spalding entered the fray on the break replacing Will Tunnicliff who had a tight hamstring, with Ryan Campbell once again dropping back to left back and he was soon joined by James Harding who came on for Joe Tumelty on fifty-three minutes as Marine decided to up the ante and go for the equalising goal.
The decision seemed to work with Marine dominating most of the pressure with Poole content to hold on to what they had. Top scorer Harry Williams was then forced off with the reoccurrence of the hamstring injury that had troubled him in recent weeks in the sixty-second minute and was replaced by Tom Sharpe.
With Poole seemingly home and dry as the minutes ticked down the game exploded into life with four minutes to go. A good run and shot by Zack Kotwica was well held before a series of corners put pressure on the Dolphins defence.
From one of these in the eighty-sixth minute the ball feel kindly to Tyrone Duffus who went for glory and slammed home an effort at the near post which the keeper could not keep out. It was just reward for the brave defender’s effort on the night, and the crazy end wasn’t over yet.
Brad Hooper ran through the back line in injury time but dragged the shot just wide before Ryan Campbell then earnt a late corner with a run down the left. Poole keeper Cairney was under pressure from Mat Liddiard and Tyrone Duffus when he punched Jamie Edge’s in swinging corner clear, but the ball ricocheted off Poole defender Will Spetch and back past Cairney and into the net for a late Marine winner!
A fortuitous win but a great one all the same! It means the playoff chase goes to the final match although Marine need a win and a Poole defeat and goal swing of eleven. Very, very unlikely but enormous credit to the Marine squad of players for taking it to the final match at home to Chesham United on Saturday with a £5 admission cost for for all adults, admission for U12’s is FREE.
Manager: Lee Spalding
Colours: Blue & White Hoops
Line-up: 1. Charlie Searle 2. Sam Turl 3. Will Tunnicliff (15. Henry Spalding 46’) 4. Jamie Edge 5. Tyrone Duffus 6. Mat Liddiard (c) 7. Zack Kotwica 8. Brad Hooper 9. Harry Williams (14. Tom Sharpe 62’) 10. Joe Tumelty (12. James Harding 53’) 11. Ryan Campbell
Subs not used: 17. George Cowmeadow
Goalscorers: Tyrone Duffus 86’, Will Spetch o.g. 90’
Editors Star Man: Tyrone Duffus
Mat Liddiard 51’, Tyrone Duffus 70’, Sam Turl 80’
Manager: Tom Killick
Colours: Black & Gold Stripes Line-up: 1. Luke Cairney 2. Declan Rose 3. Harry Hutchinson 4. Will Spetch (c) 7. Adeoye Olumuylwa 8. Corby Moore (16. Luke Pardoe 73’) 9. Tony-James Lee 11. Jack Dickson 15. Cameron Murray 18. Marcus Daws (14. Toby Holmes 78’) 19. Wes Fogden (12. Jake Andrews 71’)
Goalscorer: Tony-James Lee 45’
Subs Not Used: 13. Will Butler (GK), 6. Richard Gillespie
Editors Star Man: Jack Dickson
Coby Moore 8’, Marcus Daws 50’, Jake Andrews 86’, Tony-James Lee 90’
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Post Match Team Sheet
Referee: Jake Woolley
Assistant Referees: Joe Drew, Fraser Lewis