Marine v Met Police Preview

Friday 19th August 2022

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Marine v Met Police Preview

Posted by Keith Yeomans


Swindon Supermarine are home again this weekend as the pace hots up in the Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South.

We entertain a Met Police side managed by boss Gavin McPherson, having finished last season in a playoff spot before losing out to eventual playoff winners Farnborough. Last season saw us draw 1-1 at the Webbswood Stadium in our first home game of the season with a George Dowling deflected goal equalising a Liam Ferdinand opener. Before going down 3-1 away in the first game of this year with Tyrone Duffus on the scoresheet. Marine have a good record at home to our opponents having never lost to them here. In fact that defeat in January was the first ever loss to the Met Police but all our previous encounters have beeb close games. The Police have made another good start this season and sit just behind us in the table in fifth having beaten Hayes & Yeading and North Leigh but like ourselves suffered their first reverse in midweek losing 3-2 at home to Beaconsfield Town.

Team news is that only Ryan Campbell remains on the side lines with a broken bone in his foot but I expect manager Lee Spalding to shuffle the pack in a busy schedule and with such a talented squad at his disposal. Herson Rodrigues-Alves could be the man to watch for the visitors having scored in all three games so far along with central striker Jasper Mather also had two goals in three for an attacking and high scoring team. It’s another massive game as we look to keep up our impressive start to the season.

Manager Lee Spalding had this to say “Saturdays game is a game where we will be looking to bounce back from our first defeat of the season. The team need to show the same energy levels they showed last week at home against Hendon. The lads have set their own standards in the first two games and need to be at their best every week to pick up points. If we can find that consistency then we have a good chance of winning games, it starts tomorrow against a good Met Police team.”


Tomorrow also sees the official launch of our 30th anniversary souvenir bottled beer, named appropriately ’Supermarine Gold’, on sale in the clubhouse bar for £4.00 a bottle from tomorrow.



The turnstiles and all other facilities are open from 12:30pm, with admission prices as follows:

Adults - £11
Concessions (over 60s & 12-17 years-old) - £6
Children (U12’s) - FREE

Both cash and card payments can be used for admission at the turnstile and in the bar and kitchen areas


Whilst we have FREE car parking for over 300 cars in the car park at the Webbswood Stadium it does get very busy on matchdays so why not travel by public transport and be rewarded at the same time. We encourage our spectators to use the Number 7 bus from the town centre bus station. It’s a 26 minute bus ride and a seven minute walk from the bus stop at South Marston Park, and on production of your bus ticket for day the of the match to either the bar staff or kitchen staff and you will be rewarded with either a FREE pint or a FREE snack of your choice! This makes the Webbswood Stadium more accessible to all and has greener credentials, please try it!

Bus time table

Keith Yeomans
Keith Yeomans