Match Preview v Poole Town

Thursday 30th March 2023

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Match Preview v Poole Town

Posted by Keith Yeomans

Match Preview from Mike Wray

We return to the Webbswood Stadium this Saturday for the first of a massive three game homestand when we host Poole Town, kick off 3:00pm.

Marine 6th P36-W18-D8-L10 62pts
Poole Town 4th P37-W19-D11-L7 68Pts

It’s sixth versus fourth and the race for a playoff place couldn’t be any more exciting as we enter the final month of the 2022/23 campaign.

Speaking about the game following last weekend’s epic performance at Hanwell Town, manager Lee Spalding already had one-eye focused on the match-up with Poole in want will certainly be a real six-pointer. “We’ve got six games left now and it’s important that we try and win as many of those as we can,” he said.

“The lads are showing great spirit at the moment and hopefully we can get the goalkeeping position sorted before Saturday. I want the players to enjoy their few days off before we go again in training tonight (Thursday) and prepare for another big game against Poole.”

The Dolphins meanwhile, enter the match on the back of an impressive fifteen-game unbeaten stretch and ahead of their midweek game in the final of the Dorset Senior Cup, boss Tom Killick told the media that whatever the result, the be-all and end-all of his focus, was on the league. “We want to win the game,” he said, “but really there’s no point pretending - the big priority is Saturday, so we just have to mix things up a little bit.

He needn’t have worried however, as he was able to weaken his side and still record a 4-0 victory over National League South strugglers Weymouth, who were also weakened given their big game this coming weekend, and lifted their sixth Senior Cup crown under Kellicks leadership, and following the tie he added: “We are in a good place, we have got some good momentum.

“I know it’s a different competition and I’ve made some changes, but suddenly you lose and don’t play particularly well and it can just make you falter, so I think everything was good for us. “We kept our momentum going, kept our unbeaten run going, no injuries, got people minutes that needed minutes, few people came to watch and it was a decent atmosphere and hopefully they’ve enjoyed themselves. “It was a good night for us.”

Marine leading goalscorer: Harry Williams / 28 league goals
Poole Town leading goalscorer: Tony Lee / 15 league goals
Admission Prices - Adults £11, Concessions £6 & U12s Free

Additionally we are also offering Swindon Town Season Ticket holders admission to our remaining home games for just £5 on production of there Swindon Town season ticket.

Last Time We Met:

Premier South Tuesday February 7th 2023
Poole Town - 2 (Lee 55’pen, 32’)
Marine - 2 (Williams 22’), (Kotwica 68’)]( Click here to view the Match Report Tony-James Lee score the first goal from the penalty spot Tony-James Lee score the first goal from the penalty spot
Photo © Ian Middlebrook Photography Match Album Harry Williams slots the ball home for the first Marine equaliser Harry Williams slots the ball home for the first Marine equaliser
Photo © Ian Middlebrook Photography Match Album Tony-James Lee slots home for Poole’s second goal Tony-James Lee slots home for Poole’s second goal
Photo © Ian Middlebrook Photography Match Album

Other Pitching In Southern League Premier South:

Beaconsfield Town vs Truro City
Bracknell Town vs Met Police
Chesham United vs Yate Town
Gosport Borough vs Hendon
Hartley Wintney vs Harrow Borough
Hayes & Yeading United vs Tiverton Town
Merthyr Town vs Hanwell Town
Plymouth Parkway vs North Leigh
Salisbury vs Dorchester Town
Weston-super-Mare vs Winchester City

Keeping up-to-date on game day:

If you can’t join us at the game, you can follow the action via our official Twitter account @SupermarineFC, where we will have regular updates throughout the match. We’ll have updates on our Facebook page and game highlights will follow on Supermarine TV.

Parking & Travel:

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

Matchday Experience:

We welcome two U10s sides to the Webbswood Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with Wroughton Warriors and Blunsdon Youth who are joining us for this important game and we hope that all the players, coaches and any family and friends who come along, enjoy their visit and also make sure you bring the noise.

We’re looking forward to seeing you before the game for your tour of the Webbswood Stadium and fingers crossed the rain will hold off so as we can get you on the pitch to play an exhibition game at half time in front of the crowd!

30th Anniversary Exhibition:

Supporters are invited to join us in the Community Room ahead of the match as we open our 30th Anniversary Exhibition which celebrates three decades of our existence and charts all the key people and events which got us to where we are today! We’ll have copies of a booklet produced by Pete Crockett which accompany the occasion to borrow, or why not pick up your own copy to keep, priced at just £2. Access to the exhibition will close 15-minutes prior to kick off.

Keith Yeomans
Keith Yeomans