Just wanted to make it nice and visible. Lets hope for a great turn out. I thought last season Swindon's front 4 were best I saw so expecting a tough game, but we did beat them away earlier in the season.
I use to be a Posh fan but now I have found true quality with the mighty Dolphins
A BRIGHT start couldn’t be built on by Swindon Supermarine on Saturday as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of promotion hopefuls Poole Town. Harry Williams and George Downing both went close to scoring in the opening five minutes, but the Dolphins cranked up the game’s intensity shortly afterwards to open up a two-goal lead. Marvin Brooks struck Poole’s first with 13 minutes on the clock before Will Spetch added another just only five minutes later. The Dorset club generally dictated terms from there, with Marine creating only a handful of chances – none of which were taken. Marine chief Lee Spalding insists there are positives to take from the game, though, with his players again asked to turn things around quickly ahead of Tuesday night’s Wiltshire Premier Shield tie against Chippenham. He added: “We started brightly, and had a great opportunity to score but didn’t take our chance. “For the remainder of the first half, it was a case of backs to the wall. Credit to Poole, they were very good and played some brilliant football. “They made the most of a very good pitch and moved us around to score two very good goals. Poole were the better side in the first half by a long way. “We dug in during the second half, and created three or four good chances – but we didn’t take any, which was a shame. “If we pegged a goal back, we probably could’ve poached a draw. It was another game against a very good side that are pushing for promotion. “It’s disappointing to lose, but there are some positives to take from it.” Spalding spoke highly of Poole after the final whistle, and seemingly wouldn’t be surprised if the club finds itself back in National League South next season. Defeat hasn’t dropped Marine down the Southern League Premier Division table, though they are now at the mercy of chasing teams Taunton and Poole – who can leapfrog Marine should games in hand be won. Spalding added: “The first half-an-hour, Poole were probably one of the best sides we’ve played. “They asked us a lot of defensive questions which we didn’t have the answers to in the first half. For 30 minutes, we weren’t good enough. “They exploited our weaknesses well and for that half-hour period we just weren’t at the races, which is disappointing.”
Credit where it is due, very decent performance today. thought Swindon would be better than they were. But the way Poole played against them made them look ordinary. Keep it up on Tuesday and we could yet feature in the shake up. MOTM for me JD.
Enjoyable game with a lot of effort and endeavor with two well taken goals from the Dolphins in the first half. Pardoe had the beating of the full back throughout the first half so it was somewhat surprising that most of our attacks in the second half went down the left hand side of the pitch ignoring Pardoe who frequently was in acres of space on the right. That said, overall, a very good team performance