Matlock Town 3-1 Marine
Mariners defeated in Derbyshire...
Marine went down to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Matlock Town at Causeway Lane on Tuesday night.
Manager Neil Young made one change from his starting line up in the FA Cup win at Brackley Town, with Steve Irwin coming in for James Joyce.
The Mariners started well and took the lead with five minutes gone, James Murray’s low cross shot from the right deflecting off Adam Yates and nestling inside Ross Durrant’s near post.
The Gladiators levelled seven minutes later, a long throw from the right being headed on for Marcus Marshall to head in from close range.
Craig Westcarr put the homesters in front from the penalty spot just after the half hour after Kenny Strickland had tripped Marshall.
Craig Carney was sent off for Marine early in the second half following a tackle, and although the Whites still had plenty of attacking play with ten men it was Marshall who wrapped up the points on 81 minutes with a low shot in to the bottom corner.
MATLOCK TOWN: 1 Ross Durrant 2 Lee Beevers 3 Tom Davie (12 Jordan Lemon 67) 4 Nathan Whitehead (15 Harry Vince 87) 5 Adam Yates 6 Brad Beatson 7 Jake Green 8 Cleveland Taylor 9 Craig Westcarr 10 Marcus Marshall 11 Craig King (14 Jamie Jackson 85) Other subs: 16 Harry Wood 17 Dwayne Wiley
MARINE: 1 Martin Fearon 2 Kenny Strickland 3 James Short (14 James Joyce 46) 4 Danny Shaw 5 Chris Doyle 6 Liam Hynes (15 Liam Davies 75) 7 Finlay Sinclair-Smith (16 Chris Sang 55) 8 Steven Irwin 9 Danny Mitchley 10 James Murray 11 Craig Carney Other subs: 12 Tony Donaldson 17 Germano Mendes
REFEREE: Richard Eley (Derby) ATTENDANCE: