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Swindon Supermarine
Shortwood United
Full time
J Freeman (90')
Sat 24 Feb 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - West Attendance 189

Wood Collapse at Marine

Mariners 5 Wood 1

Supermarine romped to a 5-1 win against an out of sorts Shortwood side on Saturday but the score line didn’t tell the whole story. Swindon played excellent football throughout and to an extent Shortwood shot themselves in the foot but the may feel the footballing Gods were against them – especially in the first half.
Supermarine made the brightest of starts and Woodley and Parsons had early chances to put the Mariners in front before Shortwood, already suffering from missing players, lost Liam Meredith after only 16 minutes with a recurrence of his ankle ligament injury that will undoubtedly keep him out for the rest of the season. Pickering made a super save to turn over a close range header and Wood started to get forward more without looking particularly threatening. The game changed in the minute before half time. Burns appeared to be fouled in the box and as the ball was cleared Morris was kicked out at by a defender in clear view of the assistant. The ball went straight up the other end and White failed to clear although Wood had clear and strong grounds to feel he was fouled. With nothing given Parsons shot home to give the home side a deserved but possibly fortunate lead.

Whatever Wood’s perceived sense of injustice Marine’s second half was outstanding. Parsons ran through to shoot past Pickering after 52 minutes and missed a golden chance for his hat trick seconds later. Wood’s attacks were sporadic at best but Morris had a goal ruled out for offside before Thwaite fouled Selman as he was about to shoot and Brad Hooper fired home the penalty after 69 minutes. Hooper then scored his second with a fine strike after 73 minutes and in the 90th minute Selman tapped home from close range after a fine end to end move.

Finally deep in added time a Bobby Humphreys cross fell to Jack Freeman and the Marine defence stood off him while a cracked an excellent consolation goal into the corner.

Team: Pickering, Meredith R, Haswell, Ryan Thwaite, Burns, Freeman, White, Nick Humphreys, Liam Meredith (Ishmael 16), Morris, Hawes (Humphreys R 61)

Attendance: 189

Key moments

Goal Jack Freeman scores for Shortwood United


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90:00 Assist
Bobby Humphreys makes an assist for Shortwood United
90:00 Goal 0 - 1
Jack Freeman scores for Shortwood United
82:00 Yellow Card
Ismail Samiyan is yellow carded for Shortwood United
80:00 Yellow Card
Harry Burns is yellow carded for Shortwood United
61:00 Sub Off
Will Hawes is substituted off for Shortwood United
61:00 Sub On
Bobby Humphreys is substituted on for Shortwood United
56:00 Yellow Card
Ryan Thwaite is yellow carded for Shortwood United
End of period 1
16:00 Sub Off
Liam Meredith is substituted off for Shortwood United
16:00 Sub On
Ismail Samiyan is substituted on for Shortwood United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Swindon Supermarine
  • Shortwood United
  • 0
  • Liam Meredith Sub Off 16:00'
  • Ismail Samiyan Sub On 16:00'
  • Ryan Thwaite Yellow Card 56:00'
  • Will Hawes Sub Off 61:00'
  • Bobby Humphreys Sub On 61:00'
  • Harry Burns Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Ismail Samiyan Yellow Card 82:00'
  • Jack Freeman Goal 90:00'
  • Bobby Humphreys Assist 90:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
16. Paulton Rovers 31 30
17. Cinderford Town 28 29
18. Shortwood United 30 28
19. North Leigh 31 27
20. Slimbridge 33 27
21. Barnstaple Town 33 25
22. Bishops Cleeve 31 17

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