NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Edenborough double helps Marine sink Didcot
SWINDON Supermarine made it two wins from two games in Southern League Division One South & West as they triumphed on the road at Didcot last night.
A brace from Ash Edenborough and a further effort from strike partner Ben Whitehead gave the visitors a 3-2 victory.
Boss Dave Webb made one change to the side that beat Clevedon, with Dan Hilder handed a start on the right of midfield in place of Rochdale trialist Aaron Ferris.
On a bobbly pitch, Marine were in front in the 10th minute when Rob Dean’s header was repelled by keeper Gareth Tucker and Edenborough tapped in his first goal of 2013/14.
Luke Carnell’s effort midway through the first half ensured the score remained at 1-1 until just after the hour mark, but Marine were probing in the meantime and right-back Kyle Lapham found the top of the crossbar.
Marine hit their stride with two goals in three minutes, the first coming from Edenborough who fired home from outside the box.
Whitehead then took his personal tally to three goals in two games with a well-struck effort that zipped into the bottom corner.
Visiting stopper Kent Kauppinen looked like he had restricted Didcot to one goal when he palmed over with minutes left, but Andy Wallbridge’s troops managed a second through Pablo Haysham in added time.
Two Ellis Dunton throw-ins proved crucial as Cirencester edged to a 2-1 victory over Evesham at the Corinium.
Brian Hughes’ men were 1-0 down early on when Marcus Palmer poked home, but in the 65th minute Dunton launched and Lee Smith drove home a crisp volley.
Eight minutes later another Dunton throw resulted in Steve Davies adding the second.
In the Southern Premier, hosts Chippenham suffered their second straight defeat as Poole’s Steve Devlin struck twice.
The Bluebirds had taken the lead through Joe McClennan’s deflected drive, but a Devlin penalty had matters level at the break.
In the dying moments, Devlin unleashed a screamer into the top corner to ensure the south coast side returned home victorious.
In Hellenic League Division One West, Fairford’s disappointing start to the season continued as they were sunk 2-1 by Lydney at Cinder Lane.
A James Barnes strike and a long-range effort from Jarred Liddington had the home side 2-0 behind after 22 minutes.
Striker Jack Allan bagged his first goal for Fairford before the interval with a close-range finish, but that was how it stayed.
There was a more positive result for Purton who recorded a 3-1 victory at Carterton. Blaine Fitzgerald, Jamie McGahey and Marcus Hall (pen) did the damage for the visitors.
Meanwhile, Shrivenham manager Dave Turner is not just concerned with a league fixture at home to Ardley this evening.
The Barrington Park chief is hoping to tie up a deal for New College skipper Ben Wells and is also close to bringing in another defender from a Hellenic League club.
Wells has received the blessing of College boss Rob Hopkins to leave and Turner believes he will be getting an exciting player once the switch is complete.
“Ben is a very good youngster with a brilliant attitude and I think competition for places is really important,” said Turner.
“If you can’t replace like for like then it gives you problems.”
Shrivvy will be missing unavailable left-midfielder Michael Silvanus for tonight’s Hellenic Premier fixture, while centre-back Scott Scanlon may be unavailable.
New College entertain North Leigh in Division One West and are not able to call on Wells, but centre-back Josh Croucher has made a swift return from a leg injury.
Malmesbury are without Terry Moore for their trip to Tytherington but midfielder Luke Cordery is available for selection.
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