SOUTHERN LEAGUE PLAY-OFFS LIVE: Merthyr Town v Swindon Supermarine
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- FT: Merthyr 5, Supermarine 2
- Dave Webb's side are aiming to avenge last year's play-off semi-final defeat to the same opposition.
- The Martyrs were pipped to the title by Cirencester Town.
The dream is over Merthyr win 5-2
There are three minutes of injury time
84 mins: Morgan on for McLaggon
83 mins: It's all over for Supermarine, Ian Traylor fires home from 20 yards
79 mins: Tustain on for Lapham
76 mins: Edenborough booked
74 mins: McLaggon puts Merthyr 4-2 up, but Supermarine are up in arms as Bampton was off the pitch because the referee saw some blood, I couldn't
73 mins: Edenborugh heads just over
69 mins: Ryan Prosser on for Gavin Williams
67 mins: Roberts replaced by Craig Curtis.
58 mins: Flanagan booked
57 mins: Leek hooks a shot in and Warrell saves
53 mins: Parsons fires into the side-netting after Gray's pass
47 mins: Wow, Colbourne has just scored an absolute worldy to give Merthyr the lead, it was even better than Edenborough's second
We are underway again
The players are back for the second half, the PA announcer has just reminded everyone of the prospect of extra-time, don't think anyone wants that
HT: Merthyr 2, Supermarine 2
45 mins: Edenborough scores a sublime goal to pull Supermarine level, curls it in off the post and the bar from the edge of the area.
40 mins: GOAL Merthyr, McLaggon heads the hosts back into the lead after a Gavin Williams cross
38 mins: Edenborough fires Marine level after a great ball from Parsons. It's all square
36 mins: Edenborough gets off a shot after a good move involving Flanagan and Taylor, but the striker shoots straight at Idzi
28 mins: Gavin Williams drives forward for the hosts but his effort goes just wide, he is getting closer each time he shoots!
26mins: A tantilising cross from Dan Hilder is cut out by Idzi
Supermarine are retaining possession a bit more now but haven't threatened Lee Idzi's goal
17 mins: A Gavin Williams free-kick from 25 yards goes just over
14 mins: GOAL Merthyr take the lead after a long throw from Leek is flicked on by Thomas and Coborne buries it
12 mins: Ryan Newman shoots from the edge of the area but goes wide of Warrell's post
10 mins: Parsons takes advantage to a slip from Andrew Thomas and wins a corner. It is only half cleared and Parsons manages to get off a shot which is saved
Supermarine look to be taking a bit of time getting used to the 3G surface
5 mins: Merthyr are pushing hard here, Ian Traylor has taken advantage of a slip by Lapham but his shot hits the side-netting.
Earlier, Kayne McLaggon looked to beat Flanagan and is caught, he passes to Traylor is flagged offside
3 mins: Gavin Williams tries his luck from 20 yards, but his effort goes over
2 mins: Supermarine go on the attack, but Edenborough's cross leaves a lot to be desired
It is Merthyr to kick off
Of the five Supermarine players who were doubtful - Harry Etheridge, Eddie Stevens, Kyle Lapham, Mark Flanagan and Josh Morse - only Etheridge and Morse haven't made the squad
Merthyr are unbeaten at 'home' this season, they spent the first half of the campaign playing at Cinderford Town while their 3G pitch was being built
The players are getting ready to take to the pitch
Merthyr's line-up includes former Wales international Gavin Williams
Penydarren Park is filling up quite nicely now, officially there were just over 700 here, expecting a similar crowd here tonight
Jordan Roberts is back for the South Marston side and starts tonight, he was sent off in this game last year.
Supermarine's match winner from nine days ago, Josh Morse hasa failed to overcome an ankle injury and misses out
The Merthyr man who sent the game into extra time and penalties last year, Ryan Prosser, with an injury-time spot-kick is on the bench for the Martyrs.
It was a quite a feisty affair here last year and Supermarine will be hoping that there won't be a repeat.
SWINDON SUPERMARINE: Sam Warrell, Kyle Lapham, Mark Flanagan, Jordan Roberts, Dave Bampton (c), Chris Taylor, Bradley Gray, Alex Ferguson, Ash Edenborough, Josh Parsons, Dan Hilder. Subs: Joey Tustain, Jack Hopper, Craig Curtis, Jon Steedman, Eddie Stevens.
MERTHYR TOWN: Lee Idzi, Steve Williams, Dan Summerfield, Andrew Thomas, Gary Colborne (c), Matthew Harris, Gavin Williams, Kris Leek, Kayne McLaggon, Ryan Newman, Ian Traylor. Subs: Kerry Morgan, Marcus Griffiths, Aaron Cornwall, Ryan Charles, Ryan Prosser.
Tonight's match is a repeat of last year's semi-final where Supermarine lost on penalties.
Good evening and welcome to the Southern League play-offs live as Swindon Supermarine look to avenge last year's semi-final defeat to Merthyr Town
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