SOUTHERN LEAGUE: It's deja vu for Swindon Supermarine
DAVE Webb praised his side’s impressive start following their second victory over Taunton in three days.
Taunton had failed to heed the warning received three days earlier in the FA Trophy at the Webb’s Wood Stadium, as they were unable to deal with another blistering start from Marine.
Webb said: “We’ve had a great start to the game, like Saturday we were two up in 10 minutes.”
Kayden Jackson opened the scoring in the Division One South & West clash on eight minutes, reacting quickest when Rob Dean’s shot was blocked.
The visitors doubled their advantage just two minutes later as the Peacocks failed to deal with a free kick and Dan Hilder tapped home.
Jackson was again involved in the third goal, running from inside the Marine half and forcing a save from Tim Sandercombe that was followed up by Luke Abrahart on 12 minutes.
The hosts scored what proved to be a consolation from the penalty spot when Nat Pepperhill coverted from 12 yards.
Webb admitted that the leniency of the official to only award keeper Kent Kauppinen a yellow card for handling outside the area was fortunate for his side, saying: “He’s told me it’s right on the edge of the box, but we didn’t have a substitute keeper on the bench and so we were all relieved when only a yellow card was shown.”
Captain Dave Bampton was also booked in the immediate aftermath of the incident, which means he will now be suspended for one game.
Webb said: “That’s going to be a big miss for us.
“We’ve had a few defenders missing tonight which resulted in our untried formation with three at the back, but hopefully we’ll have a few back for Saturday.”
Taunton came closest to adding to their tally when they hit the post five minutes from time, but Marine saw the game out to leave Somerset with three points.
Marine’s opponents in the first round of the FA Trophy, Bideford, continued their unbeaten start to the season inflicting a 4-1 defeat on Chippenham.
Cirencester’s replay in the preliminary round of the FA Trophy with Didcot ended in an 8-1 win for the Corinthians, three days after being held 1-1 by the Railwaymen.
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