Men's F Vs WOOTTON BASSETT A

Date 18 February 2017
Team Men's F
Opposition WOOTTON BASSETT A
Fixture Home
Venue Sports Training Village (Pitch 1)
Start time 14:00
Result D 2 - 2
Time played
Scorers Alexander Menezes
Match Report

A much improved scoreline compared with the 1-4 result away pre-Christmas was as a result of tighter defending, including by the excellent Peter Auzins in goal and chances taken up front. The first half started slowly, rather unusually for the Mariners, and Bassett managed a two goal advantage by half time. However the team spirit and effort that Mariners have shown all season paid dividends by clawing back the two goals and departing with a point, which was unexpected, given the relative positions of the two teams in the league. Two green cards resulted in Mariners being down to 9 players at one point, through some enthusiastic tackling, and the team had to dig deep into their reserves of fitness and guile to ensure the defence was not breached, despite a long period of pressure from Bassett. This result gives the team confidence that they can achieve against higher league opposition for the remainder of the season, and if continued should result in a solid mid-table position.

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
Paul James Matthews 7
Tony Jiggins 8
Simon Maughan 12
Guy Bartlett 13 Defender
Pete Hendry 25
Mark Blackham 42
Thomas Menezes 56
Henry Amos 73
Kim Gupta 78
Alexander Menezes 85 Midfielder 1
Anthony Hodges 187
Jamie McBrien 189
Stephen Herring