Monday, 14 July 2008
Do they mean us?
Here's the match report from Marine FC's official site... And very fair it is as well
Marine kicked off their preseason friendly programme with a defeat last Saturday at North West Counties League new boys Wigan Robin Park.
Park fielded ex Mariners Ben Kay at centre half and Danny Worthington up front, ex Burscough man Mike Clandon also featuring for the hosts who gave the Mariners a stiff test throughout.
It was the visitors though who opened the scoring after 9 minutes, pint sized poacher Shaun Tuck racing clear before calmly rounding Jason Foulds in the home goal and rolling the ball in to the empty net.
Three minutes later Robin Park were level following a corner, the ball eventually landing at the feet of Kay to score from close range.
Both sides had opportunities to regain the lead prior to half time and after the obligatory raft of substitutions from both sides the homesters bagged the winning goal midway through the second half, winger Dean Callaway breaking in to the left of the area and producing a strong shot to beat substitute custodian Ben Barnes.
Marine had a couple of chances to equalise late on with the home goalkeeper making some sharp saves from Paul Woolcott , but Park held on for the victory.
Wigan RP: Jason Foulds; Darren Mullen; James Martin; Ben Kay; Dougie Potts; Ryan Small; Adam Whittle; Andy Nealey; Danny Worthington; Mike Clandon; Dean Callaway.
Marine 1st half: Sean Lake; Freddie Potter; Wayne McDermott; Adam Farley; Phil Brazier; Steve Hussey; John Lawless; Darren Brookfield; Shaun Tuck; Peter Cumiskey; Paul Woolcott.
Marine 2nd half: Ben Barnes; Adam McCarthy; Wayne McDermott; David Rice; Lee Williams; Ian McInerney; John Lawless; Sean Judge; Liam Loughlin; Danny McNicholas; Paul Woolcott.