Monday, 31st August The Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division
Poole Town FC
Match sponsorRockley Park
V Frome Town
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WELCOME TO TATNAM
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WELCOME TO TATNAM
Hampshire League Div 11999-00
Wessex League Premier Division2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
Southern League Div 1 SW2012-13
Southern League Cup2014-15
Western Football League Cup1956-57
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Vice ChairmanChris Reeves
Commercial DirectorMark Bumford
Facilities DirectorRod Taylor
Secretary Bill Reid
First Team ManagerTom Killick
Head CoachCallum Brooks
Assistant ManagerJames Wood
Kit ManPaul Ayley
Assistant Kit ManShane Lanchbury
Goalkeeping CoachRobbie Yates
Safety OfficerAndrew Ballington-James
Programme EditorJack Amey
Programme ContributorMichael Lingberg
Programme ContributorSteve Park
Club PhotographerAndy Orman
Supporters Club ChairPippa Daniels
Bar/Catering/Site ManagerDick Thomas
Kitchen SupervisorLiz Gower
CLUB INFORMATIONClub offices: 153 High Street, Poole,
Dorset. BH15 1AUTelephone: 01202 674425
Fax: 01202 681187
Ground address: Oakdale School, Tatnam Ground, School Lane, Poole, Dorset, BH15 3JR
CAPTAINS NOTESJamie WhiskenClub Captain
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Afternoon all, so Im writing this just be-fore the start of a busy bank holiday weekend of football in which we visit Slough and then host Frome at home (today). We know in this league theres no such thing as an easy game, we see upsets week in, week out and know well be in for two tough games. Slough away last season was up there with our best performances of the year so to go there and do the same will take some doing but obviously thats what well set out to do. Frome always offer a stern test and we need to keep improving on our last two home fixtures especially so please get behind the lads as much as possible and drive us on!
Last Saturday we were dis-appointed in our performance against Merthyr, we are yet to be at our best this season but we know its not far off before we start fully clicking. Theyre a good side and again I think
they will be up there come April.
Looking back at the result well take the point and move on from a day we were a long way off our best. On a personal note is was a shame to get two yellow cards but thats foot-ball, I reacted to a horrendous tackle on Pettefer which could have easily broken his leg, luckily he was fine, but obvi-ously with previous against Merthyr immediately you suspect the worse. Fingers crossed hell be okay for us come Saturday but well see.
Enjoy your weekend of foot-ball and get behind the lads!
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S O L I C I TO R S
BOARDROOM NOTESChris ReevesVice Chairman
Welcome to Tatnam for this after-noons Southern Premier League fixture with our friends and rivals from Frome Town. I trust that their players officials and supporters had a good journey and that whatever the outcome of the tussle on the pitch that they enjoy their visit here and go away impressed by their reception and the hospitality extended,something we take great pride in as a Club.
Frome arrive today with a new manager in the hot seat. The Frome Board of Directors responding to a start of three draws and two defeats in the first five games of the season have terminated the position of previous manager Adrian Foster and appointed ex Paulton boss Nick Bunyard. Nick is a former Frome player who was in the side that won the Western League Div 1 Championship in 2002. He went on to play for Chippenham and Paulton. He took Paulton into the Premier Division the season before last and had an encouraging first campaign before resigning in April. He has already appointed a new first team coach in ex Chippenham, Bath, Paulton and Larkhall player Josh Jeffries.
Teams always seem to have a new spring in their step under a new boss so our lads will have to be ready for that this afternoon. Bunyard has been away on business so it was intended that goalkeeping coach Lloyd Chanberlain would take the team in their game v Kettering on Saturday-no mention can be made of Fromes fate in that game or our own at Slough for that matter as these notes had to be written before the weekend for obvious reasons.
The home draw with Merthyr was not without its good points-Marvins superb opening goal and the brilliant finish by Luke Roberts to salvage a point from the game and also the bright performances from all three substitutes-Luke took the eye for his goal but the cameo displays from Jamie Davidson and Alan Connell promised great things from both those players in the games to come. There
were of course disappointing fea-tures-not least our second successive red card and rest assured that disci-pline and the other areas to learn from arising out of this game have been identified and worked on this week with the players during two good training sessions and also within the confines of the dressing room.
The coaching side of the club has seen a change this week with the departure of Shaun Brooks and the appointment in his stead as new first team coach of his son Callum. Shaun was honest enough to tell us that he was desperate to get back into the pro game and in the interests of continuity and certainty it was felt by both sides right to make a change. We part on the best of terms with our very grateful thanks to Shaun for the work that he did while he was with us and for the coaching legacy he has left behind. Cal-lum was a compelling candidate to replace Shaun. We have known him for a while now as a result of the work he has done with our u21s. He will fill both the role of first team coach and u21 manager. We are delighted to have him involved and look forward to a long and successful association with him.
Next week we travel to Kings Lynn for the longest trip of the season and are making it an overnight stop to try and ensure the play-ers are in the best possible condition to get a result from the game.
I gather that Pippa is starting another Last Man Standing competition-great fun and a chance to earn yourself some money whilst helping the Club at the same time-see Pippa or any Club Director for further details.
Enjoy the game and dont forget the 50:50
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MATCH REPORT MATCH REPORT
The visitors from South Wales return with a hard earned point at Tatnam Farm.
Merthyr came to Tatnam as the 7th placed team in the league, with an identical record of two wins, one draw, and one defeat. Only Goal Dif-ference separated the two sides.
The Dolphins sped out the blocks, with former Poole favourite, Rhys Bag-gridge, conceding a corner. Poole got off to another brilliant start as Brooks used his aerial prowess to head home from a well whipped in Devlin cor-ner in the third minute. Shortly after, Richard Gillespie was brought down just outside the box, earning Merthyrs No.5, Jarrad Wright, the first booking of the game. However, the resultant free kick was wasted by Poole, failing to capitalise on a good chance.
Gillespie proved to be a thorn in Merthyrs side, as he caused multi-ple problems by making good runs into the box, but unfortunately, they bore no fruit. Slowly Pooles grip on the early stages of the game waiv-
ered Merthyr were now attacking in numbers, as well as having numerous attacks. One of these attacks resulted in a corner, which was wasted.
However, the Martyrs first spell of domination in the game finally resulted in a goal, as Poole failed to clear, and the only non-Welsh player in the Merthyr side, ex-Swansea City player Guillem Bauz (of Spain) struck a half-volley into the back of Nick Hutchings net in the 19th minute of the game. With the scores level, Merthyr slowly became the better team, but only slightly. Hutchings did well to close down an unmarked Merthyr player before making another block shortly after.
Around the 27th minute mark, Mer-thyr had a strong appeal for a penalty, but this was waved away by the ref-eree Louis Marks of Denmead. In the following minute, a well struck cross found the head of Kayne McLaggen, who was unmarked, but only manage to horribly miss the goal with a looping header over. After half an hour, it was
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MATCH REPORT MATCH REPORTclear who the better team was, but in the last 15 minutes of the first half the best chance came from a Devlin free kick, which was flicked just wide by Jamie Whisken. In the 42nd minute, Merthyr had the strongest penalty claim of the half, as even the Lines-man flagged for a foul, but again the Referee let play continue, dismissing the claim.
One a piece at the half time break, and Poole were lucky to go in all level. There was only one switch at half time, Luke Roberts coming off for Richard Gillespie. It seemed whatever the Poole manager had said to his troops in the interval clearly had some affect, as Poole quickly won a corner, but it came to nothing. Another attack resulted in an ambitious overhead kick by Marvin Brooks, who fired just wide.
Slowly Merthyr took control of the game again, with two corners having to be punched away by Hutchings. Luke Holmes and Jamie Gleeson came off for Alan Connell and Jamie Davidson in the 61st minute.
The game became slightly more even as Poole had a couple of count-er attacks, before Merthyr broke and scored almost a carbon copy of their first goal , with an even better strike by Elliot Scotcher. It looked like Mer-thyrs efforts had guaranteed them 3 points to take back home to Penydar-ren Park, but substitute Luke Roberts had other ideas Jamie Davidson drew a foul from the Merthyr defence, with the free kick taken by Devlin, who returned the ball to Davidson, who set up Roberts to beat three defenders with some quick feet, before cooly slotting home into the bottom right of
the goal, leaving Tom Bradley hapless and hopeless.
This set up an interesting ending to the game only for a recklessly mistimed tackle by Merthyr substitute Kyle Patten, lunging into Carl Pettefer, earning him a straight red card. Jamie Whisken was also dismissed for a second bookable offence, meaning Michael Walker finished the game as Captain, and both teams with only ten men. After the fracas between the two teams over the poor challenge, the game ended in an anti-climax,with Lewis Tallack with a rare foray into the oppositions box heading wide. Poole perhaps lucky to get a point, but it was a tight affair that could have seen a winner from either team grab all three.
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The Fans View
Jack Tanner gives his view on the match:
Poole laboured to a point against Merthyr Town, which may turn out
to be a good point at the end of the season. Two well struck goals from Merthyr came after a well worked Poole corner, before Davidson did well with some quick feet to set up
Roberts to equalise.
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Tom KillickFirst Team Manager
Today we welcome Frome Town to the Tatnam. They are always difficult opponents but we have get back to winning our home games after dropping points against both Chippenham and Merthyr.
The players know they were be-low par against Merthyr. I take a sig-nificant degree of the blame for that as the shape of the side wasnt right and we never really looked comfort-able with or without the ball. We had a fairly long discussion about that and some other issues and tried to improve things this week in training. Without going into detail we feel we have been guilty of being too slow in our build up play and not being quick or positive in our passing. I am hop-ing that you will some improvement today and we can be more penetra-tive and create more chances whilst retaining a real resilience which has been our forte over the years.
Shaun Brooks has left the club as he wants to take up a role with a professional team. That is disap-pointing after being with us for such a short time but I respect his deci-sion and wish him well for the future.
It was important that we moved swiftly to replace Shaun and we have done that by already ap-pointing Callum Brooks as Head of Coaching. Callum is someone I have known for a number of years and is a well respected and highly
qualified coach who has done very good things over at New Milton. I am pleased and excited to have him with us.
The squad of players has already been tested with some niggling inju-ries we have picked up and will be particularly stretched next Saturday at Kings Lynn when Michael Walker and Jamie Whisken miss out due to suspension. Thankfully we have real quality that can step in and that is always the key to being successful in trying to win a league.
The directors have once again done the players proud by allowing them to travel to Kings Lynn on the Friday night as I do feel its simply to far to go up and back in the same day . An overnight stay gives us the best possible preparation for the game and we need to be sure we take advantage of that.
I see that in the FA cup we have been drawn at home to either Barn-staple or Bridgewater. It is great to get a home draw in a competition that offers so much both in prestige and financial rewards. We would all love a run in the competition but we all know that nothing in football come easily and must not get car-ried away.
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IN THE PAST
ON THIS DAY(Home score first)
1992Havant Town V Poole Town