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Poole Town
Hampton & Richmond Borough
A Bell-Baggie (1'), L Roberts (36'), M Brooks (83')
Full time
B Kiernan (67', 79'), D Culley (75')
Sat 18 Mar 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Attendance 568

12-minute salvo almost wins it for Beavers

3 quick goals almost snatch the points for Hampton but it ends up only a point at Poole

The Beavers put aside a limp first half to roar back from a 2-0 deficit to lead 3-2 with 10 minutes left, but they couldn't hold on as Marvin Brooks for the hosts cleaned up a loose rebound with just over 5 minutes to go.

Hampton got the worst of all starts as they managed to concede a goal within the first minute. Burbridge laying the ball into the path of Abdulai Bell-Baggie, whose shot defeated Howes and the back four with a hint of a slight deflection.

The Dolphins could've had a second on 20 minutes as Howes made a good save from Brooks, the rebound falling to Roberts who tapped home, but from an offside position.

Poole Town vs Hampton
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Hampton's attacking threat was being muted by a quick defense, the nearest they got was through Brendan Kiernan, who within the space of 5 minutes around the middle of the half, managed to firstly fire a shot over the bar before getting closer, hitting the bar with Poole keeper Nick Hutchings beaten.

The hosts finally did get their second on 36 minutes as the Hampton defence and midfield were being pulled all over the park. Bell-Baggie's deep cross from the Poole Town right was met at the back post by Brooks, his header across goal left Luke Roberts with the easiest of cushioned headers into the half empty net.

Dowse chose to make two changes right after the half time interval, bringing on Culley and Hippolyte-Patrick for Gallagher and Jolley and the Beaver started to look the stronger, with a greater share of the possession.

On 67 minutes, they finally broke through. Duncan Culley finally got some space just outside the left hand edge of the box, his near post cross was met by a lurking Brendan Kiernan to give the team some hope.

Just 8 minutes later, the Beavers got their equaliser as a corner was not cleared or defended well enough by the Dolphins and Culley had the simplest of tasks in striking it into the net under the diving Hutchings.

Poole, by now, were looking somewhat panicky and it didn't take long for the Hampton boys to make the most of that.

Hutchings came tearing out to clear away a long ball but his attempt was not good enough, the ball ending up with Brendan Kiernan who calmly lifted the ball over the desperate keeper and into the net, sending the travelling support into an ecstatic frenzy.

3 goals in 12 minutes, under normal circumstances, this would be enough to make sure of a win, but the Beavers' trouble with defending came back to haunt them in the 83rd minute.

Poole were trying to make a change as Brooks was fouled on the edge of the box; the change brought on free kick specialist James Granger. His free kick around the wall brought a great save from Sam Howes, but the young keeper could do nothing about the rebound, it falling to Brooks who fired it in over him and into the net.

The Beavers tried to force home a 4th goal but despite their best efforts, the team had to settle for just a point.

Speaking after the match, Dowse was full of praise for those who had travelled down to support the team.

"I think if it hadn't been for those fans behind the goal, still singing at 2-0, the boys wouldn't have managed that second half. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I have never known fans like these!"

Photos by Ben Harrison-Hyde
Many thanks Ben.

Key moments

1:00
Goal Abdulai Bell-Baggie scores for Poole Town
36:00
Goal Luke Roberts scores for Poole Town
67:00
Goal Brendan Kiernan scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough
75:00
Goal Duncan Culley scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough
79:00
Goal Brendan Kiernan scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough
83:00
Goal Marvin Brooks scores for Poole Town

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Highlights

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83:00 Goal 3 - 3
Marvin Brooks scores for Poole Town
82:00 Sub Off
Carl Pettefer is substituted off for Poole Town
82:00 Sub On
James Granger is substituted on for Poole Town
79:00 Goal 2 - 3
Brendan Kiernan scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough
79:00 Assist
Duncan Culley makes an assist for Hampton & Richmond Borough
75:00 Goal 2 - 2
Duncan Culley scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough
71:00 Yellow Card
Duncan Culley is yellow carded for Hampton & Richmond Borough
67:00 Assist
Duncan Culley makes an assist for Hampton & Richmond Borough
67:00 Goal 2 - 1
Brendan Kiernan scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough
50:00 Yellow Card
Brendan Kiernan is yellow carded for Hampton & Richmond Borough
46:00 Sub On
Duncan Culley is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough
46:00 Sub On
Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough
46:00 Sub Off
Sam Gallagher is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
46:00 Sub Off
Christian Jolley is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
End of period 1
36:00 Assist
Marvin Brooks makes an assist for Poole Town
36:00 Goal 2 - 0
Luke Roberts scores for Poole Town
1:00 Assist
Luke Burbridge makes an assist for Poole Town
1:00 Goal 1 - 0
Abdulai Bell-Baggie scores for Poole Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Poole Town
  • Hampton & Richmond Borough
  • 0
  • Abdulai Bell-Baggie Goal 1:00'
  • Luke Burbridge Assist 1:00'
  • Luke Roberts Goal 36:00'
  • Marvin Brooks Assist 36:00'
  • Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick Sub On 46:00'
  • Duncan Culley Sub On 46:00'
  • Sam Gallagher Sub Off 46:00'
  • Christian Jolley Sub Off 46:00'
  • Brendan Kiernan Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Brendan Kiernan Goal 67:00'
  • Duncan Culley Assist 67:00'
  • Duncan Culley Yellow Card 71:00'
  • Duncan Culley Goal 75:00'
  • Brendan Kiernan Goal 79:00'
  • Duncan Culley Assist 79:00'
  • James Granger Sub On 82:00'
  • Carl Pettefer Sub Off 82:00'
  • Marvin Brooks Goal 83:00'

Team selection

Howes, Samuel Howes, Samuel
Jelley, Tom Jelley, Tom
Casey, Joshua Casey, Joshua
Solomon, Leon Solomon, Leon
Collier, Nathan Collier, Nathan
Murphy, Kieran Murphy, Kieran
Gallagher, Sam Gallagher, Sam
Jolley, Christian Jolley, Christian
Odametey, Harold Odametey, Harold
Mullings, Shamir Mullings, Shamir
Kiernan, Brendan Kiernan, Brendan
Poole Town
  • 1. Nick Hutchings
  • 2. Lewis Tallack
  • 3. Corby Moore
  • 4. Jake Smeeton
  • 5. Jamie Whisken
  • 6. Carl Pettefer
  • 7. Luke Burbridge
  • 8. Steve Devlin
  • 9. Luke Roberts
  • 10. Marvin Brooks
  • 11. Abdulai Bell-Baggie
  • 12. Shaun Cooper
  • 13. Tom Rees
  • 14. Steve Richardson
  • 15. James Granger
  • 16. Dakota Askew

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Maidenhead United 42 98
2. Ebbsfleet United 42 96
3. Dartford 42 84
4. Chelmsford City 42 82
5. Poole Town 42 71
6. Hungerford Town 42 70
7. Hampton & Richmond Borough 42 69

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