Whether pleased or disappointed with the result of the match of the 9th of October 2021 all those congregated at the home ground of Swindon Supermarine can take solace that that they had the privilege to witness “the miracle of the Webbswood”. Thankfully an aged and silver haired scholar was on hand to record thisContinue reading “The miracle of the Webbswood”
Swindon Supermarine 1 Hendon 1 (Southern League Premier South – 02/10/21) Both sets of supporters will have left the ground at the end of the match with a combined sense of frustration and relief. Hendon supporters will have left disappointed to have surrendered their lead so late in the game but at least satisfied withContinue reading “Point apiece”
Tiverton Town 1 Swindon Supermarine 1 (Southern League Premier League South – 11/09/21) This was an entertaining match that kept spectators intrigued from start to finish. It was an end to end contest with the players of both sides giving their fullest endeavours. It was also intriguing because of the two teams differing playing styles.Continue reading “Tiverton and Marine share the points”
Swindon Supermarine 5 Farnborough Town 2 (Southern League Premier Division South – 30/08/21) This was an outstanding Swindon Supermarine performance. The team’s free flowing football was immensely impressive as they overwhelmed a good Farnborough Town team with incisive attack after incisive attack. However, this was a victory also secured by executing those less glamorous aspectsContinue reading “Sumptuous Swindon Supermarine”
Royal Wootton Bassett Town 3 Hereford Lads Club 1 (Hellenic Premier Division – 28/08/21) A griffin is a chimeric creature, part eagle and part lion. With incredible strength and unfailing protective instincts. It is in many respects the superhero of mythological creatures. From a Royal Wootton Basset Town perspective their “A.Griffin” would, on his standContinue reading “Day of the Griffin”
Swindon Supermarine 3 Kings Langley 0 (21/08/21 – Southern League Premier South) This was an excellent performance from Swindon Supermarine. After the initial twenty minutes, where the teams were sizing each other up, Marine took both the lead and control of the match. The first goal was a bit of a scrappy affair. A ConorContinue reading “Supermarine turn on the style”
Swindon Supermarine 1 Metropolitan Police 1 (SLPS – 17/08/21) This was a match which could be summarised by one of football’s most oft used cliches – “a game of two halves.” Metropolitan Police were the better side in the first half and Swindon Supermarine in the second. The visitors started the sharper pressing effectively. TheyContinue reading “Marine fought the law and no one won”
Hayes & Yeading 3 Swindon Supermarine 0 (14/08/22 – Southern League Premier South) This match was rather like a play of three acts. Two of these acts, regrettably from Marine’s perspective, including goals for the hosts. Act One – The jousting (the first 30 minutes) The first third of the match saw the two teamsContinue reading “A match of three acts”
Summary of recent seasons When the 2020/21 season was curtailed in November 2020 Swindon Supermarine had made an impressive start to the season. There was clear evidence in some of those early season performances that a promotion challenge was a totally realistic possibility. Indeed, there was a discernible confidence in management, players and supporters alikeContinue reading “Swindon Supermarine 2021/22 – season preview”
Royal Wootton Bassett Town 0 Roman Glass St. George 2 (Hellenic Premier 10/08/21) The two sides played out a well contested match in which the visitors deservedly secured victory. The first half was one of few shots on goal with both defences very much in the ascendancy and the midfields engaged in a hard foughtContinue reading “Bassett slip to defeat”
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