MATCH REPORT

Swindon Supermarine 2

Swindon Town XI 1

Wiltshire Premier Shield Final

Wednesday 09.05.2007

 

Mark on hunt after Shield win By Andy Cryer

 

Wilts Premier Shield WinnersMark Collier admits he is keeping an eye on the Swindon Town situation "with interest" after watching his Supermarine side beat a young Robins side 2-1 to lift the Wiltshire Premier Shield. With several former Swindon Town youngsters already in his squad, Marine boss Collier is fully aware of the recent crop just released from the County Ground and will be making enquiries.

 

Former Town midfielder Chris Taylor stole the show for the Southern Premier League new boys at Hunts Copse, setting up both Nathan Edwards' and David Pratt's goals against an impressive inexperienced Town side. Jake Hyde had given Swindon the lead but Marine stormed back to take a 2-1 lead at the break and that was enough to lift the cup, despite a late disallowed effort.

 

Collier said: "It was a bit after the lord mayors show but we have finished the season with promotion and now a trophy so we have to be happy with what we have achieved. " I thought we were a bit sloppy by giving them the first goal but we fought back and in the end probably did enough. "I already have a list of players I am interested in and know about the Town players who have been released. "We already have a close relationship with the club so we will have a look at that. We also need to bring in some experience for the next level up though."

 

Centre of Excellence manager Jeremy Newton hailed his side's contribution, insisting the future looks bright for the club. He said: "First of all it was great to see Chris Allen doing what he does best and we are delighted to see he has been offered a professional contract. "It was hard to see the other lads not being kept on though. We devastated for them. "We had five schoolboys out there, three under 15s on the bench and I thought they coped well."

 

Final Score From Hunts Copse 2-1

 

Star Man Sponsored by Chris Taylor