October 22, 2018

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Webb hoping Marine won’t come up Short

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Swindon Supermarine boss Dave Webb knows his side will have to be on top form when they travel to Shortwood United on Tuesday night.

Supermarine earned a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Paulton Rovers on Saturday to move into the play-off places whilst Shortwood were narrow 1-0 winners over fellow-strugglers Mangotsfield.

And despite 14 places separating the two sides in the Southern League West Division standings, Webb will be taking nothing for granted when his side make the short trip to the Meadowbank Ground.

“Shortwood away is never an easy game,” Webb told Your Sport’s Nick Taylor.

“When we go there we tend to play some of our best football so hopefully we carry that on.

“They’ll be scrapping and they’ll be fighting, I know Chris Burns (Shortwood assistant manager) who is on their management team.

“If he’s got anything to do with it they’ll be well organised and they’ll be competitive.

“It will be a tough game, if we can show the commitment and togetherness we showed (against Paulton), hopefully it will be enough to get us another win.”

In recent times, Supermarine have been hit with a string of injuries and suspensions but were buoyed by the return of central defensive duo Zak Westlake and Ryan Wood on Saturday.

Webb will still be without long term absentee Ash Taylor and the suspended Joe Shepherd on Tuesday, but others are closing in on a return to the fold.

“Matt Coupe is probably another week and hopefully Aaron Woodley will be ready for next weekend,” he said.

“He (Woodley) is making good progress and he took part in training fully last Thursday.

“He’s got a slight feeling in his hamstring and we don’t want to risk him until he’s 100 percent fit.

“We haven’t really seen the Aaron Woodley I know this season, he just hasn’t been fit.

“Most of the injured players are coming back now so we’ll have a strong group to pick from.”

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