Spots of bother for the Mariners as no home comforts are to be found
Marine 0 Coalville Town 1 MARINE slipped to a fourth successive home defeat in all competitions as a 35th minute goal from Coalville striker Nathan Watson separated the sides at the Marine Travel Arena on Saturday.
On the quarter-hour mark the Mariners were handed the chance to take the lead from the spot, as James Edgar was man-handled in the Coalville area, referee Darren Rogers awarding the penalty. Tom Field took the responsibility from 12 yards but saw his well-struck shot kept out by keeper Matthew Coton.
The game’s decisive moment came 10 minutes before the break as Coalville were awarded a spot-kick of their own, as home skipper Adam Hughes was adjudged to have fouled William Mellors-Blair after Ben Barnes had made a sharp stop from Blair Anderson’s shot. The Marine keeper performed heroics to parry Massiah McDonald’s penalty low to his left, but with the vast majority of Barnes’s teammates loitering on the 18-yard line Town striker Watson had the elementary task of followingup to prod home the rebound.
Marine travel to the Weaver Stadium tonight to face Nantwich Town in their next Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division fixture.