Spots of bother for the Mariners as no home com­forts are to be found

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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.

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