DOLPHINS END WINLESS RUN
POOLE TOWN progressed to the next round by ending a run of seven winless matches with a win at Step 4 Salisbury.
However, It could have been a very different outcome, as referee Lee Bennan decided not award a late penalty appeal when Chris Shephard was brought down in the area by Jack Smeeton.
With Steve Claridge’s side chasing the game, Dolphins substitute Jez Bedford was allowed space just inside the Whites’ area to fire the ball into the top left corner and kill off the hopes of the home side.
Marvin Brook’s summer move from Poole to Salisbury created a heated build up to this cup tie, but there was little to talk of until just after the hour mark.
The deadlock was finally broken when Poole skipper Jamie Whisken nodded home a clever corner in the 62nd minute for the National League South outfit.
Brooks nearly levelled the contest when he struck Nick Hutchings’ post in the 83rd minute.
Shephard, who looked lively on his return from injury, provided the spark Salisbury had lacked until that point, most notably the run that culminated in the penalty appeal, but they couldn’t get back in the game.