Dol­phins de­light in City’s slip-up

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH - OX­FORD CITY 2 POOLE TOWN 3 By Ryan Brat­ley

OX­FORD failed to con­vert pos­ses­sion into points as they lost to a clin­i­cal Poole Town.

The Hoops dom­i­nated the open­ing ex­changes, tak­ing a de­served lead through Matt Pater­son as he hooked a loose ball goal­wards. A chip over the de­fence al­most found him for a sec­ond but Nick Hutch­ings dealt with it.

Poole drew level just be­fore half-time. A whipped cross from the right found the head of War­ren Bent­ley at the back post and his con­trolled header back across goal beat Jack Stevens. Reece Fleet al­most struck back for City but could only pick out the cross­bar from six yards.

Poole were upset to have a penalty shout waved away but this was quickly forgotten as they took the lead a minute later. An in­ci­sive move down the right left the de­fence scram­bling to find their shape, Bent­ley even­tu­ally tap­ping home af­ter an ini­tial shot was blocked.

The vis­i­tors then made it three when a quick break saw three at­tack­ers over­whelm two de­fend­ers, Jez Bed­ford scor­ing into an un­guarded net.

Pater­son poked a con­so­la­tion for City but the vis­i­tors ran out de­served win­ners.

STAR MAN: War­ren Bent­ley (Poole Town) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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