Dolphin Finish Season on a High

Event: Bristol & West Division II League Fixture

Teams: Swindon Dolphin v Newton Abbot I

Location: Milton Road, Swindon

Date: Sunday 28th October 2007

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Swindon Dolphin left it late but managed to sneak a last gasp victory against Newton Abbot’s first team in their final Bristol and West, Division II fixture of the season.

The first quarter involved goals being exchanged by both sides. David Quinlivan, Andy Hicks and Michal Trzeciak all scored for the home side. The score at the end of the period was three goals each.

In the second period Dolphin capitalised on home advantage and managed to open up a lead. Hicks and Ian Brewer both scored early on but Abbot managed to pull themselves level before strikes from Chris Selby and Hicks (2) opened up a three goal advantage. Selby and Matt James then scored to ensure Dolphin lead by three at the end of the period.

The match was a close fought affair in the third period with Hicks scoring a hatrick and Trzeciak adding another for the home side.

Dolphin scored the first goal in the final period through Trzeciak, but Abbot went on to score five unanswered goals as the Dolphin side started to tire, leaving the travelling side with a one goal advantage. Quinlivan and James were then both on target and with just over a minute on the clock Hicks pulled Dolphin level. Both sides had a number of attacks before James scored the winner. Dolphin ran out winners by 19 goals to 18.

Coach David Quinlivan was pleased with another victory though he felt ‘Abbot probably deserved something from the fixture’. He said ‘there were many positives but there is a great deal the team can work on in the closed season’.

Result: Swindon Dolphin – 19 : Newton Abbot I – 18

Team: Andy Watts, David Quinlivan (2 goals, 2 major), Chris Selby (2 goals, 1 major), Andy Hicks (8 goals), Andy Prowse, Ian Brewer (1 goal, 1 major), Matt James (3 goals, 1 major), Michal Trzeciak (3 goals).

Source: Swindon Dolphin Press Team

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