Town banish away day blues with Marine victory

Marine 1-4 Whitby Town, report by Paul Connolly
Marine 1-4 Whitby Town, report by Paul Connolly

Whitby Town banished their away day blues with an emphatic 4-1 win over Marine.

The Seasiders looked comfortable over the course of the opening period, despite spawning few chances, and led with just 90 seconds on the clock.

David Carson started a move forward, playing a neat one-two with Matty Tymon, before finding skipper Steven Snaith to his left.

He beat one, before cannoning a shot off the far-side upright. The ball fell to Carson in space, who capitalised to tap in his second in as many games.

The second 45, however, made for much better viewing and saw Chris Hardy's men cruise to victory.

Danny McWilliams was picked out by Snaith's excellent cross-field ball, before sending a pinpoint cross onto the head of a diving Tymon, who guided the ball into the top corner.

Marine, despite only have two attempts on target across the game, managed a response.

Sloppy defending from Whitby cost them, as Craig Lindfield was allowed to lose his marker to head home from six yards, via Kurt Sherlock's right-wing cross.

Just two minutes later though, Town's advantage was restored.

Carson won a loose ball in the middle of the park, drove forward and sent a piledriver into the top corner, with Calvin Hare having no chance.

The afternoon was topped off for Hardy's men, late on.

Carson, who had linked up well with Tymon all afternoon, played a neat through-ball for the forward to chase. Tymon's reaction was perfectly timed, chipping the ball over Hare, first time, to wrap up a 4-1 victory.