Despite being reduced to ten men during the second half, Taunton got back to winning ways with a 3-2 home victory over Swindon Supermarine in the Evo-Stik League at Wordsworth Drive yesterday afternoon (22 September). Town didn't have the best of starts when Ashley Edenborough shot the visitors ahead from inside the box after 11 minutes following a Dave Hambly defensive slip. Craig Herrod's cross into the area after a surging run down the left was converted by Blake for the equaliser on 15 minutes, with Blake having two other fine opportunities to add to his tally after being played in by long balls from Lee Smyth but Kent Kaupinnen blocked each effort. Town took the lead on 56 minutes when Blake ran through to shoot past Kaupinnen but Rodney Marsh then received a harsh second yellow card, making Taunton a man short. Simon Ingram made it 3-1 to Town when he slotted home a penalty on 76 minutes following an assistant's verdict that Neil Peek had been pushed by Kaupinnen but Supermarine pulled one back two minutes into stoppage time when Terry Bohane capitalised on some indecision between Smyth and Connor Sidley-Adams to loft the ball home from a tight angle. Town had done enough though to secure a deserved three points. Match report now online.
Post-match comment: Town manager Leigh Robinson said:" I'm delighted with the win which in my opinion was our biggest of the season so far. We were missing some big players and were under pressure after the FA Cup defeat so Martyn and I were thrilled with the reaction.We brought in some new players to freshen it up and asked certain people to stand up and be counted and that's exactly what they did. We are now looking forward to the derby against Tiverton who we know have been in great form recently so it will be a tough game."