Killick: Dolphins showed themselves in a 'better light' with Yate victory

Tom Killick (Poole manager) after the FA Cup First Qualifying Round tie between Poole Town and Salisbury on Sat 3rd September 2022 at The BlackGold Stadium, Poole, Dorset. Photo: Ian Middlebrook.
Tom Killick (Poole manager) after the FA Cup First Qualifying Round tie between Poole Town and Salisbury on Sat 3rd September 2022 at The BlackGold Stadium, Poole, Dorset. Photo: Ian Middlebrook.

BOSS Tom Killick believed his side showed a “better light” with their five goal victory over Yate.

First-half strikes from Wes Fogden, Tony Lee, and Toby Holmes set Dolphins on their way, with Jake Andrews and Will Fletcher getting in on the act in the second period.

The 5-0 win marks Poole’s first victory at home this season, with Killick pleased to have vanquished that particular statistic.

He told the Daily Echo: “We felt under a little bit of pressure because it wasn't just results, it was results at home, so spectators haven't really seen good performances.

“I think the players were quite determined to show ourselves in a better light, and I feel they really did that.

“Yate had good possession at times, but I don't think they really hurt us. And some of our goals were really top drawer.

“We still think there's probably things that we can do a little bit better, particularly defensively, in terms of trying to make that shape work better.

“But, on the whole, really positive.”

Poole are back in action this Wednesday, when they travel to fellow promotion contenders Gosport Borough. In contrast to their home form, Dolphins are yet to lose away, winning twice and drawing the remaining game.