Wednesday 16th October 2013 ko 19.45
Southern League Cup First Round
POOLE TOWN 1 (Byeley 63)
WIMBORNE TOWN 1 (Davidson 14)
No extra time, Poole won 5-4 on penalties
The Dorset town of Poole is famous for many reasons; there’s the large harbour, and Poole Pottery now sadly closed. There’s Brownsea Island, the birthplace of the Scouting Movement, and during the English Civil War the town was a Puritan stronghold, a bastion against ship tax being levied at the time. With the Royalists on the brink of defeat in 1646, the Parliamentary garrison from Poole laid siege to and captured the nearby Royalist stronghold at Corfe Castle, the ruins of which are still a major tourist near Swanage. During the Second World War the town was a major embarkation point for Operation Overlord, as 81 landing craft containing American troops from the 29th Infantry Division and the US Army Rangers departed Poole Harbour for Omaha Beach for D-Day, in June 1944.
I arrived on a good day for the sporting folk of Poole, as on the previous evening Continue reading