Poole

Tatnam Ground, Poole

Founded in 1890 as a result of the merger of Poole Hornets and Poole Rovers, Poole Town first became league opponents of the Lilywhites in 1958. At that stage they played at the Poole Stadium in Wimbourne Road, Poole and today this is the home of Poole Pirates Speedway team. This was to their home from 1933 to 1994. As a result of losing the use of the Poole Stadium, they were forced to go into a groundshare first with Hamworth United at the County Ground (1994-96) and then with Holt United on their Patersham Lane Ground, Gaunts Common (1996-2000). As a result of the latter they were forced to slip down the leagues, as the ground facilities there were not up to standard of higher leagues. They then played at Heskells Recreation Ground for a short period of time before moving to part of the Oakfield School Grounds in Tatnam. Here they were finally able to make a home for themselves that could provide them with ground facilities of a standard that would allow them to progress back to the Southern League Premier. This they achieved in 2013. 

Southern League South East Division (NL 1)

13.9.1958                    Poole Town 4 - 3 Cambridge City                                                                                                                       Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Keeble (2) and Gaynor

31.1.1959                   Cambridge City 2 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                                Nicholson and Gaynor scored for the Lilywhites.


Southern League Premier (NL 1)

14.2.1959                   Cambridge City 4 - 2 Poole Town                                                                                                                        Weddle scored two of the goals for the Lilywhites, while Smith and McNeil scored the other two.

2.4.1960                     Poole Town 1 - 3 Cambridge City                                                                                                                      The goals for the Lilywhites were Robinson (2) and Weddle. At the end of the season, Poole are relegated.

13.3.1963                   Poole Town 0 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                                    Alan Banks and John Devine are the Lilywhites goalscorers.

23.4.1963                    Cambridge City 3 - 2 Poole Town                                                                                                                       Goals for the Lilywhites scored by Tommy Wilson (2) and Brian Moore. While the Lilywhites are crowned champions, Poole are relegated after just one year back in the Southern League Premier Division.

10.9.1966                    Cambridge City 1 - 2 Poole Town                                                                                                                      Eddie Bailham scored from the penalty spot for the Lilywhites.

14.1.1967                    Poole Town 1 - 0 Cambridge City

25.11.1967                  Poole Town 2 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                                     Banson scored both of the Lilywhites goals.

20.4.1968                    Cambridge City 2 - 3 Poole Town                                                                                                              Cartwright and Foley score for the Lilywhites in a season that sees them relegated for the first time in the club's history.

22.8.1970                    Cambridge City 1 - 1 Poole Town                                                                                                                     The goalscorer for the Lilywhites was Hunter.

8.3.1971                      Poole Town 1 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                                  Bannister and Marshall scored for the Lilywhites.

21.8.1971                    Poole Town 1 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                                     Marshall and Clark are the Lilywhites goalscorers.

29.1.1972                    Cambridge City 2 - 1 Poole Town                                                                                                                       The goals for the Lilywhites were scored by Hunter and Stevens.

23.9.1972                      Poole Town 1 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                                     Ollie Conmy was the goalscorer for the Lilywhites.     

6.1.1973                        Cambridge City 3 - 0 Poole Town                                                                                                                     Slack, Conmy and Marshall are the Lilywhites goal scorers. Poole that season are relegated.


Southern League Division One South (NL 3)

27.8.1983                      Poole Town 0 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                                     The only goal of the match was scored by Rule for the Lilywhites.

31.3.1984                      Cambridge City 1 - 0 Poole Town                                                                                                               Lindsay scored the Lilywhites winning goal. Last time that Poole visit the old Milton Road Ground.

18.8.1984                      Poole Town 6 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                                    The Lilywhites only goal was scored by Grogan

14.4.1985                      Cambridge City 0 - 0 Poole Town                                                                                                               Played at the Poole Stadium, as the Lilywhites were without a home ground that season.

8.3.1986                         Cambridge City 2 - 2 Poole Town                                                                                                                Gary Grogan scores the both the Lilywhites goals as Poole first time the new Milton Road Ground for the first time. That season season sees the Lilywhites promoted back to the Southern League Premier as champions. 

South Premier (NL 2)

31.8.1991                    Cambridge City 5 - 0 Poole Town                                                                                                                       The Lilywhites were just to strong for the newly promoted Poole. Their goals being scored by Tovey (2), Lockhart, Ryan and Jeffrery. Last time they met at Milton Road.

1.2.1992                       Poole Town 1 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                               The last time the Lilywhites visited the Poole Stadium as Poole finished the season 3rd from bottom and were relegated. When the two teams next met, over 20 years later, both club's had moved.


Southern Premier (NL 3)

24.8.2013                      Cambridge City 1 - 2 Poole Town                                                                                                Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Jackson Ramm, James Brighton, Will Lawton, Lee Chaffey, Ben Farrell, Ieuan Lewis, Luke Allen, Josh Beech, Kelvin Bossman and Joey Abbs. Subs used were Josh Dawkins, Nick Beasant and Adam Adam, Scorer for the Lilywhites was Beech. Nick Beasant was making his debut for the Lilywhites having signed in the summer and is the son of former Wimbledon goalkeeper, Dave Beasant. While Luke Allen had returned to the Lilywhites on loan.

19.4.2014                     Poole Town 0 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                             Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Tom Pepper, James Brighton, Will Lawton, Lee Chaffey, Josh Beech, Ieuan Lewis, Adam Martin, Danny Kelly, Adam Marriott and Andrew Phillips, Subs used were Kelvin Bossman for Marriott, Robbie Burns for Bossman and Nick Beasant for Kelly. On their first visit to Poole's Tatnam ground, third placed Lilywhites were forced into a 'back to the wall' campaign' against a Poole side that were also in the fight for a place in the league play offs. Doing must of the defending in the first half, the Lilywhites lost star striker, Adam Marriott, when he was badly hurt following a crude tackle from behind in the 37th minute. His place being taken by Kelvin Bossman, who himself was returning having missed the last game through injury, Not long into the 2nd half the Lillywhites were awarded a penalty after a foul on Bossman. With no Marriott on the pitch, Andrew Phillips stepped up to take it but only for his weak shot to be be saved. Though just a few minutes later, they went in front when Josh Beech headed home a cross following a blistering run by James Brighton. The Lillywhites then held strong against waves of Poole attacks to come away from the south coast with all the points, As well as the injury worry to Marriott, the Lilywhites lost in the 79th minute Bossman after he received a bad knock on his ankle. The win leaves the table as Hemel Hempstead (99pts and promoted as champions), Chesham (91), Cambridge City (82), St Albans (81), Stourbridge (80), Hungerford (who lost to Hemel Hempstead on 78) and Poole (76). All the teams have just two matches to play with the Lilywhites playing Corby at home on Easter Monday and Banbury away the following Saturday. 


A.F.A. Senior Cup

30.11.1935                   Poole 1 - 4 Cambridge Town                                                                                                                           The Lilywhites first visit to the Poole Stadium.