Ex-Dolphin Watch: Saturday 21/08/21

There are former Dolphins playing all over the pyramid this weekend – here are the most notable performances:

Jake Scrimshaw

Jake Scrimshaw made it a debut to remember, after his acrobatic effort put Scunthorpe ahead against Sutton United.

Scrimshaw only joined the Yorkshire side on Friday, but will be at the Sands Venue Stadium til the end of the campaign.

The AFC Bournemouth youngster scored 17 goals in just 23 appearances for the Dolphins whilst on loan in the 18/19 season, six of which came on his Poole debut against Portland United in the Dorset Senior Cup.

Unfortunately for Scrimshaw and his current club, his 51st minute strike was cancelled out by a Sutton equaliser in the 85th minute.

Charlie Austin

Poole’s prodigal son Charlie Austin rounded off QPR’s late comeback with an injury time equaliser against Barnsley.

Austin started the Championship’s lunchtime kick-off at Loftus Road, but was largely a passenger in the opening stages as the visitors soared to a 2-0 lead after just 27 minutes.

However, Rangers would work themselves back into via Ilias Chair and his 76th minute strike.

Now in his second spell at the club, Austin placed Yohan Barbet’s cross beyond Brad Collins in the Tyke goal.

Elsewhere in the Championship another former Bournemouth loanee, Sam Surridge, came off the bench in Stoke’s 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. Former loanees Brennan Camp and Christian Saydee were unused subs in Bournemouth’s 2-2 with Blackpool.

In League One, Matt Butcher featured at the back for Accrington Stanley as they kept a cleansheet in a 1-0 win over Crewe. Butcher featured at the tailend of the 2014/15 season for Poole. Remaining in League One, Ben Close started against his former side Portsmouth, as they played out a 0-0 stalemate with his current employers Doncaster Rovers.

In Dorset, Josh Leslie-Smith was an unused substitute in Weymouth’s first game of the season. Leslie-Smith watched on as the Terras succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at home to Boreham Wood.

In the National South, former Dolphins duo Keith Emmerson and Luke Cairney started their campaign with Hungerford in emphatic style, helping the Crusaders to a 4-1 win away at Welling. Both played the full 90 minutes. Staying in the National South, former Sierra Leone international Abdulai Baggie came off the bench as Havant & Waterlooville beat Hampton & Richmond.

Elsewhere in the Southern League Premier South, Sam Bayston was in the goals for Dorchester, as they picked up their first points of the season away at Hendon. Bayston grabbed his goal in the last minute, after summer signing Christos Papakonstantinou grabbed a brace in a 3-1 win. Charlie Davis converted a penalty as Salisbury beat Poole’s next opponents, Harrow. Marvin Brooks also featured, whilst ex-Dolphins Josh Wakefield didn’t make the match squad.

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