Ex-Dolphin Watch: Bank Holiday Weekend 28/08/21

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

Joe Quigley

Quigley celebrates his brace against Aldershot (Photo Credit: Yeovil Town FC)

Joe Quigley started his season on fire, grabbing three goals in two games over the weekend.

Whilst his opener for Yeovil would eventually be cancelled out by King’s Lynn, Quigley stepped up two days later to bag a brace – a the Glovers’ first win of the season.

Quigley had again opened the scoring in the first half, but had to wait until late on for his second.

The former Irish youth international held his nerve to score from the spot, and help Yeovil to a 2-1 win over Aldershot.

It was largely an unfruitful weekend for ex-Dolphins in the Championship. Charlie Austin was subbed off in QPR’s 2-0 win over Coventry, whilst Sam Surridge came off the bench for Stoke, but could do nothing to prevent the Potters from losing 3-0 to Fulham.

In League One, Ben Close played the full 90 for Doncaster Rovers as they lost to Yorkshire rivals Rotherham away from home. It was a similar story for Matt Butcher, who picked up a yellow during Accrington Stanley’s 2-0 loss to MK Dons.

It was a rather forgettable weekend for Tom Whelan, who made his debut for Eastleigh in a 2-0 defeat to Wrexham. Whelan played the full 90 in that fixture, as well as their game on Monday – when they lost 3-0 to Bromley.

Elsewhere in the National League, Josh Leslie-Smith made his first start of the season for Weymouth, helping them to a 3-1 win over Maidenhead. Leslie-Smith had come as a sub during the Terras’ defeat to Grimsby, but played the full duration on Monday.

It was a mixed weekend for Hungerford duo Keith Emmerson and Luke Cairney, who lost convincingly at home on the Saturday to Tonbridge Angels 3-1, but bounced back on Monday to beat Dorking Wanderers away 2-1. Both played the full 90 minutes in both games.

Staying in the National South, former Sierra Leone international Abdulai Baggie came off the bench twice for Havant & Waterlooville, helping them a 2-1 win away at Hampton & Richmond, before the Hawks fell to their first defeat of the season at the hands of Chippenham.

Elsewhere in the Southern League Premier South, Salisbury suffered a Bank Holiday shock at the hands of Wimborne. Ex-Dolphins Marvin Brooks and Charlie Davis both started, whilst Harry Baker and Josh Wakefield came off the bench as the Whites chased Wimborne’s lead.

In the Swiss second division, Benji Buchel captained FC Vaduz to a 3-1 win over FC Aurau.

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