Ex-Dolphin Watch: 06/09/21

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

Benji Buchel

Buchel can only look on as Timo Werner scores (Photo Credit: Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Benji Buchel played the entirety of Liechenstein’s two qualifiers as the minnows fell to consecutive 2-0 defeats at the hands of Germany and Romania.

Faced against millions of pounds worth of attacking talent in Leroy Sane, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, Buchel did well to keep the scoreline respectable against the four time world champions.

Making 36 caps for his country since 2008, Buchel is now captain at FC Vaduz – a Liechensteiner club that plays in the Swiss leagues.

Joe Quigley

Quigley celebrates his penalty against Halifax (Photo Credit: Yeovil Town FC)

Joe Quigley continued his fine start to the season, converting another penalty in front of BT Sport cameras to send Yeovil on their way to another three points.

Quigley’s fourth goal in three games was enough to see off Yorkshire side Halifax, making the former Irish youth international joint top goalscorer in the National League.

Elsewhere in the fifth tier, Josh-Leslie Smith was also on the scoresheet. Defender Leslie-Smith scored Weymouth’s first in a topsy-turvy game that the Terras eventually won 4-3 away at Solihull Moors.

In another goalfest in the National League, Tom Whelan played every minute of Eastleigh’s pulsating draw with King’s Lynn. Despite the scoreline ending up 3-3, attacking midfielder Whelan did not end up on the scoresheet.

The international break normally only impacts England’s top two tiers, but multiple games were postponed due to clubs missing players.

Out of the EFL fixtures that remained, Jake Scrimshaw came off the bench for Scunthorpe in their League Two defeat to Northampton, whilst Matt Butcher fared better with Accrington Stanley in League One.

Butcher started in Stanley’s eventual 1-0 win over Shrewsbury, before being subbed off in the second half.

There were mixed fortunes for ex-Poole players in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round.

Salisbury’s tie with Tiverton involved five former players, with Neil Martin‘s Tiverton getting the better of Salisbury, who started Charlie Davis and Marvin Brooks.

Josh Wakefield and Harry Baker would come off the bench, but Salisbury still lost 1-0.

Steve Devlin and Matty Neale are still in the cup with Hamworthy United, as the Wessex Prem side managed a creditable 0-0 draw with Southern League Merthyr.

The replay has been moved to New Cuthbury, due to floodlight issues at the County Ground.

Sam House and Lymington were also victorious over Barnstaple, setting up a home tie with giants Hereford.

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