Milestones: Captain Whisk reaches 350

Stalwart captain Jamie Whisken reached the 350 mark for Poole Town against Chippenham Town last Tuesday, whilst Josh Carmichael made it 50 against Kings Langely.

One of four players that migrated over the Hampshire border from AFC Totton ahead of the 2013/14 season, Whisken became an immovable object at the back for Poole – and from Tom Killick’s team sheet.

Whisken made 50+ appearances in his first two seasons, quickly becoming captain of the side after Michael Walker’s departure to Weymouth.

Usually paired with Walker or Will Spetch over the past eight years, Whisken has become a firm fan favourite and a bonafide Dolphins legend thanks to his longevity.

Before joining Poole, Whisken was somewhat of a nomad- playing for numerous clubs in Hampshire after his release from AFC Bournemouth. He played as high at the National South with Farnborough and Basingstoke, before eventually returning to that level with Poole almost a decade later.

Whisken’s recent appearances have seen him play through the pain barrier, highlighting the commitment the centrehalf has shown for the club.

A part of the club’s longest run of cleansheets during the Southern League Premier winning season of 2015/16, Whisk has also contributed 15 goals over the nine seasons he has been at the club.

Whilst now 32, Whisken’s performance levels has not dropped thanks to his experience allowing him to read the game much better.

Like most centre-backs, Whisken is fond of keeping clean sheets – and boasts an incredible record of 132 games without allowing the opposition to score.

Trophy wise, Whisken has lifted two Dorset Senior Cups, a Southern League Cup, and the Southern Premier League as captain of the Dolphins.

Other milestones include Josh Carmichael making a half-century of appearances for Poole against Kings Langley, whilst Jack Dickson saw his 150th game for the Dolphins come and go against Met Police.

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