Lee celebrates with the fans in a slightly more subdued manner – (Photo Credit: Jon Ashworth / Side of the World)
When you have a striker in such fine form as Tony Lee, there might be a
temptation to wrap him up in cotton wool and hide him away from envious
onlookers – especially when he is also carrying a back injury.
If there was any doubt whether Lee is totally committed to the Dolphins despite
higher level clubs circling Step Three’s top goalscorer, they should be removed
when watching the passion and intensity Lee celebrates every goal with.
He took it even further away in Wales, hurling himself over the barrier to celebrate with fans, picking up a knock in the process.
Some managers might be annoyed at a player picking up a silly injury, but Lee’s boss Tom Killick was completely nonplussed by his strikers’ antics.
He told All Poole Aren’t We: “He jumped over the barrier with a bad back, which was interesting. He’s happy to score goals, he loves scoring goals. He’s on this hot streak.
“To be honest, I don’t really care. He can take off all his clothes and run around the place naked if he wants.
“I’m not really that fussed about it.”
Poole gave the small smattering of dedicated fans something to celebrate, with Poole’s Chairman Chris Reeves contacting All Poole Aren’t We to express how proud and grateful he was of the travelling fans.
For Killick the only concern emerging from the game were the knocks suffered by Lee and Will Spetch, with both coming off prior to the full time whistle.
“We just hope it won’t be anything to serious, and we can get him back on Saturday,” continued Killick.
“The same applies for Will Spetch, although I thought young Sean Wright came in and did really well.”
Poole’s dominance allowed Killick to introduce all three youngsters off the bench, with the trio slotting in seamlessly.
“One of the things I was really happy about today – to bring three subs four hours in a car to Merthyr, not knowing whether they’re going to get any game time at all – I was really happy to give Sean Wright, Will Fletcher and Joe Wickham minutes.
“Joe has been so patient, and unlucky – he’s travelled here, there and everywhere and not really gotten anything.
“Just to get him on for 20 minutes, I thought he did really well. Really livened things up down that side, caused them some problems.
“I was so pleased to get those three lads on, and once again I thought they all did us proud.”