Kieran Burnett detailed his pride in seeing numerous members of his U23 side make the step up to Poole’s first team on Tuesday night.
Tom Killick lead the praises for his young guns after they almost came out on top at the New Cuthbury against rivals Wimborne Town in the Southern League Cup.
Poole Town almost gifted their Dorset rivals a first win in their new home with a lacklustre performance compounded by mistakes, before eventually losing on penalties.
Tom Killick confirmed that he is yet again to use the Southern League cup as an opportunity for players on the fringes of the first-team to gain more minutes, rather than attempt a cup run.
Rather predictably, Poole Town will face local rivals Wimborne Town in the Southern League Cup’s first round.
Despite the Dolphins receiving a bye in the preliminary round, other teams from the Southern League’s four divisions began their league cup campaign this week.