BOSS Tom Killick is ready to move on from Tuesday’s defeat in acrimonious circumstances as his charges prepare to tackle Yate Town at Black Gold Stadium on Saturday (3pm), writes Jack Tanner.

Killick’s Poole side slumped to a late 2-1 loss against Tiverton Town in Southern League South after being reduced to nine men, before the visitors netted a stoppage-time winner from the penalty spot.

But all focus is now on Yate, who were surprise 4-0 winners away at promotion favourites Taunton in midweek.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “I thought whilst as a whole the team didn’t play very well (on Tuesday), they were still on track to get three points before decisions went against us.

"I’m a strong believer in keeping a winning side, but there might be a few niggles that keep one or two players out.

“I’m confident we can beat anyone on our day, but we’re still aiming to start as strong as possible. A win against Yate would help with that.”

Killick also confirmed that Poole have already submitted an appeal regarding Ollie Dennett‘s red card against Tiverton.

“We’re lucky that there were video highlights," he said.

"It clearly wasn’t a red card so it will almost certainly be overturned.

“But what irks me is that the penalty is also clearly the wrong decision, but you can’t appeal that decision even though it has cost us the most. At the end of the day the straight red is quickly cancelled out, but the points are lost forever.”

“We just have to regroup, move (on) and focus on the next match.”

Jez Bedford also received his marching orders last time out, but remains in contention to start against Yate due to suspensions kicking in a week after a dismissal.

Summer signing Flavio Tavares is back in contention whilst Cherries youngster Jake Cope is likely to be involved in some capacity having been an unused substitute in both matches so far.