BOSS Tom Killick lauded makeshift frontman Will Spetch after the centre-back turned striker was in the goals against Swindon Supermarine.

Ever since being deployed higher up the pitch, Spetch has grabbed four goals from five games – coinciding with a revival in Poole’s Southern League South form.

He was on target along with Marvin Brooks, as Dolphins sunk fourth-placed Supermarine 2-0 to seal a 13th league win of the campaign.

Speaking about Spetch, Killick told the Daily Echo: “I wish I could pat myself on the back and claim it was a piece of ingenuity, but again I was forced into playing him in the first place.

“Now I have to make a decision every week but at the moment he justifies playing up-top.”

An injury crisis saw Killick turn to his stalwart centre-half, who has played as a striker for Poole before.

But despite the return of top goalscorer Harry Baker, Killick is not keen to change a winning side.

“Will deserves all the praise and the credit,” he added. “What started off as a makeshift move has really paid off, and with the form he’s in it would be wrong to drop him.”

A strong first-half performance saw Dolphins carve their guests apart numerous times.

Brooks’s effort from the edge of the area overpowered Swindon Supermarine goalkeeper Martin Horsell to open the scoring after 14 minutes.

Spetch joined him on the scoresheet on the 20-minute mark, firing across goal to bring to eight his season total.

Killick added: “I felt we were very strong and dominant in the first half. Whilst we were seemingly comfortable throughout, Swindon are a very good side so it is pleasing to get a positive result.

“Overall it was a solid performance against a very good team.”

Dolphins: Cairney, Dickson, Jackson, Whisken, Leslie-Smith, Carmichael, Moore, Brooks (Smeeton, 86), Holmes, Pardoe (Grange, 72), Spetch (Baker, 64). Unused subs: Gillespie, Phillips (g/k).