POOLE Town snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory away at Gosport Borough in interim boss James Ellis’ first game in charge.

Goals from Toby Holmes and Jake Scrimshaw eventually proved enough at Privett Park, Gosport threatening a comeback through a Dan Wooden strike.

After the resignation of Matt Tubbs at the start of the week, former first team coach Ellis led the side for the first time.

Four changes were made to the side that lost 3-1 away at league leaders Chesham United last time out.

Goalkeeper Max Evans was deemed fit enough to return from injury, replacing Lloyd Thomas, whilst outfielders Harvey Slade, Ky Samadi, and Jordan Chiedozie made way for Cam Murray, Scrimshaw, and Holmes.

The two strikers looked bright early on, Scrimshaw and Holmes both flashing chances wide.

Down the other end Evans was called into action, saving well to deny Gosport danger man Rafa Ramos.

Shortly after the half-hour mark, the complexion of the game changed as the hosts were reduced to 10 men.

Joe Morrison received his second booking of the half after fouling Wes Fogden, ensuring an early bath with two-thirds of the game remaining.

Shortly after the dismissal, Poole would find a breakthrough. Holmes both made and finished the goal, creating enough space in the box to work the ball onto his right foot and fire home.

Emerging out of the break a goal to the good, Poole quickly looked to double their advantage.

Fogden found Scrimshaw lurking at the back post on 52 minutes, the former Cherries striker converting on the volley to put Dolphins firmly in the driving seat.

However, Poole’s extended lead would last just four minutes.

Wooden was played through on goal, the Gosport striker keeping his cool to reduce areas and get his side back into the game.

The hosts kept up the pressure but were unable to generate much of note. Towering striker Ramos was somehow not tall enough for a whipped cross to the back stick five minutes from time, the ball evading the Gosport attacker.

Both sides would finish with 10 men, as Harvey Wright became the second player to receive a red card.

After an earlier yellow for time wasting, Wright’s protestations over a harsh tackle on Poole substitute Harry Hutchinson earnt the defender a second booking in added time.

Numerical advantage cancelled out, Poole managed to see out their goal advantage to secure a first win in eight games.

Dolphins: Evans; Rose, Staunton, Whisken, Wright; Tshaka (Samadi, 58), Murray, Lowes, Fogden (Slade, 80); Holmes, Scrimshaw (Hutchinson, 90).

Unused subs: Nippard, Thomas (g/k).

Booked: Fogden, Wright, Rose, Evans.

Dismissed: Wright.