Wimborne Town FC v Newport IOW FC


Here’s Max Emes’s report:

Wimborne started their F.A. Cup campaign with a goal fest 6-0 win over Newport (IW). For five of the last six seasons in this competition, Wimborne had lost out to Wessex League clubs. However, this time Wimborne put on a good show for the spectators at the Koolpak Stadium as they progressed to the next round. Matty and the team will be hoping to continue their journey in the F.A Cup as they wait for the First Round Qualifying draw on Wednesday.

Wimborne opened the scoring within the first minute as a cool through ball by James Stokoe went onto the dangerous Toby Holmes who drilled the ball into the bottom right corner. This gave the Magpies the momentum to push on throughout the first half, as many chances were produced to give Wimborne a threshold to build on.

Stephan Penny fired over the bar and a threatening volley by Luke Burbidge was saved by Newport’s young keeper Ryan Hall in the 20th minute. From distance, Billy Maybury produced a low shot aiming for the corner of the net which was once again handled by Ryan. In his element, Toby Holmes dribbled past Newport’s defence and slotted the ball past the keeper into the net but referee Brian White correctly ruled out a handball from Toby which ended Wimborne’s play in the 30th minute.

Jack Lovell just missed the goal with a header from a corner, and Luke Burbidge was denied once again as he curled the ball towards the top corner in the 34th minute. Wimborne carried on applying pressure until they would get rewarded with a second goal . A minute before the interval, Jack Lovell was fouled inside the box. He stepped up and fired the penalty towards the corner, but his effort was saved again by the promising young keeper who made many saves during the first half.

Wimborne headed to the break with a 1-0 lead. The continuous momentum displayed by the Magpies reassured the fans that another goal was well in reach.

That continuous momentum in the first half paid off when Toby Holmes ran around the keeper and fired an effortless shot to make it 2-0 in the 59th minute. Wimborne kept attacking after their second, when Billy Maybury crossed in a low ball to Louis Kellaway at the back post where the “goal machine” was unable to get his shot away.

Then a rare moment was about to be witnessed as Stephan Penny whipped in a cross from the left side onto Toby Holmes who scored in the 70th minute to complete his hat-trick. Scoring hat-tricks isn’t unusual for Toby, but scoring with his head is, so this was a moment home fans will cherish and remember!

Toby was set again to add his name to the score-sheet when the keeper had to face three Wimborne attackers, Luke Burbidge passed across the goal for Toby to latch onto and score his fourth of the game in the 77th minute.

The fifth goal wasn’t scored by the main man, who put on a great display, but it was Luke Burbidge who added to Wimborne’s emphatic lead in the 79th minute.

Lee Francis made his mark coming on as a substitute as he curled in a superb shot from outside the box to hit the top corner in the 82nd minute.

This 6-0 win over Newport was the club’s most emphatic result in F.A. Cup history. Wimborne are straight back into action in the Southern Premier League when they host Poole Town on bank holiday Monday, a local derby no fan will want to miss !

Team: Benfield, Penny, Lee, Davidson, Arnold (Tallack 72), Kellaway, Stokoe, Maybury (Francis 62), T.Holmes, Burbidge, Lovell (Owen 79)
Unused subs: Walsh, Walker, Hall
Here’s the matchday programme for the game:  Newport (IW) 25 Aug 2018 v2 compact


August 25, 2018
3:00 pm


1 Cuthbury Cl, Wimborne BH21, UK


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