Wimborne v Christchurch


Wimborne played their first home game for this season in a friendly against Christchurch FC from the Wessex premier league in an entertaining match.


The game started rapidly as Luke Burbridge tested Max Frampton in the Christchurch goal in the first minute which he did well to push wide for a corner.


Toby Holmes then set up Jack Lovell, but his effort was deflected for another corner. Wimborne were enjoying the majority share of possession, but Christchurch were resolute in their defending and well organised.



Despite this Wimborne were creating chances with Jorden Lee firing over and then Toby Homes first heading straight at the keeper and then heading a second opportunity wide when well placed.



Christchurch despite playing some neat football were not create many chances and the first half ended goalless.

Into the second half Wimborne again created opportunities but Max Frampton was enjoying a good game in the Christchurch goal with smart saves from James Stokoe and Toby Homes.



The deadlock was finally broken in the 53rd minute when Luke Burbridge converted a cross from Toby Homes.

Both sides made numerous changes giving all squad members a run out and it was Wimborne’s Rhys Owen who made it 2-0 when he cleverly curled a shot from the edge of the penalty area into the top corner. Wimborne’s reserve goalkeeper Jake Poynter had also come on and he was soon called into action when he got down low to make a smart save.



Wimborne then scored two goals within two minutes when first Aiden Shepard added a third in the 87th minute and then Robinson Okumu added a fourth in the 89th minute when he neatly controlled the ball and fired in of the upright to give a slightly flattering score line.

Although there are going to be tougher games ahead this was a good workout for Wimborne with Christchurch providing stiff opposition and we wish them well in their first season back in the Wessex Premier league and thank them for the game.

Melissa Dickinson


July 20, 2018
7:45 pm


1 Cuthbury Cl, Wimborne BH21, UK


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