Wimborne vs Hartley Wintney


The first-ever meeting between these two sides produced an end-to-end feast of attacking football.

After a flowing one-touch move down the right, the visitors looked to have taken the lead on 10 minutes when Nic Ciardini’s deft header beat keeper Gerard Benfield but came back off the inside of the post. However, it was the home side who took the lead on the half-hour. Franklyn Clarke, coming in from the left, majestically curled the ball into the top corner from 25 yards.
Hartley were unable to turn their aerial dominance at set pieces into goals as Wimborne’s goal somehow remained in tact to half-time. But just six minutes into the second period that changed when the visitors went route one. Keeper Adam Desbois’ long clearance bounced once before Ross Cook volleyed past Benfield.
Both keepers made spectacular saves – Benfield from Nathan Smart, and Desbois from Luke Burbidge – before Wimborne regained the lead with a quarter of the game remaining. James Stokoe found the elusive Burbidge wide on the right, and his perfectly-flighted cross was headed home at the far post by Clarke.
There was little respite for the home defence as Hartley went all out for the equaliser. But with that defiant back-line determined not to be beaten again, Wimborne held out for a much-needed win which lifts them to 17th in the table.
Wimborne: benfield, Penny, Hester, Arnold, Oldring, Kellaway, Syokoe, L.Holmes, Clarke, Burbidge, Young (Lee 75). Unused subs: Collins, McWilliams, Hall, Traynor.
Att: 326



Date Time League Season
November 3, 2018 3:00 pm Evo Stik South 2018


1 Cuthbury Cl, Wimborne BH21, UK

Wimborne Town FC

Luke Burbidge Midfielder
Gerard Benfield Goalkeeper
Louis Kellaway Midfielder
Luke Holmes Midfielder
Scott Arnold Defender
Stefan Penny Defender
Paddy Hester Defender
James Stokoe Midfielder
Jordan Lee Defender
Curtis Young Midfielder
Matty Oldring Defender
Franklyn Clarke Midfielder
23Josh Hall Midfielder
11Louis McWilliams Midfielder

First Team Manager: Matty Holmes
Assistant Manager: Danny Holmes
First Team Coach: Shane Traynor
Kit Man: Jeff Robins
First Team Coach: John Macey
Goal Keeper Coach: Dave Walsh
Physio: Ben Hayes

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