PREVIEW: Wimborne Town FC V Walton Casuals

Wimborne Town FC welcome league strugglers Walton Casuals to the Koolpak stadium this Saturday, with BetVictor listing us as favourites BetVictor listing us as favouritesto make it 12 consecutive games unbeaten at home. 

The reverse fixture just a week before Christmas, finished 3-0 to Walton, with 10th placed Wimborne having only lost once since that game, a frustrating 1-0 in tough conditions at Frome. The Magpies have scored 3 goals in their last three games and at least 3 in seven of their last ten games.

Walton meanwhile sit in 17th position, having only won once in their last seven, and only twice since that 3-0 result. Albeit both victories have come on the road, including a 4-3 at Hartley last week. They could climb four places to 13th with a win, but might finding themselves dropping into the relegation zone, if defeat is compounded by Hartley getting all 3 points against a Tiverton side hoping to build on a 2-4 victory over Staines midweek.

With the Magpies the 7th highest scoring side in the division, the league’s joint top scorer Toby Holmes will fancy his chances against the 5th high conceding team, Walton Casuals.

This Month is also Football V Homophobia ‘Month of Action’ and we want to raise awareness to the growing issue of homophobia and discrimination within sport.

46.8% of LGBT students who experienced sport culture described it as ‘alienating or unwelcoming’.

During 2016 research by Stonewall, the UK LGBT human rights charity found that:

  • 72 per cent of football fans have heard homophobic abuse
  • One in five 18 to 24 year-olds say they’d be embarrassed if their favourite player came out
  • Young people are twice as likely to say anti-LGBT language is harmless if it’s just meant as ‘banter’
  • The majority of people think that offensive language towards LGBT people in sport is a problem

Wimborne Town would like to remind supporters that we pride ourself on being a family-friendly, inclusive football club. Therefore, the use of offensive, insulting or abusive language and / or gestures by supporters will not be tolerated, and appropriate action will be taken against any perpetrators.

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