Salisbury vs Wimborne

After looking second-best to a very good Salisbury side for 60 minutes, Wimborne staged a remarkable fighting come-back that almost earned a point.

Pablo Haysham opened the scoring for the Whites on 19 minutes when he played a clever one-two on the edge of the box and placed the ball past Gerard Benfield.

Toby Holmes blasted Luke Burbidge’s cut-back over the bar just before the home side extended their lead on 32 minutes. A long free-kick from the left found the unmarked Matthew Partridge at the far post for an easy tap-in.

It looked as if Salisbury had the points wrapped up within four minutes of the restart. Luke Hopper turned his man to score on 47 minutes before Tom Whelan was played through the inside-right channel to score two minutes later.

The arrival of substitute James Stokoe heralded the fight-back. On 66 minutes good inter-play down the left ended with the ball being half-cleared to Luke Burbidge who scored. Seven minutes later, after a scramble near the post, Toby poked the ball over the line for the second.

The pendulum had swung, and Wimborne surged forward. On 89 minutes Sam Davidson’s cross-field pass found Stokoe 30 yards out. His first shot was blocked but he rifled home the rebound. A very relieved Salisbury played out the 4 minutes of added-on time.

Wimborne: Benfield, Penny (Stoke 62), Hester, Davidson, Oldring (Lee, 69), Clarke, Maybury, L.Holmes, T.Holmes, Burbidge, Young (Owen, 81).

Unused subs: Collins, Francis

 Att: 622

Salisbury v Wimborne Town Development