Wimborne Town 3-0 Met Police

After Gerard Benfield had kept the Magpies in the game during the first half, prolific striker Toby Holmes gave a master-class in finishing as Wimborne netted three times without reply.

Met Police were second in the table coming in to the game, and they confidently passed the ball around in the first period. On ten minutes Benfield made a double save during a goalmouth scramble, and on 20 minutes he acrobatically kept out Mazzone’s header.

At the other end O’Reilly had to be alert to keep out Luke Burbidge’s inswinging corner on 4 minutes, and a defender headed out Burbidge’s cross from under the bar on 32 minutes.

Wimborne started the second half with real intent, and on 46 minutes the ball was driven behind the visitors’ thin blue line on the right. Toby got ahead of his defender and calmly beat the keeper to open the scoring.

A second followed seven minutes later. The ball was played out of defence and up to Toby who did well to keep possession. He dribbled into the penalty box, played the ball into Burbidge’s path and he swept the ball into the net from 10 yards.

With Toby in rampant form, The Blues’ defence was kept busy and denied him another goal until the 89th minute. Receiving the ball wide on the right, and surrounded by 3 defenders, he teased and tricked before slotting home.

The excellent showing in the second half meant Wimborne had taken four points off the top two in the space of three days, and extended their unbeaten league home run to ten games.

Wimborne: Benfield, Clarke, Maybury, Davidson, Oldring, Francis, Stokoe, Penny (Young 67), T.Holmes (Owen 90), Burbidge, L.Holmes.     Unused subs: Lee, Collins, Douglas

Att: 242

Full report by Max Emes to follow.