Wimborne Town FC hit five

After taking the lead just before the break, Wimborne turned on the style to record only their second league win in their first season at this level.

But it could have been so different in the opening forty minutes. With the experienced Renee Howe orchestrating play for the Kings, home stopper Gerard Benfield twice denied Mitchell Weiss and made three stunning saves from Steven Ward.

However, the game changed three minutes before the interval. After enterprising play down the right, Luke Burbidge and Toby Holmes played a sumptuous one-two for Burbidge to give keeper Charlie Burns no chance.

Howe and Gary Connolly threatened the home goal at the start of the second period, but on 55 minutes Burbidge played Holmes through, and the prolific striker raced from the centre-circle to hold off two defenders and score with a trade-mark finish.

From then on there was no way back for the Kings. On 73 minutes, Franklyn Clarke fed Burbidge who played the ball into space for Holmes to turn and rifle the ball past Burns.

On 80 minutes Howe bundled Lee Francis into the dugout resulting in the midfielder being stretchered off and taken to hospital.

On 86 minutes Clarke strolled forward from mid-field and passed the ball into the corner of Burns’ net from 20 yards for number four. And three minutes into time added-on, Curtis Young pounced on a rebound to round-off a 5-star performance from the Magpies.

Wimborne: Benfield, Lee, Davidson, Arnold, Oldring, Clarke, Stokoe (Francis 68 (Kellaway 80)), L.Holmes (Owen 86), T.Holmes, Burbidge, Young

Unused sub: Collins

Todays match programme:

Kings Langley 13 Oct 2018 v2 compact

Full match report, photos and interviews to follow…