A brace from ex Poole player Luke Burbidge and a strike from Curtis Young see off Poole Town in a dominant first half display.
Two much-changed teams provided entertaining fare on a bitterly cold night. Manager Matty Holmes gave first starts to new signings striker Steve Flynn and defender Andrew Shah, and there were starts for Chad Collins, Lee Francis, Billy Maybury and Rhys Owen. Robbie Bradley and Louis McWilliams came off he bench to play their part.
For Poole, Manager Tom Killick had bigger prizes in mind and took the opportunity to rest key personnel and have a look at some squad players.
It was Wimborne who deservedly came out on top. After a flurry of activity in the Poole penalty area, Curtis Young drilled the ball through a ruck of bodies on 25 minutes. Luke Holmes set up Luke Burbidge five minutes before the break to double the lead. And Burbidge bagged his second in the last moments of the game after Flynn had headed the ball back across goal.
There were eye-catching performances throughout the Wimborne team. Manager Holmes now not only has good options in all positions but some challenging selection decisions ahead.
A special mention for Chad Collins who made two excellent saves to record his second clean sheet in this competition.
We now face Bideford at home in the next round, fixture to be played (subject to League confirmation) Tuesday 11th December with a 7:45pm kick off.
Shots on target W-9 P-5, Off target W-4 P-7, Blocked W-2 P-2, Corners W-6 P-3, Fouls W-10 P-8, Offsides W-2 P-1. No cards were awarded to either side.
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Graham Dunn reports.