Away Match vs Brislington FC (TWLPD)


Saturday 5 December 2009


Toolstation Western League Premier Division 2009/10


Sherborne Town 1st


1-6 (Away Win)


- a deserved hat-trick

Match Report

A second-half hat-trick from Marc Caines helped Sherborne Town secure their biggest victory of the season, and just their second on the road.

Brislington felt the full-force of Town's backlash to defeat against Bishop Sutton, as the visitors won 6-1 in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division.

After blowing a 2-0 lead at Sutton in the Les Phillips Cup seven days earlier, Sherborne manager Mickey Spencer wanted a more-determined performance from his side.

That was exactly what he got, as Ross Plain, Ian Jenkins and Andy Martin scored in the first half to take a 3-1 advantage into the break.

Spencer said: "The first three goals came from our pressure and what we had been working on in training.

"The players took that on board and showed a far greater desire and good attitude when the conditions were just as mucky and muddy as the week before. Instead of making it an excuse we dealt with it."

Jenkins' and Martin's goals came after Sherborne forced errors from the hosts' defence, before Caines was rewarded for an hour of industry.

Brislington were reduced to ten men in the second period, when a substitute was dismissed for a two-footed lunge at Martin, seconds after coming on.

Spencer admitted that Sherborne's strikes were far from spectacular, but praised the work that went into earning them.

"Even their directors said they may have slipped for two goals, but not all six." he said.

"We over-powered them and we were stronger. We deserved it from the work before.

"Andy Martin had a great game and the front two (Caines and Jenkins) started the pressure on their defence.

"At the back we had Keith Emmerson who steadied the ship and Ashley Knibbs made a vital save when it was 0-0 to keep our momentum.

"I was pleased to see the manner of the goals because you are not always going to walk the ball in."

Sherborne Town: Ashley Knibbs, Sean Westlake, Keith Emmerson, Ollie Pearson, Sam Bowers, Ross Plain, Andy Martin, Glenn Nathan, Nick Jacobs, Ian Jenkins, Marc Caines. Subs: Tim Trevett (for Plain), Kyle Chesterman (for Bowers), Chris Cowley (for Jenkins).