Away Match vs Brislington FC (TWLPD)
Saturday 5 February 2011
Toolstation Western League Premier Division 2010/11
Sherborne Town 1st
0-3 (Away Win)
Sherborne Town manager Mickey Spencer hailed his side’s 3-0 success at Brislington as “the most complete 90 minutes” during his time in charge.
Lewis Clarke, Rob Clowes and Tom Richardson netted at Ironmould Lane as Town registered back-to-back Toolstation Western League Premier Division wins for the first time since September.
Chris Luke led the way with an “inspirational” performance in midfield as Spencer applauded Sherborne’s attitude and application.
“Football is an emotional game and the emotion I felt the most was pride in all of those players,” he said.
“It was a real captain’s performance from Jamie Manley and there was unbelievable leadership and energy from Chris who played an inspirational role.
“There was the continued loyalty of Andy Martin and the selfless work of Phil Ormrod up front only needed a goal to cap it all.
“It was amazing to see how subdued not only Brislington became, but also their bench. I cannot remember them being allowed to make five passes before we won back the ball.
“It was quite awesome to see how we broke their spirit and gave them no inspiration to play.”
Ormrod gave Brislington an early indication of Sherborne’s attacking intent when he left the hosts’ keeper grounded following a whole-hearted, but legal, challenge.
Yeovil Town scholar Clarke broke the deadlock for his second goal in as many games minutes later, latching on to Luke’s searching ball before firing home.
Richardson came close as the visitors pressed for a second and Clarke’s Huish Park team-mate Clowes fired over the crossbar.
Manley cleared off the line before Clowes rediscovered his shooting accuracy to double Sherborne’s advantage.
The versatile midfielder profited from a half-cleared cross to deflect home as he continued his run into the box.
Keeper Marc Lock kept Brislington at bay ahead of half time as Richardson sealed the win by lobbing the keeper after the break.
The former Weymouth man made the most of Matt Chant’s clipped diagonal ball from defence to beat a poorly-positioned stopper.
Spencer said: “It was a complete performance from the back to the front. Danny Thompson returned to form and the added quality of Rob and Lewis allowed us to finish off some great moves.
“Since we have started to mix our game teams have found it really difficult to combat that and that is in part helped by the likes of Matt Chant being able to turn defence into attack.
“That has flowed through the team and in the end Brislington did not know whether to come short or drop off because any holes we would exploit. Everyone, to a man, was solid.”
Sherborne Town: Marc Lock, Steve Jervis, Jamie Manley, Matt Chant, Andy Martin, Chris Luke, Danny Thompson, Tom Richardson, Lewis Clarke, Rob Clowes, Phil Ormrod. Subs: James Thompson, Sean Westlake, Kyle Chesterman.