Home Match vs Bristol Manor Farm FC (TWLPD)


Saturday 19 February 2011


Toolstation Western League Premier Division 2010/11


Sherborne Town 1st


6-1 (Home Win)


Phil Ormrod

Match Report

Bristol Manor Farm bore the brunt of Sherborne Town's recent attacking frustrations as Phil Ormrod's hat-trick inspired a 6-1 drubbing.

Mickey Spencer's men dominated their top-six Toolstation Western League Premier Division visitors, who were forced to play almost an hour with ten men.

Defender James Thompson scored his first goal since breaking his leg two years ago to make it 3-0 at half time, before Ormrod completed his trio and Tom Richardson and Steve Jervis netted after the break.

Spencer said: "After the Hallen game (2-1 defeat) I reminded the players of what a great performance it was even though we did not get the result.

"I asked them to repeat that performance level and try and add the finishing touches. We had done some finishing sessions during the week and it was pleasing to see that rewarded against Bristol Manor Farm.

"We got at them straight from the start and did not allow them into the game. We showed what we can do and we have been threatening that goal-fest all season."

Richardson, Ormrod, Matt Chant and Danny Thompson all came close to breaking the deadlock before the three-goal forward found a way past a dogged Farm keeper.

A flowing move on the left resulted in Danny Thompson pick out Ormrod, who left the stopper rooted to the spot with a clever flicked header.

The attacking duo combined again for the second, this time Ormrod converting from a similar angle with a shot at the near post.

The Farm's woes deepened when an attacker saw red for an off the ball clash that floored James Thompson. The former Yeovil Town youngster responded by heading home a corner after Chris Luke had seen his 18-yard effort athletically tipped over.

Ormrod and Richardson spurned further chances either side of the break, as Farm made the most of sleepy Sherborne start to claw a goal back.

However, the strike stirred Town back to life when Ormrod made the most of Luke's vision to beat the keeper after receiving an incisive through-ball.

Scorer turned provider as Ormrod squared for Richardson's finish and Jervis capped an impressive substitute appearance to head in via a deflection.

Spencer said: "We could have scored more and I think the sending off took the edge off a very strong performance. I still do not think they would have scored with 11 men.

"It was about our attitude and our desire for the win that we maintained. We dropped off for the first few minutes of the second half and they scored but then we were back on it.

"It was great to see that at our set-plays we showed a lot more desire there and scored from a couple."

Spencer's backroom staff, the 102-strong crowd and chairman Steve Paradise were also thanked for the role they played in victory.

"I would like to thank the chairman who spent a lot of time making sure the pitch was ready and once again the extra support was appreciated," said Spencer.

"The efforts of the backroom staff were tremendous and they do a lot just to get the game on. Nobody complained about the pitch, we just dealt with it."


Sherborne Town: Marc Lock, James Thompson, Jamie Manley, Matt Chant, Lewis Clarke, Chris Luke, Andy Martin, Rob Clowes, Danny Thompson, Phil Ormrod, Tom Richardson. Subs: Sean Westlake (for Ormrod), Kyle Chesterman (for Chant), Steve Jervis (for Martin).