Away Match vs Westland Sports FC (DPL)


Thursday 8 April 2010


Dorset Premier League 2009/10


Sherborne Town Reserves


4-1 (Away Defeat)


James Thompson - talk and touch stood out

Match Report

Sherborne Town Reserves' indifferent run of form of late continued as Westland Sports enjoyed early bragging rights in the Dorset Premier League.

The clash at Alvington renewed old rivalries as the Yeovil-based team locked horns with a Sherborne team again, but on this occasion the reserves.

Jason Lock's men had been scheduled to host Westland on two occasions in March, but waterlogged pitches meant the trip across the county border was the first opportunity the clubs got to meet.

Sherborne got off to the worst possible start, conceding twice in the opening three minutes to leave them a mountain they failed to climb.

Westland, boasting former Sherborne player Steve McDaid in their starting line-up, were stronger on the night, looking organised at the back and potent in attack.

Chasing the game, a tactical switch gave the visitors a glimmer of hope, with Matt Rackham moving from defence to midfield as Glenn Nathan moved in the opposite direction.

Soon after Ian Jenkins clawed back a goal for Sherborne, making the most of James Thompson's through ball to leave Westland keeper Ben Cochrane with no chance.

However, it was only a brief respite as two further goals either side of half time condemned Sherborne to a 4-1 defeat.

Sherborne Town Reserves: Matt Warren, Jack Burnett, Matt Ward, Matt Rackham, Kyle Chesterman, Sam Bowers, Glenn Nathan, Dave Atkinson, Jordan Butler, Ian Jenkins, James Thompson. Subs: Chris Cowley, Lee Holt, Chris Hedges.