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Wednesday 25 August 2010


Magna Dorset Premier League 2010/11


Sherborne Town Reserves


4-1 (Home Win)


Match Report

Sherborne Town Reserves manager Jason Lock saw positives from his team's first three performances come together in their 4-1 demolition of Westland Sports.

The Raleigh Grove hosts maintained their unbeaten record in the Magna Dorset Premier League, thanks to goals from Kyle Chesterman (two), Nathan Geary and Marc Caines.

Danny Call's well-taken equaliser had given Kevin Leigh's Westland hope, until Sherborne upped their game to lead at the break.

Lock said: "We showed good attacking play in the first two games against Hamworthy United Reserves and Sturminster Newton United and good defending against Portland United.

"It all came together when it mattered against Westland. We just played good football, got in their faces and never gave them an inch to play.

"It was a very clean, calm game and with respect to both teams, the players kept control and nobody lost it at any stage."

Sherborne took just five minutes to take the lead when Richard Parkinson's 25-yard free kick thundered into the chest of former Town keeper Ashley Knibbs. Chesterman was the only player from either side to react as he bundled home the rebound.

Call drew level for the visitors as he capitalised on an incisive through-ball, before Geary registered his first goal in Sherborne colours to restore his team's advantage.

The midfielder received the ball from Shane Adcock-Case, 25 yards from goal and in a central position, lashing his effort beyond Knibbs.

After weathering an attacking storm from Westland at the start of the second half, Sherborne responded with what Lock described as the "goal of the season so far".

Geary and Paul Dalmasso linked well on the right, allowing Dalmasso to hit the byline and pull back the ball for Tony Cunningham. The striker laid off the delivery for Chesterman, who drilled home his effort.

Cunningham and Adcock-Case came close again for Sherborne, before substitute Caines announced his return from a knee injury with a simple tap-in.

The striker made the most of a clash between keeper and defender to roll in home the already-goalward ball.

Lock said: "Jamie Cross showed good handling on a wet night and Jason Bond was outstanding on his first start of the season.

"Sam Vine really is the unsung hero of our midfield and is turning into Sherborne Town’s Javier Mascherano. He never gave anyone time to settle and was an absolute terrier, nicking the ball and giving it simple.

"Kyle and Paul were excellent wingbacks and Tony won 99 per cent of his headers.”


Sherborne Town Reserves: Jamie Cross, Richard Parkinson, Jason Bond, Lee Clark, Paul Dalmasso, Kyle Chesterman, Sam Vine, Shane Adcock-Case, Nathan Geary, Tony Cunningham, Sam Bowers. Subs: Marc Caines, George Warr, Craig Dabinett, Aaron Mead.