Away Match vs Holt United FC (MDPL)


Saturday 5 February 2011


Magna Dorset Premier League 2010/11


Sherborne Town Reserves


2-4 (Away Win)


Craig Dabinett

Match Report

Holt United’s second half penalty miss proved crucial in the Magna Dorset Premier League as Sherborne Town Reserves cemented their top six place.

Scott Vine kept out the 51st minute spot kick with the score at 1-1 before Sam Jarman netted from a goalmouth scramble three minutes later.

Injury, illness and bereavement decimated Holt’s preparations before their keeper was injured in the warm-up.

While United boss Wayne Jerome hoped to quickly forget the clash, winning manager Jason Lock praised Sherborne’s persistence in a game where both sides struggled to settle.

Lock said: “We knew it was going to be a physical battle and it was exactly that. The penalty was the turning point and I would not have liked to have seen what would have happened if we had gone behind then.”

Holt took just five minutes to break the deadlock when visitor Lee Clark was caught on the back foot and Sean Gallagher capitalised.

Sherborne were level on 15 minutes when Jordan Butler and Paul Dalmasso linked on the right for the former to feed Stuart Sweatman. Town’s leading scoring twice controlled a bobbling ball before beating the keeper.

An altercation resulted in the Bulls being reduced to ten men but it was until the start of the second period before another goal-scoring opportunity.

Jason Bond handled in his own area only for Vine to save the penalty, with Jarman forging Sherborne ahead soon after.

Two became three when Neil Budden picked out Butler with a diagonal pass and Butler lifted the ball over the stranded keeper from 30 yards.

Dan Molyneaux capped a flowing Holt move to make it 3-2, converting an accurate right wing cross after a strong run.

The hosts had a golden opportunity to equalise minutes later, but somehow sent the ball over the bar from four yards.

Dalmasso made sure the points returned to Raleigh Grove lashing home from close range with time running out.


Sherborne Town Reserves: Scott Vine, Jason Bond, Lee Clark, Craig Dabinett, Neil Budden, Sam Vine, Sam Jarman, Paul Dalmasso, Jordan Butler, George Warr, Stuart Sweatman. Subs: Shane Adcock Case, Aden Wills, Tony Cunningham.