Away Match vs Holt United FC (DPL Cup)
Saturday 26 March 2011
Dorset Premier League Cup 2010/11
1-2 (Away Win)
“Guts and determination” booked Sherborne Town Reserves a place in the Magna Dorset Premier League Cup semi-finals as they battled from behind to beat Holt United.
Winning manager Jason Lock had just 11 available players – including himself – two hours before kick off. However, he looked on as his team’s only substitute as Sherborne battled from behind to earn a 2-1 score line.
Sam Vine levelled for the Gaunts Common visitors before George Warr booked a clash with Weymouth Reserves in the dying minutes.
Lock said: “It was what I would call a bare 11 and they all did very well. Hold had their chances and we rode our luck big time.
“Things did not fall naturally for them, shots that should have hit the target did not and Scott Vine in goal made some excellent saves. When we attacked we did so very well with one- or two-touch passing.
“After the interval we defended like absolute Trojans and we held firm, coming under lots of pressure. We had few chances and when we did they were good chances on the counterattack.”
The Bulls opened the scoring on 30 minutes, making the most of Sherborne’s inability to clear their lines to poke in a bobbling ball via the post.
Scott Vine was helpless to prevent the strike, having already come out on top in one-on-one chances and tipping an 18-yard drive over the bar.
Sherborne took less than a minute to respond when Sam Jarman stepped over Lewis Voizey’s square ball for Sam Vine to lash home.
As Holt pushed forward in a bid to forge ahead for a second time, Sherborne dug deep before hitting their hosts with 86 minutes on the clock.
Again Voizey was at the fulcrum of the move, enjoying luck to beat his man on the right to find Warr, who netted with a first-time effort.
Reflecting on his team’s first win since March 9, Lock said: “For the last few minutes we really did have to defend hard and we also had to contend with seven minutes of added time.
“I was very pleased to get the win and the lads deserved it just for their guts and determination. We did go there thinking that it could be the game that could pick us up and it did.
“The whole team were the man of the match – there was not one performance that was poor. Maybe it was because they knew they did not have any substitutes, they did not have anything to lose, they would give everything for 90 minutes, and they did.”
Sherborne Town Reserves: Scott Vine, Jason Bond, Craig Dabinett, Steve Jervis, Sam Vine, Sam Jarman, Nathan Geary, Paul Dalmasso, Lewis Voizey, George Warr, Tony Cunningham. Subs: Jason Lock.