Away Match vs Cranborne FC (DPL)

Date

Saturday 6 February 2010

League

Dorset Premier League 2009/10

Team

Sherborne Town Reserves

Result

1-2 (Away Win)

MoM

Ryan Trevett - a mature display

Match Report

Jordan Butler's last-gasp winner earned three points for Sherborne Town Reserves at Cranborne after the visitors dominated large spells.

The hosts' goal lived a charmed life as it looked like Jason Lock's team would have to be content with just a point in the Dorset Premier League.

However, Butler pounced in the dying seconds to ensure that Sherborne secured the win they deserved.

Lock said: "We started brightly, attacking down the slope and found it very frustrating. The ball kept running away from us, we were putting too much on it and we were trying too hard.

"We played very well but created very little in the final third in the first half. In the second half we came out and completely dominated."

Phil Ormrod, Dwayne Forshaw, Butler and Jason Bond all missed the target before a defensive slip led to Cranborne's opener.

With Sherborne's defence stretched, the home team exploited space in the box to beat keeper James Smith.

Lock's men returned for the second half with a renewed attacking endeavour and it took just 10 minutes to equalise.

Forshaw cut in from the wing, lobbing the keeper with cross that dropped over the line at the far post.

Sam Bowers and Ormrod spurned further chances before substitute James Thompson almost made a stunning return from injury.

Making his first appearance since breaking his leg at Brislington in 2008, the vocal midfielder brought the best from the hosts' stopper with a strong 20-yard drive.

With time running out, Butler made the vital break through, latching on to Forshaw's diagonal ball before nutmegging a defender and placing the ball between the keeper's legs.

Lock said: "I praised every one of the team. It was a very good team performance and the attitude was spot on.

"We just need to polish a few things. If we play like that for the rest of the season I will be very happy indeed.

"Ryan Trevett was my man of the match. He is only 17 but when he has got the ball he is so mature.

"When he has not got the ball he has got to work, but it was a very promising performance in the middle of the park."

 

Sherborne Town Reserves: James Smith, Chris Hedges, Ollie Pearson, Gary Offord, Sam Bowers, Tim Trevett, Jason Bond, Ryan Trevett, Dwayne Forshaw, Jordan Butler, Phil Ormrod. Subs: James Thompson, Jack Burnett, Matt Ward.