Home Match vs Cranborne FC (MDPL)
Saturday 29 January 2011
Magna Dorset Premier League 2010/11
Sherborne Town Reserves
2-1 (Home Win)
Sherborne Town Reserves manager Jason Lock paid tribute to his team's character after the ten-man hosts held on for victory against Cranborne.
The Raleigh Grove outfit had to play more than 70 minutes without midfielder Nathan Geary after he received a controversial red card.
However, goals from George Warr and Sam Vine ensured Town led at the interval and had done enough in front of goal to register victory in the Magna Dorset Premier League.
Lock said: "Down to ten men we had our backs to the wall for quite a bit of the game. We took a lead that I thought we deserved and then dug in to defend resolutely.
"In the second half we showed that we have got a lot of character and spirit and if anyone was going to score it was us, but we did not take our chances."
Geary was sent for an early bath on 18 minutes after dispossessing an opponent with a challenge for the side, thinking he had earned a throw.
However, the attacker's stumble and fall following the tackle was deemed by the referee to be a foul and the denial of a goal-scoring opportunity.
Five minutes later and Sherborne drew first blood against the MDPL's bottom side thanks to strong work from Aden Wills on the right.
The recalled midfielder found Warr at the near post, who scored at the second time of asking to take his tally to five goals in as many games.
But the advantage did not last long as defender Jason Bond diverted a wayward shot into his own net after the Cranborne left winger had beaten Paul Dalmasso.
A flowing move allowed Sherborne to regain the lead shortly before half time as Wills and Sam Jarman played a neat one-two, crossing for Sam Vine to score with a first-time effort.
Despite exacting considerable pressure Cranborne were unable to find a way back into the game after the break, finding keeper Scott Vine in solid form.
The Cranes best chance came on 81 minutes when a counter-attack resulted in a shot that missed the target.
Lock said: "We defended brilliantly and there were some outstanding individual performances. It was my intention to give some players a rest and the ones that came in did very well.
"Aden did well on the right, Sam Vine never stopped running and Lee Clark was on his toes, looking really fresh. I am over the moon and we made up for last week (2-2 draw with Chickerell United)."
Sherborne Town Reserves: Scott Vine, Paul Dalmasso, Lee Clark, Jason Bond, Nathan Geary, Aden Wills, Jordan Butler, Shane Adcock Case, Sam Vine, George Warr, Sam Jarman. Subs: Craig Dabinett, Neil Budden, Tony Cunningham, Sam Bowers, Stuart Sweatman.