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Wednesday 18 August 2010
Magna Dorset Premier League 2010/11
Sherborne Town Reserves
2-0 (Home Win)
The "perfect" start to the second half set up Sherborne Town Reserves for a comfortable 2-0 victory against Sturminster Newton United.
A bumper crowd at Raleigh Grove saw Paul Dalmasso and Lee Clark strike minutes after the interval to ensure the hosts claimed another well-deserved three points in the Magna Dorset Premier League.
After taking ten minutes to settle, Sherborne dominated proceedings and manager Jason Lock believed his team could easily have scored more.
"We should have been three or four up in the first half hour," he said. "We played very well, we dominated the game and keeper Jamie Cross only had the basic saves to make.
"We totally dominated the first half and how we went in at 0-0 is beggar's belief. We kept the ball well and managed to pass it around on a bobbly surface.
"We did not argue with the referee and when we just knuckle down and play football we are capable of playing some great stuff."
Shane Adcock-Case and Dwayne Forshaw both missed good chances after doing all the hard work in the first half, before Sherborne stepped up a gear immediately after the restart.
With 48 minutes on the clock the home team earned a corner. Dalmasso ghosted in with a late and long run at the far post to head past the keeper for his second goal in as many games.
Almost 15 minutes later and the game was put beyond doubt with a goal worthy of Sherborne's performance. Tony Cunningham held up play near the halfway line before beating his man.
His diagonal ball was inch-perfect for Clark in the penalty box, who took a touch before curling the ball beyond the Cherries' keeper.
"It was an encouraging result and I am delighted we got another three points," said Lock. "Sam Vine was outstanding. He got battered in midfield but won the ball and played it easy.
"Paul Dalmasso was not far behind him either, with his work down the right. Richard Parkinson got through more minutes and we are extending his time on the pitch by the game, which is encouraging.
"Kyle Chesterman came on and injected some pace down the left. He looks sharp and everything he does at the moment looks good. He is only coming on, doing short bursts, but what he does he does so well."
Sherborne Town Reserves: Jamie Cross, Nathan Geary, Matt Ward, Lee Clark, Ciaran Levet, Paul Dalmasso, Shane Adcock-Case, Sam Vine, Richard Parkinson, Tony Cunningham, Dwayne Forshaw. Subs: James Thompson, Sam Bowers, Kyle Chesterman, Marc Smith, Jack Burnett.