Home Match vs Parley Sports FC (DPL)


Wednesday 24 March 2010


Dorset Premier League 2009/10


Sherborne Town Reserves


2-5 (Home Defeat)


- kept on running

Match Report

Sherborne Town Reserves were left to rue a succession of defensive errors as Parley Sports capitalised to win 5-2.

Jason Lock's team gave themselves a mountain to climb, conceding twice in the first 20 minutes of the Dorset Premier League encounter.

The Raleigh Grove hosts clawed the game back to 2-2 before Parley pounced a further three times to secure the points.

Lock said: "Parley came out at us like a ton of bricks and we were not prepared for that.

"We did not start stringing passes together until we were 2-0 down. We had more of the possession in the second half, but could not score.

"It just proves that we have got to be more clinical in front of goal. If you take out the three mistakes the score flattered Parley a bit.

"Parley deserved to win but if we had cut out the mistakes we could have held on for a draw or snuck a win."

The visitors opened the scoring in the first five minutes before Sherborne failed to clear a free kick and keeper Matt Warren erred to gift a second.

Ian Jenkins' far post header gave the hosts a lifeline and Jordan Butler swept home Sean Westlake's run and cross from the right to equalise.

However, another keeper error and Parley's attacking endeavor saw them re-establish their two-goal advantage before half time.

The scoring was complete in the second half, when Warren felled an a Parley attacker in the penalty box and the spot kick was converted.

The Sherborne keeper escaped with a booking following the incident, with defender Matt Ward covering.

Lock said: "You cannot make mistakes at this level and it is not acceptable. We are too inconsistent and we have got to start putting results together.

"It is difficult because we do not have a consistent squad, but you can only play what is there in front of you.

"It is disappointing because I know the boys are better than that. We can score goals but we also concede too many.

"I believe that 50 per cent of those conceded are down to mistakes and we have got to cut them out.

"We were better than that and it will be interesting to see how we rectify that on Saturday against Poole Borough."

Sherborne Town Reserves: Matt Warren, Sean Westlake, Jason Bond, Matt Warren, Ollie Pearson, Sam Bowers, Dwayne Forshaw, Shane Case, Matt Rackham, Ian Jenkins, Jordan Butler. Subs: Kyle Chesterman, James Thompson, Tim Trevett, Lee Holt, Chris Hedges.