Away Match vs Parley Sports FC (DPL)


Saturday 6 March 2010


Dorset Premier League 2009/10


Sherborne Town Reserves


0-3 (Away Win)


Phil Ormrod - a hard-working performance

Match Report

Jason Lock may have taken a strong squad of the season to Parley Sports, but it was Sherborne Town Reserves’ versatility that earned three points.

Four days after the first team kept their first clean sheet of the season, the Reserves followed suit in the Dorset Premier League, winning by a 3-0 margin.

Eight of Lock’s starting eleven had played in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division this campaign, but many were out of position.

Matt Warren made his debut for Sherborne in goal, while attacker Dwayne Forshaw played at right back.

Usual striker Phil Ormrod played in the centre of midfield and full back Sam Bowers partnered Ian Jenkins in attack.

Lock said: “Parley are a very good side and I am over the moon with our response because after losing to Hamworthy United Reserves we needed to pull something out of the bag.

“We had a fairly strong team with first team experience, but there were a lot of players out of position.

“It was very good that we got the result and shows the ability of the whole squad.”

Sherborne took the lead after 15 minutes against the run of play when Ross Plain broke down the right.

His pass fell to Tim Trevett who hit the back of the net with a calm and measured finish.

Parley battled back and had a ‘goal’ disallowed for offside minutes before half time. Lock said: “To be fair, the first half was an evenly-contested battle.

“We came out for the second half and it continued much the same. We defended a bit deeper but always looked dangerous on the break.”

And it was this pressure on the counter-attack that resulted in Sherborne’s second when a flowing move created an opportunity for Ormrod.

The fit-again forward had his initial shot saved, before making no mistake with the rebound.

Two soon became three when Plain was brought down on the edge of the six yard box and Ormrod converted from the spot.

Lock said: “Matt Warren looks a very accomplished keeper and he seemed to fit in quickly. Dwayne played at right back and did a superb job.

“Matt Ward put in a no-nonsense display and it was his best performance for us, no doubt about it.

“I am extremely pleased because it is a clean sheet and that was our first of the season.

“To win 3-0 away from home is very pleasing, we did very well and long may it continue.”

Sherborne Town Reserves: Matt Warren, Dwayne Forshaw, Ollie Pearson, Matt Ward, Kyle Chesterman, Tim Trevett, Phil Ormord, Jordan Butler, Ross Plain, Ian Jenkins, Sam Bowers. Subs: Chris Cowley, Lee Holt, James Thompson.