Away Match vs Parley Sports FC (MDPL)
Saturday 19 March 2011
Magna Dorset Premier League 2010/11
Sherborne Town Reserves
2-0 (Away Defeat)
Sherborne Town Reserves could still be at Parley Sports now and be unable to hit the net according to manager Jason Lock.
The Raleigh Grove outfit lost 2-0 in the Magna Dorset Premier League, suffering consecutive defeats thanks to a combination of abject finishing and impressive keeping.
Parley made the most of counterattacks and scant opportunities to earn three points to force Sherborne from the league's top six.
Lock said: "We dominated the play and they sat back, only hitting us on the break. It was a lovely pitch with lots of space but we did not take advantage of it.
"It did not matter if we stayed there all week, we would not have scored. There were a few chances for almost everyone, even me late on.
"The man of the match would have been their keeper. Parley deserved the win – they took their chances but we did not take ours again."
After absorbing Sherborne pressure where Stuart Sweatman could have drawn first blood in the opening exchanges, Sports broke the deadlock on 20 minutes, pouncing on Craig Dabinett's defensive error.
Instead of heading a hopeful long ball for a throw, he nodded across goal into the path of a grateful attacker. Parley rattled the crossbar soon after but were kept at bay by a Sherborne side keen to boss the game with attacking play.
However, a second breakaway goal after the interval sealed the points for the hosts, despite George Warr spurning a tricky one-on-one opportunity.
Lock, a late substitute, thought he had given his side a glimmer of hope with five minutes remaining, only to see his header tipped over the bar.
The boss said: "It was a disappointing result but we have got to look forward and move on. George missed a difficult chance and Craig has been our most consistent player this season, putting in eight out of ten performances every week."
Sherborne Town Reserves: Scott Vine, Sam Jarman, Craig Dabinett, Jon Ritchie, Paul Dalmasso, Sam Vine, Nathan Geary, Sam Bowers, George Warr, Stuart Sweatman, Tony Cunningham. Subs: Dwayne Forshaw, Aden Wills, Jason Lock.