FA Vase match report

Monday 26th September 2016


On the back of several heavy league defeats Sherborne Town had a break from their league campaign and travelled to the Isle of Wight to play East Cowes Victoria in the FA Vase.

This was the first time Sherborne Town had played on the Island. Their opponents who have the distinction of being the longest registered football club name with the FA “East Cowes Victoria Athletic Football Club”.

Sherborne started well, and quickly settled into the game allowing the hosts very little possession. Jake Wolfe intercepted a back pass after 10 minutes but his shot hit the side-netting, a minute later the lively young striker Leighton Thomas had a header which went over the crossbar. The deadlock was broken after 14 minutes when Thomas latched onto a pass and rounded the keeper to score, the same player almost made it two but his shot was well saved by James Green in the “Vic’s” goal.  

The home team were reduced to long shots towards the end of the half as Sherborne defended stoutly with Kris Hastings and Nick Jacobs dominate

The visitors started the half brightly and continued to attack the “Vic’s” rearguard; good work from Jordan Fletcher down the left side nearly produced a goal for the tireless Sam Farthing. Lee Clark started to find more room in midfield and dictated play. Leighton Thomas forced a good save again from Green after 55 minutes.

Sherborne`s second goal came on the hour as Fletcher crosses for Thomas to double his tally, to the relief of the travelling supporters not to mention the Sherborne technical area!

Not to be outdone, Jake Wolfe rounded the keeper to put the tie out of reach of the Islanders after 65 minutes. Jake scored again in the 72nd minute when his shot squirmed under the goalkeeper.

Goal scorers Jake Wolfe and Leighton Thomas

A very welcomed win which hopefully will lift the teams spirits as they travel to Clevedon Town this Saturday.