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Alternative Match Report - Wimborne Town

11 months ago By Jake Collinge

The following report of the Wimborne Town match has been prepared by Thame Boys U16 player, Felix Horner -

Thame United play the magpies (Wimborne Town).

Wimborne Town came into this FA trophy tie in 11th place in the West League. Wimborne have won 5 games, drawn 2 and lost 6 games out of 13. The last game they played (according to their website) was against Swindon Supermarine where they won 3-0.

The game started after the team rolled up in a huge club coach, they bought a few fans down and they were loaded with musical instruments such as a drum and didn’t stop singing from start to finish. The team from Bournemouth were wearing bright orange tops, white shorts and orange socks. The goalkeeper, number 1, also known as Gerald Benfield was wearing a purple top, white shorts and orange socks.
Thame United were wearing their home strip which was a red and black striped top, black shorts and red socks. The Thame goalkeeper was wearing his normal luminous green top with black shorts and socks. In form Lynton Goss number 8 was the star performer in this clash.
It starts off with a great decision from Ellis Hercules (the Thame captain and number 4) to switch sides, which you could say won the match as there was a blazing sun in Wimborne’s shot stoppers eyes. The whistle blew for the kick off but something didn’t seem right about the Wimborne 11.
The first half was a thriller starting from the off there was a few clatters including Thames tall number 9 (Ben Sturgess) but no foul was given which upset the home team. After a few wild and hopeful shots including one from Wimborne’s own number 8 (Luke Holmes) testing Thame goalkeeper Craig Hill who easily passed by lying on the ball. The first goal came very early in the first half exactly 11 minutes where the defender and the purple goalie had a misunderstanding then it was easy for the number 8 (Lynton Goss) to lob over the keeper bouncing into the red and black goal net, 1-0 to Thame.
The next goal came with a perfect 1-2 between Goss and (the number 10) Dan West which was almost was almost as elaborate as their handshake celebration to make it 2-0. The third goal came moments later when the goalie again made a mistake and found himself in no-man’s land where you guessed it, Goss was in the right place at the right time tap through the ponytail defenders legs and into the net. After Goss was running back to the centre circle he thanked the keeper to top the goal off. The team of Wimborne looked defeated.. Captain Scott Arnold was needed to boost the team up but all was heard was negativity.
You’d think Thame would take pity on Wimborne but there was no mercy to be seen as the defence wasn’t even trying as Goss could of walked past the blonde haired right back called Stephan Penny as the marking was so poor it was a smooth pass to West who made the goalie stretch at full length to save the shot but only could parry to the small Harry Mempham who squeezed the shot from a tight into an open net and was only celebrating so he could be in my report. Shouts of swear words did not help their case and neither did a bad challenge from Matt Oldring, as the referee disliked the ponytail on the defender he went straight into the book when he was awarded a yellow card! Thames right back was found in a dangerous position but made a hash of a chance when he got his feet muddled up and could not get the shot away. Nothing much happened in the second half (as the title said so) as I was guessing Thame did not want to concede a goal. Wimborne had most of the possession in the second half and did come close to scoring however it was cleared of the line and he also protested for a foul which was not given. Substitute Adam Morris had the only shot on target for Thame in the second which was deflected into the keeper’s arms.
When even the referee was getting bored he blew the whistle for full time the end score was 5-0 to Thame United.

Updated 22:55 - 30 Oct 2017 by Jake Collinge

Where next?

Oxfordshire Senior Cup United have been drawn at home to Heyford Athletic in the Third Round of the Oxfordshire Senior Cup.
FA Trophy Action at ASM Stadium United welcome Wimborne Town to the ASM Stadium on Saturday in the Buildbase FA Trophy, 3pm kick off.


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