Written by James Gray (@JGray1998)
Wimborne finally broke their winless run, and Southern Premier leaders Weymouth had to settle for a draw in this week’s non-league action.
Wimborne Town secured their first league win for nearly two months as they thrashed Kings Langley 5-0 at the Koolpak Stadium. A brace from Tobias Holmes, and goals from Luke Burbidge, Franklyn Clarke, and Curtis Young made sure the Magpies got only their second league win of the season. Victory sees Wimborne climb out of the relegation zone to 19th place in the Evo-stik Southern Premier South Division.
Poole Town also earned three points at home over the weekend, following their 1-0 win against Taunton Town. The Dolphins took the lead when Marvin Brooks struck in the 27th minute. Despite both teams being reduced to 10 men in the second half Poole managed to hold on and secure victory against the Peacocks. As a result of their win, Poole currently sit just two places outside the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Weymouth, who were league leaders heading into the weekend’s round of fixtures could only manage a draw away to Swindon Supermarine. The Marine took the lead against Weymouth in the 10th minute, through a Conor McDonagh strike. However, they conceded just before half-time when Calvin Brooks looped a header over the Swindon keeper. The score remained 1-1 at the final whistle and, despite dropping two points, Weymouth remain top of the Evo-stik Southern Premier South Division.
Dorchester Town, too, endured a frustrating afternoon as they were held 1-1 at home to Walton Casuals. The Magpies took the lead in the 38th minute when Luke Winsper got on the end of a rebound from a set-piece. The Magpies missed a number of presentable opportunities in the second half to increase the scoreline and were made to pay for their lack of cutting edge when Walton levelled the scores barely 10 minutes before full-time. The draw means Dorchester drop to 16th in the Evo-stik Southern Premier South Division.
Elsewhere, in the Wessex Premier Division Bournemouth FC thrashed Newquay 6-0 to move up to 11th in the league table.
Hamworthy United were 1-2 winners away to Shaftsbury, Sean Wright and Daniel Cann the scorers for the Hammers at the Cockrams.