Wimborne Town 1-0 Yate Town – Match Report

Wimborne 1-0 Yate

Wimborne Town 1 Yate Town 0
Baker (41)

On a wet autumn afternoon in Dorset, Yate Town put on a brave performance at high flying Wimborne Town but despite a strong finish were unable to find an equaliser following the only goal of the game by the home side just before half time.

Yate Town manager was forced to make changes from the emphatic win against Exmouth Town the previous Saturday with Joe Cattermole coming in at left back for Dan Dempsey and Finley Bell making his first start in place of Brandon Oputeri who was still suffering from a knock last week.

Yate Town created the first opportunity of the game with Callum Hutton testing Ross Flitney in the home goal from 25 yards. There were then few chances created but as the home side started to get on top Will Larvin made a great interception to prevent further danger and on 38 minutes the home side created panic in the visitor’s defence but the couple of chances created were not taken. However, three minutes later Wimborne struck following a corner, a Wimborne player’s header hit the bar and from the scramble that ensued Harry Baker headed the hosts in front.

With the rain lashing down in the second half Yate Town worked hard to get back into the game and despite putting Wimborne under pressure they just could not find a way through the stubborn home defence. Near the end Dylan Lewis won a free-kick on the edge of the area after a mazy run but the resultant effort came to nothing and finally, in added time, Ryan Hillier hit the post. Despite a solid performance the Bluebells could not find a way through and returned home empty handed with Wimborne now sitting proudly at the top of the table, in first place, in the Southern League Division One South.

Wimborne Town: Flitney, Hanger, Jackson, Walker, Cocklin, Neale, Carmichael, Bedford, Griffen, Baker, Munn

Yate Town: Sainsbury, Larvin, Cattermole, Anderson (McMillan 74), Parsons, Peck (Brown 66), Bell, J. Hall, Hillier, Hutton, (Oputeri 63) Lewis

Unused subs: Dempsey, Mullings

Bookings: Wimborne: Cocklin, Hanger, Munn, Flintney