MANAGER Matty Holmes hailed Wimborne Town’s “excellent” second-half showing as they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Winchester City.

With the contest deadlocked 0-0 at half-time, goals from Matt Oldring, Stefan Penny and Toby Holmes meant Magpies recorded their seventh home victory of the season in Southern League West.

And the Cuthbury boss was full of praise for how his charges performed to return to third spot in the division.

He told the Daily Echo: “We were excellent in the second half.

“We moved the ball around really quickly to get the goals in awful conditions.

“When we do that we can cause a lot of teams problems.

“Winchester were a threat, they were a really good side and one of the best we have played this season.

“I think we just coped with the conditions in the second half better than they did.”

The triumph also brought up a half-century of league goals for Wimborne from 22 fixtures.

“It’s an exciting time for the club to watch the players play,” Holmes added.

“We will lose some games for sure with the way we play but at least we will entertain and work hard.”

Wimborne make the trip to promotion rivals Salisbury on New Year’s Day (3pm).