Killick makes league bet boast as Wimborne claim cup bragging rights

EX-FACTOR: Former Poole striker Steve Smith celebrates his goal last night. Picture: Charlotte Sprake

EX-FACTOR: Former Poole striker Steve Smith celebrates his goal last night. Picture: Charlotte Sprake

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

WIMBORNE Town finally laid claim to the Dorset bragging rights – even if their victory over 10-man Poole Town failed to silence Dolphins boss Tom Killick.

Poole old boys Micky Hubbard (two) and Steve Smith were both on target as the Magpies eased into the third round of the Southern League Cup with a 3-0 win at Cuthbury last night.

Hubbard paved the way for Wimborne’s first triumph over Poole for more than three years when he opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Will Spetch had seen red for a professional foul.

Spetch was sent packing by referee Martin Bloor after hauling down Jamie Davidson in the 17th minute before injury-time strikes from Hubbard and Smith somewhat flattered the scoreline.

The hosts’ raucous post-match celebrations included chanting mocking jibes outside the Poole dressing room, while a page from yesterday’s Daily Echo was pinned on the Wimborne changing room door. Their actions were in response to Killick’s pre-match comments when the Poole boss had said no player in the Wimborne squad would improve his team.

Some Wimborne players have been dining out for weeks on the suggestion from one Dolphins supporter that they are nothing more than Poole Town’s reserves.

Magpies skipper Scott Arnold told the Daily Echo: “We were so determined to win, especially after what Tom had said in the paper. I posted it on the changing room wall before the game and that did our team-talk. I don’t know why he does it, it is unbelievable.”

However, despite seeing his team suffer a heavy and somewhat humiliating defeat, Killick added further fuel to the fire when he conducted a post-match interview with Hot Radio.

He said: “I stand by my comments. I was asked a question "would I have any Wimborne players in my starting 11?" The answer was no and is still.

"If anyone in the Wimborne changing room wants to have a wager with me on which team will finish higher in the league, I will take all bets.

"Surely the assessment for which is the best team will come in May when we look at the league table. If they are above us, they can come and prance up and down outside our changing room and bang on the door. If they are below us, perhaps they should just keep quiet and try to get a bit better."

Killick said he had “no complaints” with Spetch’s dismissal, with Hubbard netting the spot kick despite the best efforts of Poole goalkeeper Nick Hutchings to save.

A largely uneventful contest was put to bed by Wimborne in the closing stages when Hubbard squeezed a free-kick past Hutchings and substitute Smith finished with aplomb to complete the scoring.

Several Wimborne players have taken to Twitter to post comments on the running feud, while ex-Poole Town striker Charlie Austin, now with Championship club Burnley, has also joined the debate.

Magpies: Harvell, Arnold, Cole, Costello, Peprah-Annan, Blake, Gill (Sainsbury, 77), Hubbard, Jeffes (Smith, 80), Davidson (Kemble, 85), Webb. Unused subs: Roast, Ackerman (g/k).

Dolphins: Hutchings, Baines (Sturgess, 88), Spetch, Emmerson, Walker, Collier (Richardson, 36), Wilson (Lammali, 66), Devlin, Byerley, Preston, Brooks. Unused subs: Clarke, Brown (g/k).

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4:32pm Thu 22 Nov 12

youarejoking says...

Get over yourselves Wimborne, you played against 10 men and scored 2 injury time goals.
Get over yourselves Wimborne, you played against 10 men and scored 2 injury time goals. youarejoking
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7:20pm Thu 22 Nov 12

blackandwhite says...

You are joking aren't you. I didnt realise that it mattered when you scored the goals. In any case if you cheat badly you get sent off. You have to play to the rules to win.Tom Killick shouldn't have dissed the whole Wimborne team like he did in the Echo before the game. That was the perfect team talk for Wimborne - Steve Cuss didn't have to say anything. Also it seems , judging by the comments he made after the game, that Killick isn't a gracious loser and hasn't learned by his mistakes. Take it on the chin and get over it.
You are joking aren't you. I didnt realise that it mattered when you scored the goals. In any case if you cheat badly you get sent off. You have to play to the rules to win.Tom Killick shouldn't have dissed the whole Wimborne team like he did in the Echo before the game. That was the perfect team talk for Wimborne - Steve Cuss didn't have to say anything. Also it seems , judging by the comments he made after the game, that Killick isn't a gracious loser and hasn't learned by his mistakes. Take it on the chin and get over it. blackandwhite
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7:58pm Thu 22 Nov 12

billy the new kid says...

Tommy remember when you played under **** this was his tactics only he did it to the supposedly better sides and it always unsettled them and fired you lot up i can remember a colleague of yours bringing a christchurch side to wimborne who the magpies were slaughtering pre match and guess what The Priory turned them over they didnt need a team talk as wimborne didnt last night please button it Tom if you want to put the boot in pre match just let Taffy give them the Taff Stare thatl do the trick
Tommy remember when you played under **** this was his tactics only he did it to the supposedly better sides and it always unsettled them and fired you lot up i can remember a colleague of yours bringing a christchurch side to wimborne who the magpies were slaughtering pre match and guess what The Priory turned them over they didnt need a team talk as wimborne didnt last night please button it Tom if you want to put the boot in pre match just let Taffy give them the Taff Stare thatl do the trick billy the new kid
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8:35pm Thu 22 Nov 12

hammer83 says...

Poole Town - Professional set up
Wimborne - Mickey Mouse
Look at last year and this year........
Only one club going forward.

Oh, good luck in the mickey mouse cup as well
Poole Town - Professional set up Wimborne - Mickey Mouse Look at last year and this year........ Only one club going forward. Oh, good luck in the mickey mouse cup as well hammer83
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9:17pm Thu 22 Nov 12

youarejoking says...

No im not joking, as for your forward hehandballed in area before falling over! Wimborne players falling over, calling for everything, didnt like tackles, whinging all time especially your no.10 or was it 9, oh now it was all of them. enjoy your mid table mediocrity!! lmfao
No im not joking, as for your forward hehandballed in area before falling over! Wimborne players falling over, calling for everything, didnt like tackles, whinging all time especially your no.10 or was it 9, oh now it was all of them. enjoy your mid table mediocrity!! lmfao youarejoking
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9:53pm Thu 22 Nov 12

cheeriedriteup says...

youarejoking wrote:
No im not joking, as for your forward hehandballed in area before falling over! Wimborne players falling over, calling for everything, didnt like tackles, whinging all time especially your no.10 or was it 9, oh now it was all of them. enjoy your mid table mediocrity!! lmfao
I think the FACT that Poole Town owns fans were taking the mick because Poole only had three shots all game says it all, why complain about the penalty, there should have been one 4 minutes before then and your player would have stayed on the pitch so you yielded your Karma on the night. Look at where WTFC were last year compared to now, there is only one team going in the right direction.
[quote][p][bold]youarejoking[/bold] wrote: No im not joking, as for your forward hehandballed in area before falling over! Wimborne players falling over, calling for everything, didnt like tackles, whinging all time especially your no.10 or was it 9, oh now it was all of them. enjoy your mid table mediocrity!! lmfao[/p][/quote]I think the FACT that Poole Town owns fans were taking the mick because Poole only had three shots all game says it all, why complain about the penalty, there should have been one 4 minutes before then and your player would have stayed on the pitch so you yielded your Karma on the night. Look at where WTFC were last year compared to now, there is only one team going in the right direction. cheeriedriteup
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10:06pm Thu 22 Nov 12

youarejoking says...

Only one team going in right direction, er yeh if you say so, midtable for wimborne much better for you!
Only one team going in right direction, er yeh if you say so, midtable for wimborne much better for you! youarejoking
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10:09pm Thu 22 Nov 12

billy the new kid says...

Wimborne was once a mans club run by men and players who put it in Men like Ron Dinmore Brian Maidment Ken Holloway etc etc and the inimitable Roger Knott No 1 supporter. The Players The like are rarely seen today Trevor Ames Nicky Bridle Stroller Mark Allan our own Tommy Killick Taffy Richardson The best goalkeeper in all non league Footy Kevin Leonard Andy Tapplin and little Dommy Barratt plus plus real players , if The Wimborne today had anything like those lads plus a manager in the mould of Alex P or K Mulkearn with Directors mentioned above then they would have something to shout about, last nights result should read Tommy Killick 3 Poole Town 0 get wise Tommy .
Wimborne was once a mans club run by men and players who put it in Men like Ron Dinmore Brian Maidment Ken Holloway etc etc and the inimitable Roger Knott No 1 supporter. The Players The like are rarely seen today Trevor Ames Nicky Bridle Stroller Mark Allan our own Tommy Killick Taffy Richardson The best goalkeeper in all non league Footy Kevin Leonard Andy Tapplin and little Dommy Barratt plus plus real players , if The Wimborne today had anything like those lads plus a manager in the mould of Alex P or K Mulkearn with Directors mentioned above then they would have something to shout about, last nights result should read Tommy Killick 3 Poole Town 0 get wise Tommy . billy the new kid
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11:35am Fri 23 Nov 12

spurs says...

What a lot of hot air spoken, TK was asked a series of questions prior to the game in a press interview, should he have said I wish I had player X,Y,Z from Wimborne??
He answered honestly. as he always does, thats why the Press love him
Wimborne or Poole did not play well, Wimborne won, well done now move on, enjoy your Trip to Leamington or where ever in the next round no prize money and many teams do their best to get out of this comp ASAP, hence the rule about you must play at least 7 from your previous Teamsheet was brought in, all this has done has fueled the next game between the two sides in Dec, and poss put a couple of extra people on the gate, I am pretty sure PTFC wont loose by 3 in a match that means something.
Well done Wimborne enjoy it while you can
What a lot of hot air spoken, TK was asked a series of questions prior to the game in a press interview, should he have said I wish I had player X,Y,Z from Wimborne?? He answered honestly. as he always does, thats why the Press love him Wimborne or Poole did not play well, Wimborne won, well done now move on, enjoy your Trip to Leamington or where ever in the next round no prize money and many teams do their best to get out of this comp ASAP, hence the rule about you must play at least 7 from your previous Teamsheet was brought in, all this has done has fueled the next game between the two sides in Dec, and poss put a couple of extra people on the gate, I am pretty sure PTFC wont loose by 3 in a match that means something. Well done Wimborne enjoy it while you can spurs
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10:32am Sun 25 Nov 12

moorsman70 says...

blimey a y.. ahem spurs fan speaking sense
blimey a y.. ahem spurs fan speaking sense moorsman70
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8:58pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Moreton Magpie says...

"Dorset bragging rights".... Lulz.
"Dorset bragging rights".... Lulz. Moreton Magpie
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