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@wtfcupdates squander two-goal lead against @Cinderford_Town #careless
IRRESPECTIVE of the identity of their opponents, Wimborne Town were kicking themselves after surrendering a two-goal lead. #careless
Posting regular updates to social network site Twitter, the Magpies press officer unwittingly listed Cirencester, rather than Cinderford, as their opponents.
The faux-pas caused much amusement as @wtfcupdates reported Billy Maybury’s opener and an own goal had put them 2-0 up against Cirencester.
Even @CirenTownFC got in on the act by responding “thanks for the update but we are actually playing at home. Think you need @Cinderford_Town”!
It had been an even contest until Maybury had shown all the qualities of a seasoned marksman to score his first goal for the club and break the deadlock in the 51st minute.
The left-back, who turned in an accomplished display, finished with an arrow-like strike low into the bottom corner after George Webb and James Stokoe had combined to fashion the chance.
GOAL 51 @wtfcupdates 1 (Maybury) @CirenTownFC 0 soon became GOAL 64 @wtfcupdates 2 (og) @CirenTownFC 0 after Greg Lewis had turned Patrick Wilson’s driven cross past his own goalkeeper.
Maybury had gone close to scoring in the first half when his effort had been clawed away by Cinderford goalkeeper Alex Harris, while a penalty appeal fell on deaf ears after Sam Griffin had been sent sprawling.
Wimborne also escaped after Maybury had appeared to handle in the penalty box a cross from Matt Barnes, while Shaun Brian’s header was well saved by Harris on the hour.
The introduction of substitute Andy Lewis swung the pendulum in the visitors’ favour, his header halving the deficit with 15 minutes remaining.
And with virtually the last kick of the game, the same player netted a sublime free-kick from the edge of the box to salvage a share of the spoils.
Referee Matt Lee showed leniency to Brian after he had hauled back Mike Whittington as the Cinderford man looked to go clear on goal, the Wimborne defender only booked.
However, Andy Lewis made them pay when he squeezed his precision strike into the bottom corner, an equaliser Magpies goalkeeper Dan Ackerman would have been disappointed to concede.
The Gloucestershire outfit’s jubilant celebrations capped a miserable eight days for Wimborne, their FA Cup exit at the hands of Hamworthy United the previous Saturday followed by defeat at Thatcham in midweek.
Magpies boss Steve Cuss said: “I feel for the players because they probably deserved the three points. You get spells like this throughout the season and things haven’t gone our way this week. You can either feel sorry for yourself and let it affect you or you can pick yourself up and go again. I know this squad will pick themselves up and we will be ready for next Saturday.”
Magpies: Ackerman, Arnold, Maybury, Costello, Brian, Blake, Griffin, Hubbard, Stokoe, Gamble (Wilson, 50), Webb. Unused subs: Whitley, Roast, Davidson, Harvell (g/k).
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