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Non-league: Goals galore in Wimborne's five-star show
WIMBORNE again showed their hunger for goals as they put five past managerless Didcot Town at Cuthbury yesterday.
Boss Steve Cuss had five different names on the scoresheet with Jon Blake, Jamie Davidson, Matt Kemble, Billy Maybury and Shaun Brian all finding the net.
Wimborne went in at half-time with the scores level having twice fallen behind to goals from Didcot’s Pablo Haysham.
But Cuss, who was without the services of unavailable leading goalscorer Mark Gamble, was keen to praise an impressive showing after the break.
Cuss told the Daily Echo: “We came out in the second half and pretty much dominated from the first whistle.
“Standards slipped a little during the first half and they were probably two of the sloppiest goals we have given away all season. But fair play to the players, they showed real character to stay in it, even when things weren’t quite working for us.
“We said at half-time about getting a lot tighter and pressing the ball a lot earlier. We did that and won the ball back much quicker.”
Wimborne have now returned 31 goals from their 12 league games this season, with 13 of those coming in their past two home fixtures.
Cuss added: “Cuthbury is the place to see some goals at the moment. I’m delighted that we are scoring goals and the most pleasing thing is that they are being shared around.
“We had five different goal scorers and we look like we can score from all positions, so that is a real plus for us.”
The pick of the strikes came 10 minutes into the second half when frontman Kemble showed great technique to rifle the ball into the roof of the net and give Wimborne the lead after Didcot had failed to clear a corner.
Kemble then turned provider just after the hour when he flashed the ball across goal for full-back Billy Maybury to tap in from close range.
Defender Brian, whose first-half mix-up with Magpies goalkeeper Dan Ackerman had handed the lead back to the visitors, redeemed himself on 65 minutes with a headed effort to cap the victory.
Aidan Sainsbury also made his return in Wimborne colours for the final quarter of an hour, having re-signed from Newport IOW.
Planning for next Saturday’s trip to Cirencester, Cuss insisted his training will be for the Magpies to focus on their defensive duties.
“Cirencester have got a strong squad and that is going to be a really tough place to go,” said the Wimborne boss.
“We know we have to sharpen up a little bit defensively and get a few more clean sheets. That’s the priority at the moment.”
Magpies: Ackerman, Costello, Maybury, Wilson, Brian, Blake (Roast, 90), Davidson, Hubbard, Stokoe, Kemble (Sainsbury, 76), Griffin. Unused subs: Arnold, Harvell (g/k).
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