BOSS Matty Holmes believes Wimborne Town’s unbeaten league record against champions Taunton this season indicates how much his side have developed.

Magpies gave the Somerset outfit, who have already wrapped up the Southern League West title, a guard of honour before kick-off at Cuthbury.

A dazzling 30-yard strike from Peacocks full-back Nuno Felix earned the visitors the advantage on 20 minutes.

But Magpies defender Matt Oldring headed in nine minutes later to make it 1-1 and earn Wimborne their second point this season against the champions – the teams having drawn 3-3 at Taunton last month.

Taunton have not lost away from home in the league all season and are now 30 games unbeaten. Holmes told the Daily Echo: “Taunton deserved to have a guard of honour. They have been immense, especially away from home.

“But it is two games we have now played against the champions and we have not been beaten and it could have been different if we had taken our chances in the first half.

“Their strike was a bit of a worldie and we were disappointed with that but the lads regrouped and we kept playing our football. I was delighted with their response.

“In the first half we played what was probably our best football for a long time. We passed and moved and caused them all sorts of problems. I think anyone watching, even their fans, could see we were the better football team in moving the ball and creating chances. They gave us huge respect at the end saying what a good team we were as well.”

The draw left Magpies fourth in the division, still in the play-off places with three points separating them and eighth-place Cirencester Town.

The Cuthbury boss added: “We are in the driving seat and teams have to leapfrog us. If we lose all our games they still have to win.

“If we win one or two it puts more pressure on them to keep winning, which is tough at this time of the season.”

Magpies: Benfield, Maybury, Walker (Cole, 90), Davidson, Oldring, Kellaway, Stokoe, L Holmes, T Holmes, Burbidge, Lovell. Unused subs: Bayston, Penny, Walsh (g/k).