DANNY Holmes revealed an impromptu penalty competition in training helped Wimborne Town to victory over Beaconsfield.

The Magpies made it back-to-back league wins with a 4-0 thumping of the Southern League South’s bottom side thanks to a Tony Lee brace, full-back Stefan Penny’s spot kick and late Luke Burbidge strike.

That victory came just seven days after Holmes’ first game in charge of the club ended in a 2-1 defeat at Truro City in the FA Cup where Lee saw a stoppage-time penalty saved.

And Holmes used this week’s training session to brush up on his side's technique from 12 yards.

He told Radio Wimborne: “We had a 15-minute session on Thursday. I took the defence and Stokesy (James Stokoe) took six lads to do penalties believe it or not.

“It was a bit of a bizarre case, but if you look at last year and this year, and it’s nothing against Tony because it was a great save the other week, but in recent years we’ve missed penalties in abundance.

“We thought we’d do a little challenge. I thought we probably won’t get a penalty and lo and behold we get a penalty and Stef in the session put a few away so we’ve made the decision to let him be the penalty taker at the moment.

“It shows a bit of repetition and a bit of work in training can set you up in good stead. He took it well and put it away nicely.”

Holmes added: “You’ve got to have a lot of bottle and a good nerve set to take penalties.

“I certainly didn’t like taking them when I was a player, I’d be right at the back of the queue!”

Victory lifts Wimborne up to 15th in the table having also put four goals past Walton Casuals in their last league outing.

Discussing the display against Beaconsfield, Holmes said: “I think it was a great performance.

“They’re near the bottom but you’ve got to earn the right to make them look that way. But there’s no teams that are an easy pushover at this level, you’re here for a reason.

“I think if we took them lightly, they would’ve caused us a few more problems.

“But because they threw so many numbers forward it allowed us to catch them on the counter-attack. There was a bit of chess games going on there with the staff and us and the players. What we have got this year is we’ve got power and pace on the counter-attack.

“We were a threat, especially in that final third.”

Wimborne: Plain, Penny, Maybury, Davidson, Poole, Pettefer (Doe, 68), Young (Stokoe, 82), Clarke, Lee (Roberts, 84), Burbidge, Bayston.

Unused subs: Buck, Walsh (g/k).