MERLEY Cobham Sports made it a flawless four wins from as many games with a 2-0 home victory over Bournemouth Sports in the Dorset Premier League Supplementary Cup, writes Ian Gilmartin.

Fixtures are coming thick and fast for Cobham at present, with their involvement in the Group A of the league’s cup competition and Dorset Senior Trophy.

Cobham made several changes from the side that qualified for the semi-final of Senior Trophy at the weekend and it did not take them long to get off the mark against Bournemouth Sports.

Player-manager Matt Groves scored in the first minute to put Cobham one up.

After the fast start, the game settled into a more competitive rhythm and both sides had chances.

Cobham were the most dominant and should have added to their tally but the score remained at 1-0 at the interval.

The hosts were struggling to overcome Bournemouth Sports’s offside trap but began to dominate proceedings.

Any threat on the counter from the away side was capably dealt with by the Cobham back four, in which Nathan Walker and Jamie Moores excelled.

Changes made by Cobham saw them begin to dictate the game in midfield and the pressure told when they were awarded a penalty in the 73rd minute.

Nathan Saxby made no mistake from the spot to make the score 2-0.

Bournemouth Sports’s legs began to look heavy in the last 15 minutes and Cobham produced a series of attacks but could not add to their score as they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.

Elswhere in Group A, Holt United were beaten 3-0 at home by Shaftesbury Town reserves and Gillingham Town kept up their perfect record with a 1-0 win against Sturminster Newton United.

Cobham’s next test comes against Poole Borough at Turlin Moor in the Senior Trophy semi-final on Saturday.