WIMBORNE Town bounced back to winning ways in emphatic fashion as Jack Lovell’s hat-trick led the way in a 4-2 win over Willand Rovers.

After opening scores on 16 minutes, Lovell doubled his money minutes into the second period.

Lewis Beale got in on the act, before the away side threatened a grandstand finish after pulling two goals back via Owen Howe and Charlie Wright.

However, Lovell made sure of the result on 83 minutes, completing his hat-trick in the process.


Boss Tim Sills made two changes to the side defeated by title rivals Cribbs last time out, Sam Roberts and the aforementioned Lovell drafted in at the expense of Billy Walker and Harry Baker respectively.

The hosts led early on, as Lovell was on hand to jump highest and turn home Oakley Hanger’s cross from out wide.

Shortly after Harry Morgan went close, his effort cleared off the line by Ryan Guppy.

Heading into the break, Magpies remained in the ascendency, but were unable to find a second.

They required just six second half minutes to find another goal.


Lovell took advantage of a mix-up between Willand keeper George Burton and his defenders, stealing in to poke home into an empty net.

By the hour mark, it was three.


Matty Neale's corner was initially headed goalwards by Sam Roberts, only for the effort to be blocked on the line.

Beale was well placed to smash home the rebound, leaving many to feel the game was effectively over.

The away side did not get the memo, threatening a comeback when Howe pulled one back.

Substitute Wright had beaten Ross Flitney in the Wimborne goal, only for his effort to fly back off the post.

However, Howe was first to the loose ball, the striker turning it home.

rifled it home from close-range.

On 79 minutes Willand would have another, Wright rounding off the counter.

But fears of dropped points from a winning position were quelled when Lovell completed his hat-trick seven minutes from time.

Magpies: Flitney; Hanger (Scorey, 64), Roberts, Cocklin, Jackson, Neale (Satterley, 71), Morgan, Griffin, Beale, Munn (Baker, 85), Lovell.

Unused subs: Johnston, Walker.