BOSS Matty Holmes insisted Wimborne Town's quality had shone through as they surged to a 3-1 victory over struggling Mangotsfield United.

Magpies recorded their third win on the bounce in Southern League West thanks to goals from Luke Burbidge, Sam Bayston and James Stokoe at Cuthbury on Saturday.

Victory saw them continue their winning run in November, having now scored 10 times in the league during the month.

Boss Holmes told the Daily Echo: “It was a wonderful performance all-round.

“Mangotsfield worked very hard. They scrapped and fought and we matched them for the first half-an-hour.

“Then, we got the goal and it took the sting out of them. We did a very professional job and I was really pleased for the boys.”

After a quiet opening against United, who are yet to win away from home in the league this season, Holmes’s team suddenly sprung to life.

Some classy build-up play from the hosts allowed them to take the lead on the half-hour mark.

With Stokoe, Bayston and Toby Holmes all initially involved, winger Burbidge rifled home a well-struck volley from 12 yards to open the scoring.

Magpies continued to create chances and got their second goal on 57 minutes when Toby Holmes’s through ball found Bayston, who made no mistake in doubling his side’s advantage.

And three points for Magpies were then secured from the penalty spot.

Stokoe converted from 12 yards after Burbidge had been brought down in the area.

Mangotsfield’s Ed Weeks headed home from a free-kick late on to give his side a consolation but it was not to take the gloss of what was an impressive home showing from Wimborne.

“We played some lovely football and created some fabulous chances. Their goalkeeper made two unbelievable point-blank saves,” added boss Holmes.

“I was really pleased that we created the opportunities and finished them off.

“Sam Bayston came in on the left and did very well. He got himself a goal and I was pleased for him.

“Scott Arnold came in and did his usual role as skipper. He did a good job to get the boys organised.

“Luke Burbidge again cause problems and Stokesy was great holding up the ball – I could not fault any of them. They all did their jobs and proved their quality in the end.”

Victory took Magpies to seventh in the table with 26 points from their opening 16 games.

Wimborne will look to make it four league wins on the trot when they visit Slimbridge on Saturday.

They then host Dorchester Town in the last eight of the Dorset Senior Cup on Tuesday, November 28.

Magpies: Benfield, Lovell (Penny, 73), Cole, Davidson, Arnold, Kellaway (Francis, 75), Stokoe, Maybury, T Holmes (Bradley, 83), Burbidge, Bayston. Unused Sub: Walsh.