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Sherborne Town 2 Warminster Town 0

The Warminster Town travelling fans looked forward to a good game at the league leaders, Sherborne Town. On a bright but windy Saturday afternoon, the game got underway. In the first half, both teams were evenly matched. The second half saw Warminster undone in the opening minutes from two set-pieces, and those goals were the only ones in the game. 2-0 to the home side and 3 points to increase their lead at the top of the table.

Both teams had opportunities to score in the opening 45 minutes. The visitors went close to scoring after five minutes when a Mortimer-Taylor free-kick flashed across the face of the Zebras goal. Five minutes later, an excellent pass from Wain on the left reached Johnson on the edge of the box on the right. Johnson shot and saw the ball fly over the Sherborne crossbar.

Warminster restricted the home side to few goal-scoring opportunities in the first half. However, that was undone right at the beginning of the second. Within two minutes of the restart, Sherborne was awarded a corner. Taken from the right, the ball was met by Josh Williams, who found himself unmarked with space to shoot. Warminster Town had switched off for a moment, which cost them dearly. 

Sherborne’s second goal was not long in coming. In the 50th minute, a free-kick and Josh Williams doubled his tally. Both sides had a few more chances to score, and at both ends, each of the goalkeepers had to pull off a very good save.

Team: Thomson, Pollock(s), Cockerill, Jeffery, Graham, Humphreys, Vincent(s), Mortimer-Taylor, Johnson, Wain(s), Bartley

Subs: (used) McKay, Gardner, Seviour

(unused) McFerran, Butler

Warminster Town 0 Sherborne Town 0

Following a poor performance on Saturday, a Wednesday evening kickoff against high-scoring Sherborne Town was an opportunity to put things right on the pitch for Warminster Town F.C.

Sherborne’s opening three games saw them win with two 6-1 victories and a 5-1 in their previous match at Wells City. With such results, indeed goals at Weymouth Street would be the order of the day? The game was thoroughly entertaining, but goals there were not, and a surprisingly a 0-0 draw was the result.

The kickoff saw a highly energised start from Warminster, to which Sherborne had to react quickly. The home side went close to scoring when Seviour’s shot went just over Sherborne’s crossbar. The visitors had a shot on target in the 39th minute saved by Thomson and gathered safely.

As in the opening 45 minutes, the second-half played with great intensity and excellent football. Lewis Graham’s free-kick (54) from around 25 yards went over the 4-man wall, and the keeper produced a good save by diving to his left.

Six minutes later, Warminster went very close with great work from McKay and, from the edge of the ‘D’, slid a pass to Miluk on his right running into the penalty area. Miluk’s shot was saved by the outstretched right arm of the keeper. The ball reached the feet of Seviour, and the keeper still down low by his post managed to pull off another fine save.

The Red & Blacks had other chances, too, with the closest falling to Connor McKay. On 80 minutes, Mckay shot from the left edge of the penalty area, flashing just over the bar by the far post.

Seconds before the final whistle, Sherborne had an opportunity only to watch the ball bounce off the crossbar.

In summary, although goalless, it was a highly entertaining game with a crowd of 152 and many watching on the YouTube livestream.

Team: Thompson, Bartley, Cockerill, Graham, Jeffery, Lisowski, Miluk*, Mortimer-Taylor, McKay*, Wain*, Seviour

Subs (Used) Humphrey, Johnson L, Gardner C
(Unused) De Silva

Warminster Town 0 Sherborne Town 2

Due to the bad weather, Warminster had not played since February 8th and now faced promotion-chasing Sherborne Town. The Zebras started the day in 5th place, just 3 points adrift of the league leaders Calne Town. On a sticky surface, both teams, for much of the game, matched each other with Sherborne eventually coming out as 2 – 0 winners. 

The visitors squandered a first-half opportunity to score when on 33 minutes a penalty was awarded. Williams took the penalty, striking the ball low and hard with keeper Crabtree rooted to the floor who watched the ball hit the post and the danger pass. 

The Red & Blacks had a number of first-half opportunities but failed to capitalise on them, a notable one in the 13th minute when debutant Dalitso Mandson found himself one on one with the keeper. Beale in goal for Sherborne did well to get his feet to it and snuff out the danger. The keeper was outstanding for the visitors in reading the game well and coming out to meet the home side’s attacking players and clear the ball. Halftime 0 – 0. 

Early in the second half (52), Allen for Warminster also had a one on one with the keeper but again Beale proved to be a barrier. 5 minutes later Allen pressured the keeper to clear the ball. Beale miss kicked it, and Allen picked up the ball again, but his shot was saved by Beale diving to his right. Minutes later Allen forced yet another save. 

Sherborne’s opener came in the 63rd minute, a ball in from the right found the head of number 9, Herrin, and with a looping header found the top right corner. With just over 10 minutes to go, Warminster’s captain was sin-binned leaving 10 men on the pitch, he did return though for the final few minutes. In additional time, The Zebras doubled their tally with an easy tap in goal scored by Sam Farthing. 

After the game, Warminster’s manager, Andy Crabtree had this to say. “Obviously disappointed with the 2-0 defeat .. anyone who watched the game will know we were a little unlucky. Goals win games and had we taken our chances the outcome could and should have been very different. But we didn’t and paid the price. I can’t be too critical of our performance as we did enough to gain at least a point. 

The first goal was a tremendous header by their striker and the 2nd came as a result of us chasing the game and getting caught on the break late on. We’ll play a lot worse a win and I’m confident we will see an upturn in fortunes in the near future.”

Team: Crabtree, McFerran H, Jeffrey, Graham, De Silva*, Lisowski, Miluk, Pawley, Madson*, Allen, Barnes*, 

Subs (*used) Shanley*, Curtis*, McFerran O*, Ball

Sherborne Town 0 – Warminster Town 3

Warminster’s only league wins of the season have been on the road and a trip to Sherborne Town was likely to be a tough fixture. Once again though, the Red & Blacks rose to the away challenge and won the game 0 – 3.

The opening moments of the game showed that Sherborne aka The Zebras would be no push-over and the early chances fell to them, chances which could have easily turned to goals in the opening few minutes. The home team, especially in the first half put Warminster under pressure and were very good at keeping possession of the ball. 

Warminster’s first goal came in the 10th minute when Jack Miluk found himself in space on the right side. Miluk crossed the ball into the box which was met by James Vincent bursting into the area to plant the ball firmly in the back of the net.

The Zebras proved to be very dangerous during this game with some slick passing and one-twos around the Warminster penalty area but with good defending managed to keep the ball out of the net. The back four was changed today, Lewis Graham and Henry McFerran were out and in came Jordan de Silva (back from injury) and Stewart Lisowski who got his first start for a while. The lads voted Lisowski ‘man of the match’ for the effort he put in on the pitch to keep that clean sheet.

The second half saw Warminster produce some better-attacking football. Very early in the half Warminster created several chances forcing the keeper to make several good saves. The second goal (54th minute) came when keeper Nathan Ball threw the ball to George Butler who ran down the left, cut along the edge of the box, back-heeled the ball to Charlie Walton who took on the defender in the box and fired home right-footed into the right corner. A very well-worked goal.

Sherborne continued to press the visitors and Warminster had to defend long and hard and sit deep with the intention of catching the home side out on the break. In the 73rd minute, Butler missed an absolute sitter, somehow managing to miss from a few yards out. The good news though for him would be that he would go on to score. This followed a triple substitution by the Zebras in the 77th minute. Immediately as play resumed, Jack Miluk ran the ball down the right and crossed to Butler who at the edge of the ‘D’ made no mistake with a left-footed shot past the advancing keeper to make amends for his miss. 

The travelling supporters went home happy after watching a dogged performance from the Red & Blacks and now look forward to welcoming Bristol Telephones for an unusually late kickoff on Saturday, October 5th at 7:45 pm as it is “Ground-Hopper Day”.  

Team: Ball, Baggs, Barnes, De Silva, Lisowski, Miluk*, Mortimer-Taylor, Walton, Vincent*, Butler, Shanley

Subs (used*) Fletcher*, Chenery-Bowden*, McFerran