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