10 man Wimborne hold Farm to a goalless draw in a fiery game at The BS3 Services Stadium, writes Jack Davies.
Ben Bament had scored 3 in the 2 games since his return and had the games first chance. Ashley Wells could only glance a defensive header wide and Bament’s shot on the swivel was well saved by Shane Murphy. The big keeper was involved again minutes later as he was thrilled to see George Fowler’s deflected shot spin directly into his arms. Wimborne settled down and almost took the lead after 20 minutes. Oakley Hanger’s deep cross was set to land on the head of Lewis Beale but Aron Robbins did superbly to divert the ball out for a corner. The games flash point came 10 minutes before the break. A reckless late tackle by Connal Morrison left Mason Winter in a heap and left the referee little option but to send the Wimborne defender for an early shower. Farm were pushing hard before the break but couldn’t quite breakthrough. Harry Lucas sent the best chance of the half wide before Jayden Nielsen forced another smart save by Murphy in injury time.
Wimborne rallied well after the break and grew into the game even more than they did with 11 men. Beale and Bedford combined well, forcing a low save from Farm stopper Ben John. Farm were being left frustrated by a stubborn Wimborne who were defending their more direct approach well and could only muster one real chance of note in the second half. Josh Ford reacted quickest to some penalty box pinball following a corner but lashed just wide. Wimborne had a couple of late half chances for an almighty smash and grab. Substitute Dan Bartlett saw his effort parried by John before the keeper leapt back up to also deny Harry Baker.