Wimborne Town eventually ease past Didcot Town after dominant second half
WIMBORNE Town produced a second half flurry to overcome a poor Didcot Town side at Cuthbury.
The Magpies came from behind with a polished display after the break - making up for a stuttering start to the game which saw Didcot lead twice.
Pablo Haysham's two goals were cancelled out by strikes from Jon Blake and Jamie Davidson - before Wimborne took control after the break.
Matt Kemble, Billy Maybury and Shaun Brian scored after the restart to secure three points for the Magpies.
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"I thought it was a good second half performance" explained Wimborne manager Steve Cuss.
"I thought our standards slipped a little bit during the first half with probably two of the sloppiest goals we've given away all season.
"Sometimes you don't get off to the start you want to. We made a couple of individual mistakes for the goals so it was just a case of getting back to our basics and pressing and winning the ball back."
Wimborne made a nervous start, allowing Haysham to open the scoring for Didcot on 12 minutes as he rifled the ball past Dan Ackerman after being set up by John Mills.
Wimborne were level ten minutes later when a clever ball by the impressive Sam Griffin found Blake, whose deflected shot wrong-footed Didcot goalkeeper Kieran Beesley.
Micky Hubbard almost gave the Magpies the lead when his first time effort rattled the bar, before Didcot made the breakthrough - taking advantage of some questionable Wimborne defending.
A lack of communication between Shaun Brian and Ackerman allowed Haysham to calmly slot home from close range after being gifted possession.
The Magpies began to push push forward, and wasted several good chances before Davidson drew the home side level before half time, with a deflected free kick.
Wimborne were on the attack immediately from the restart - testing the Didcot defence with a succession of corners.
Beesley pulled off a fantastic reaction save to deny Kemble, after his attempt deflected towards goal. Kemble finally got his deserved goal when his thumping half volley found the net after Didcot failed to clear from a corner.
Kemble turned provider moments later, when his dangerous ball into the box was turned home by Maybury to give the Magpies some breathing space.
The Didcot defence lacked organisation and when Brian was left unmarked in the penalty area, the Magpies defender headed home to round off the scoring and secure Wimborne's fifth win of their league campaign.
"The succession of corners we had leading up to the third goal showed how dominant we were" added Cuss.
"I'm delighted that we're scoring goals and probably the most pleasing thing is that they're being shared around a little bit. We had five different goalscorers and we look a threat that we can score from all positions.
"We know we have to sharpen up a little bit defensively and get a few more clean sheets and maybe that's our priority at the moment."
In the last three games at Cuthbury there have been 24 goals - with 16 scored by the Magpies.
Wimborne Town: Ackerman, Costello, Maybury, Wilson, Brian, Blake (Roast 90), Davidson, Hubbard, Stokoe, Kemble (Sainsbury 76), Griffin. Unused Subs: Arnold, Harvell.
Didcot Town: Beesley, Elkins (Longford 63), Parish, Meade (Parish 76), Carnell, McKirnan, Mills, Baines, Joyce (Blenford 80), Haysham, Janes.