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Winchester 1 Wimborne 0

on Mon 4 Sep

 With the hot weather making good football difficult Winchester made it two wins over the Bank Holiday period when they beat Wimborne 1-0 to avenge a defeat in the corresponding fixture eight months ago.

 

Winchester announced an unchanged starting line-up from Saturday, but with Simba Mlambo who was unavailable for Saturday's game being on the bench.

 

Early on Dan Williamson made a good overlapping run which caused an opposing defender to clear at the expense of a corner.  Dan King also produced a good cross that almost created an opening, while at the other end Pryce in the Winchester goal just beat Ben Walker to the ball.

 

Both teams had set pieces that caused a goalmouth scramble, but Winchester took the lead in the 29th minute when Josh Harfield, and Winchester generally seemed comfortable during the remainder of the first half.

 

Rob Carr came close right at the start of the second half and Winchester who introduced all three substitutes during the second half were continuing to create the better chances, although Wimborne were always very much in the game.

Mlambo who looked dangerous when he came on and Rob Flooks came close to adding a second, but Winborne rallied well towards the end and Pryce made a good save from substitute Sam Bayston and the visitors were also denied by a goal line clearance.

 

However it was a good battling 1-0 win against a team that also went into this match on the back of a win.  Wimborne had former Winchester favourite Dan Cann as an unused substitute and were captained by the experienced James Stokoe who was once a prolific marksman with Eastleigh.

 

Malcolm