Wimborne continue their unbeaten start to the season
Four wins from four
Tries: Atkins, Maidment, Mitchell, Roberts(2), King
Photos by John Goode
Wimborne continued their successful start to the season with a fourth victory at home to Marlow on Saturday in front of a large expectant crowd swelled by many members of the mini & youth sections attending the annual One Club Day
With a delayed kick off due to motorway hold ups delaying Marlow’s arrival it was Wimborne who made all the early running and despite the disruption of losing Doug Robertson who took a bang as early as the fifth minute of the match they secured an early score when Marcus Atkins was at the end of a concerted forward drive into the corner in front of an appreciative crowd.
This was soon added to when Tom Moysey broke from deep and flicked the ball inside to the supporting Ryan Maidment who touched down under the posts. Moysey converted and Wimborne were very much up and running.
A third score followed when Lewis Mitchell having moved into the centre when Robertson was forced off broke away from the Marlow defence to score. Moysey converted again to extend the lead to 19-0
With the Wimborne tails up a fourth bonus point try came within the half an hour when after a crisp passing movement Paul Roberts burst through to score.
Marlow did come back into the match and put the Wimborne defence under some pressure with flanker Nathan Warren on a makeshift winger putting in some crunching tackles and eventually secured a converted try to put them on the scoreboard
Nevertheless Wimborne re-established their lead when Roberts was again on the end of some good handling to score his second try and send Wimborne into half time with a 31-7 score line.
The second half was a different affair all together with Wimborne in a position that they had not found themselves in so far this season finding it difficult to find the same fluidity to their play. They were finding it difficult to exit their own third of the field and the Marlow forwards growing in confidence twice wore down the Wimborne defences to score converted tries to bring them back within ten points of their hosts.
Wimborne used their bench as fully as possible and in doing so gave a debut to prop forward Sean Murphy and gradually repelled any further threat to their line
Finally though despite near misses Wimborne did secure the score that put them out of site when after a patient build up Steve King drove over from close in to score in the corner.
This brought the scoring to an end with Wimborne now sitting near the top of the table as one of three undefeated sides.
Next week Wimborne make the long journey to face Old Centralians in Gloucester.
15 Paul Roberts 14 Ashton Kerley 13 Ollie Hamer 12 Doug Robertson 11 Lewis Mitchell
10 Tom Moysey 9 Ryan Maidment 8 Steve King 7 George Carter 6 Miles Corbin
5 Declan Foley (cpt) 4 Darren Degeura 3 Michael Pride 2 Marcus Atkins 1 Ben Davies
Replacements: Terence Galdes Nathan Warren Sean Murphy
Coaching & Management : Giles Hewson Matt Lishman Charlie Morgan Dan Draper Chris Leaton