Although I was planning to go to a game on Saturday (11th September), it was unlikely I’d get to the next FA Cup game on “my” road to Wembley as Sherborne’s reward for dispatching Hamworthy Utd was another trip to Dorset to take on Southern League Div 1 S&W side Wimborne Town. (In the end, I went nowhere)
After Sherborne’s surprisingly comfortable victory over Hamworthy, they picked up their 1st league point of the season with a 2-2 draw against Ilfracombe Town before coming into this Cup game. Wimborne on the other hand, had finally won their first game in the league on the previous Saturday with a 2-1 home win over Cinderford Town. This put them into 15th position in the Southern League Div 1 S&W (out of 21 after Bromsgrove Rovers were kicked out for not having a ground). All the signs were that Wimborne should progress to the 2nd Qualifying Round, but that wasn’t the case…
Sherborne who play one league lower in the Pyramid took the lead on 33 minutes when Rico Wilson controlled a great cross and fired the ball into the net. They doubled their lead on 36 minutes when Steve Burton fired home via a deflection and we had a mini cup shock on our hands! Wimborne weren’t going to led this one go however and pulled one back on 51 minutes Paul Roast roasted (sorry) a shot into the roof of the net. Yet on 75 minutes Sherborne were starting to look forward to the 2nd Qualifying Round draw when Tony Cunningham found the net with goal # 3.
With the draw for the 2nd Qualifying Round made today, Sherborne have a good home tie against another Southern League Division 1 S&W team in Hungerford Town. This is played on September 25th and hopefully I’ll be there! (Although Sherborne is 85 miles away from me, so it maybe a trip aborted due to high petrol costs for a game slightly closer to home. Hopefully though Sherborne get a good amount of people through the gate and as the only definite Western League side still in the FA Cup this season (Bristol Manor Farm await a replay against Almondsbury Town tomorrow), hopefully they’ll do the league proud.
ROAD TO WEMBLEY 2010/2010:
1ST QUALIFYING ROUND: Wimborne Town 1-3 Sherborne Town (The Cuthbury, Att: 226)