Wimborne responds to take a stand against Met Police

WIMBORNE has denied his modest position in the league to take a point against top-flight Met Police at Imber Court, writes Graham Dunn.

Goals from loaned players Ahkeem Rose and Xander McBurnie twice brought the visitors to level in an entertaining 2-2 draw of the Southern League Premier South.

With their skillful rotation of attackers, the home side opened the scoring in the 20th minute.

Jack Mazzone’s still dangerous shot was only blocked for the rebound to fall on Sam De St Croix, who beat Alex Cull from the edge of the box.

Wimborne stayed in the game and equalized just after the half hour mark.

Billy Maybury hit a trademark diagonal from left to right, Lewis Beale instantly played a low cushioning cross into the danger zone where Rose scored from close range.

However, the euphoria of the re-establishment of parity was short-lived. On the Met’s next attack, the ball came to Mazzone in space at the edge of the penalty area. He looked up, picked his spot, and sent the ball past Cull in the corner – a superb strike.

But James Stokoe’s team reacted again in the first half. Jack Torniainen’s cross, from another diagonal from Maybury, won a corner to the right.

Maybury ran to take it. As a mass of players challenged, a bouncing ball hit McBurnie in the area, who displayed great technique as he completed a volley, the ball deflected slightly and beat goalie Liam Beach.

There was almost another for the hosts in the 41st minute when Oliver Robinson’s free-kick header hit Cull’s post.

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