The Peacocks accumulated another point towards promotion with a 3-3 Evo-Stik League draw against Wimborne Town at the Viridor Stadium yesterday evening (27th March).
It was so nearly all three though with the visitors grabbing their equaliser with virtually the last kick of the game as Town made it 26 league games unbeaten. Wimborne opened the scoring after 19 minutes when Lloyd Irish was adjudged to have caught Toby Holmes and the same player netted the resultant penalty. Craig Veal swivelled onto a cross from the right to fire home the leveller after 25 minutes and then added his second just three minutes later when he drilled home Ollie Chamberlain’s centre. Holmes made it 2-2 five minutes before the break, receiving the ball from Luke Burbidge to turn and squeeze home a shot off the far post. Wimborne were reduced to ten men midway through the second half when Scott Arnold was sent off following a late challenge on Dan Sullivan, with both sides having chances to go ahead. It looked as though Sullivan had won it for the Peacocks in the 90th minute when he curled his effort into the corner from Les Afful’s cross but sloppy play saw a free kick conceded on the edge of the box and Billy Maybury found the net via the post five minutes into stoppage time.
Reaction | Manager Leigh Robinson commented: “It was a hell of a game between two good sides and probably a draw was a fair result. With Ryan Brett pulling out with illness in the afternoon we were forced into playing a different system which was pretty unnatural to us but on the whole I thought we coped pretty well. Both teams were good going forwards in an open game with plenty of chances and both will feel aggrieved at decisions going against them with their red card and our disallowed goal. Of course you are always disappointed to concede from the last kick of the game but we didn’t do a good job of looking after the ball in the dying moments and sometimes you have to give the opposition credit for a great free kick. Overall in the circumstances a point is a decent enough result for us, keeps the unbeaten run going and takes us a point closer to promotion so we’ll take that and move on.”