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Gamble's goal helps Wimborne Town back on track

By Stour & Avon Magazine  |  Posted: December 13, 2013

Wimborne Town striker Mark Gamble. Picture by Simon Carlton

Wimborne Town striker Mark Gamble. Picture by Simon Carlton

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WIMBORNE Town manager Steve Cuss praised striker Mark Gamble – after his superb solo goal helped the Magpies return to winning ways at Cuthbury.

The striker, who has already netted 20 league goals this season – ran half the length of the pitch before calmly slotting the ball home to open the scoring against Fleet Town.

"It was a fantastic goal" explained Cuss. "He's a real striker and he loves to score goals.

"He's a real handful to play against and we're just pleased that we have got him and he's scoring goals for us."

The Magpies were given a let-off in the first half when captain Scott Arnold was penalised for hauling down Fleet striker Simba Mlambo. The referee let Arnold off with a yellow card, with Wimboren goalkeeper Jason Harvell saving well from Craig Davis' resulting free kick.

The Magpies made hard work of the Southern League Division One South and West basement side.

Wimborne needed something special to break the deadlock – and were ahead on 49 minutes thanks to Gamble. Aidan Sainsbury doubled Wimborne's lead on the hour mark as he rifled home an impressive finish from a tight angle.

However, with full time approaching, Patrick Cox bundled home a goal for Fleet to cut the deficit.

Wimborne held on to claim three important points, and put last week's 7-0 defeat by Paulton Rovers well and truly behind them.

"I was desperately disappointed to concede the late goal" added Cuss.

"We hadn't let in a goal from a corner and now that's three we've conceded in our last four games for so it's something that we will work on and will try and get better.

"Fortunately we had enough going forward to get the three points."

David Bol.

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