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Late goal sinks Magpies in Wales

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

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Merthyr Town 3, Wimborne Town 2

WIMBORNE Town were hit with a late goal as the Magpies left Merthyr Town empty handed on Tuesday night.

Steve Cuss' side twice led, before Ryan Prosser headed home in the 94th minute to secure three points for the Welsh hosts.

"I'm so disappointed for the players because they deserved more from the game – they've been magnificent" explained Cuss.

"It took a lot of effort getting up here and once we were out on the pitch, we put in a very good performance. We scored twice in the first half and could have had more."

Mark Gamble added to his impressive scoring tally with the opening goal after Merthyr goalkeeper Craig Morris made a hash of a clearance.

The Martyrs levelled the contest as half time approach as Matthew Harris fired home from the edge of the penalty area.

However, the Magpies were able to restore their lead before the half time whistle when Jon Blake headed home his side's second goal.

Merthyr pressed for an equaliser after the break and levelled midway through the second period when former Southampton striker Kayne McLaggon fire home.

Wimborne were caught cold in injury time – with Prosser heading home a late corner to deny the Magpies a point.

Cuss' side will try and regroup for Saturday's clash with Shortwood United at Cuthbury.

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