Senior delighted to see Wimborne show ‘creed’ against Poole

ASSISTANT boss Chris Senior was keen to focus on the positives of Tuesday night’s Dorset Senior Cup exit, as Wimborne Town were edged out by Poole Town on penalties.

Trailing 2-0 early on, the Magpies fought back, eventually drawing 4-4 ​​after extra time with Lewis Beale (2), Harry Morgan and Jez Bedford on target.

The Dolphins triumphed 4-3 on kicks after Beale had his effort saved by Will Butler and Tshaka missed the target at New Cuthbury.

“We showed great character to get back into the game,” Senior told club media.

“That’s what we want to see, that our heads are held high and there’s a belief in that dressing room that actually, just because we’ve fallen behind, we still believe we can get something out of the game.

“I think both teams treated him well.

“It was a good opportunity for us to get some minutes for the guys who maybe haven’t had as many minutes lately as they would have liked. And they (Poole) would have done the same.

“It was a good game. It was action.

“People who paid their 12 pounds can’t really argue about not getting what they paid for, I don’t think!”

Poole will advance to the semi-finals to face Shaftesbury, while Weymouth will face rivals Dorchester Town.

Discussing how it was decided who would come in for the penalty shootout on Tuesday night, Senior said: “There was never any pressure on the penalty shootout for us.

“For me it’s who wants to step in and take one, so we offered it to whoever wanted to be the top five.

“Five put their name forward, five came forward and the rest really is history, isn’t it?

“It’s never easy, but I thought there were some good penalties in there and I think the last trip again!”

Wimborne return to league action on Saturday, hosting Frome Town (3pm).

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