Southern League Cup: Poole drawn away to Wimborne Town

Rather predictably, Poole Town will face local rivals Wimborne Town in the Southern League Cup’s first round.

Thanks to the Southern League’s policy of local draws in the competition, it seemed likely that the Dolphins would face either of the Dorset Magpies.

Dolphins last foray in the competition was a 4-2 defeat at home to Wimborne.

The two rivals have been frequent opponents in the competition, with their first meeting coming in 2012. Wimborne ran out 3-0 winners at the old Cuthbury in the Second round of the competition.

Poole immediately avenged that defeat by knocking the Magpies out on penalties the following year.

Tom Killick led Dolphins to victory in the 2014/15 edition of the competition – with their run to the final starting with a victory over Wimborne.

Since winning the competition, Poole’s interest in the Southern League Cup has waned – as evidenced by their lack of victories in the competition since returning to the Southern League in 2018.

A penalty shoot-out win away at Dorchester has since been followed by two defeats to Wimborne.

The tie will be held on the 5th of October, marking the Dolphins’ first visit to Wimborne’s new stadium.

Southern League Challenge Cup First Round:

AFC Dunstable v Biggleswade FC

Alvechurch v Rushall Olympic

Aylesbury United v FC Romania

Bedford Town v Biggleswade Town

Bristol Manor Farm v Paulton Rovers

Chesham United v Beaconsfield Town

Colney Heath v Waltham Abbey

Didcot Town v Banbury United

Harlow Town v Ware

Hayes & Yeading United v Metropolitan Police

Hednesford Town v Bromsgrove Sporting

Kidlington v Thame United

Kings Langley v Berkhamsted

Leiston v Lowestoft Town

Lymington Town v Dorchester Town

Mangotsfield United v Melksham Town

Peterborough Sports v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Redditch United v Nuneaton Borough

Royston Town v Needham Market

Salisbury v Swindon Supermarine

Sholing v AFC Totton

Slimbridge v Cinderford Town

St Neots Town v Hitchin Town

Stourbridge v Coalville Town

Taunton Town v Barnstaple Town

Walton Casuals v Harrow Borough

Wantage Town v Kempston Rovers

Weston-Super-Mare v Frome Town

Willand Rovers v Truro City

Wimborne Town v Poole Town

Winchester City v Hartley Wintney

Yate Town v Cirencester Town

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