Luke Burbidge watches on as Lewis Tallack deals with Sam Griffin – all players to have featured for both clubs.
It’s time for another Cross-Stour derby, this time in the Southern League Cup – and with so little distance between the two clubs, there is no surprise there has been quite a bit of overlap in playing personnel.
Dolphins currently boast four former Magpies in their side, with Luke Holmes, Luke Burbidge and Tony Lee frequent starters this campaign. Youngster Will Fletcher spent time in Wimborne’s youth set-up.
Over at Wimborne, defenders Billy Maybury and Mark Jamison had stints at Poole, whilst new signing Dan Cann returns for his third stint with the Magpies – after two spells with Poole.
And of course, Poole manager Tom Killick‘s most famous playing achievement came in a Wimborne shirt, his brace at Wembley earning them the FA Vase in 1992.
With a career as long as Taffy Richardson‘s, it can be no surprise that he turned out for a few different teams – helping Killick and co. to winning the Vase in ’92, before finding himself playing under Killick over a decade later.
Luke Holmes’ father Matty Holmes was manager at Wimborne, but he also turned out for Poole after his professional career.
Current Dolphins coach Micky Hubbard departed Poole in search of more game time at Wimborne after the former’s promotion to the Southern League.
Ian Oliver had a short stint at Tatnam in 2013/14 before moving onto Cuthbury, with Sam Bayston another to migrate north from Poole over the Stour.
AFC Bournemouth’s Ben Greenwood spent time on loan at Wimborne and then Poole during the last two curtailed seasons.
Pat O’Flaherty was another Bournemouth youth prospect to appear for both clubs.
After rising through the leagues with the Dolphins, Carl Preston moved over to Wimborne in 2015.
Billy Lowes started his senior career with Poole, eventually moving over to Weymouth.
A loan spell at Wimborne was then followed by a move to Dorchester, making him one of a few players to have played for all four of Dorset’s big non-league clubs.
Dan Cann had two spells with both clubs, originally with Poole in the Wessex Premier.
He moved to Wimborne for one season, before winding up at Poole again as they won the Wessex Prem for third time in a row. He would rejoin Wimborne in the Southern League during the 2016/17 season.
Dolphins stalwart Carl Pettefer moved over the Stour when he could no longer command a place in the first team, after making over 200 starts for Poole.
There have been loan dealings between the two clubs over the years, with Tom Jeffes and Luke Burbidge both loaned to Wimborne from Poole.
Other players include Adam Costello, Sam Davidson, Jamie Davidson, Franklyn Clarke, Toby Holmes, Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain, Matt Neale, Sam Griffin, Lewis Tallack, Nick Hutchings, Russell Cooke, Michael Walker, Jamie Sturgess, Gary Fletcher, Simon Lynn, Chad Collins, Ryan Case, Josh Wakefield, Jason Harvell and Connor Doe.