Surprise return by Tom Jeffes back in April. Picture by Simon Carlton

While a 12th place finish in the Southern League Division One South &West table may seem only a modest achievement it was a sign of progress as Wimborne Town had finished second from bottom the previous two season.

Crucially 2012-13 can be seen as the season the Magpies firmly established themselves as a Southern League side able to compete at this level of the non-league game.

Wimborne pulled off some good results including a double over a Swindon Supermarine side which went on to qualify for the play offs. But local rivals and eventual champions Poole Town proved to be a bugbear as they beat the Magpies both home and away in the League.

In the second half of the campaign the Magpies defence became solid and reluctant to concede goals. By the same token the early season flurry of goals, which saw five goals being scored on two occasions, began to dry up., only to be rectified in the final four games.

Wimborne reached their third Dorset Senior Cup Final in four seasons, but were beaten 4-1 by Poole. But the Magpies did achieve success against the Dolphins with a 3-0 victory in the Red Insure Cup back in November.

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