BY CALUM ANDERSON
Sam Argent double sends Basingstoke through to the next round of the FA Trophy.
A quickfire double from Argent along with goals from Ben Wright and Jack McKnight saw Basingstoke through comfortably against 10-man Wimborne Town.
McKnight had the first big chance of the game as his shot fizzed across the goal just wide.
Tobias Holmes started the scoring off as he found space in the box and shot low to the keepers right to put the away side ahead.
Straight after Argent levelled the game for the home side as he turned Matt Oldring inside out and flicked the ball over the on-rushing goalkeeper.
Then Holmes doubled his and the away sides tally as he found space down the left, he was one on one with Colm McAdden and tucked the ball home.
Sam Smart then looked like he was fouled in the area but the referee waved away the strong protests from the home side.
The equaliser for the home side came from Ben Wright. Sam Deadfield played the ball out to the forward who smashed the ball low into the net.
Just before half time Wright was involved once again as his low cross found Argent who tapped in from close range to make it 3-2.
HALF TIME 3-2.
Right after the break Holmes almost completed his hat-trick as his free header came off the post.
The game was almost wrapped up as Sam Deadfield missed from close range as the cross bounced off him and over the goal.
The prolific Jack McKnight found himself open from a clever pass from Deadfield. McKnight drilled the ball low into the corner for his sixth goal in six games.
Just before the full-time whistle Holmes was shown a straight red card for dissent.
FULL TIME: 4-2
Basingstoke XI: Colm McAdden, Dean Stow, Harry Philby, Shane Hollamby, Robert Gerrard, Charlie Kennedy (c), Jack McKnight, Sam Deadfield (Dan Collier), Sam Smart (Jim Orvis), Ben Wright (Zidan Akers), Sam Argent.
Subs Not Used: Dan Bayliss, George Bennett.
Wimborne XI: Gerard Benfield, Jordan Lee, Stefan Penny (Rhys Owens), Scott Arnold, Matt Oldring, Franklyn Clarke, James Stokoe (Robinson Okumu), Luke Holmes, Tobias Holmes, Luke Burbide, Curtis Young.
Subs Not Used: Shane Traynor, Danny Holmes, Chad Collins.