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TERRAS: Reserves pick up hard-earned point
TINTINHULL 0 WEYMOUTH RESERVES 0
JAKE Richmond’s game plan almost paid off at Tintinhull where his side kept only their second clean sheet of the season so far.
Determined to firm up his side’s defence, the Weymouth second-team boss opted for a 4-5-1 formation before introducing more pace in the final third of the game, and it nearly delivered the goods.
Speaking to Echosport, Richmond said: “We set up to be difficult to beat with the intention to push on in the last 25 minutes and it nearly came off. We limited them to very few chances and in the last 15 minutes it looked like only a matter of time before we would score.
“It was a shame we didn’t get more injury time than we did because I reckon we might have got one.
“On the chances we had we probably should have nicked it but on reflection a draw was a decent result.
“We defended really well and to keep only our second clean sheet of the season was very pleasing.”
The Terras, who have lost just one game in nine this season, struck the bar in the closing stages through Liam Gould, and also saw Aidan Jackson curl a shot just wide and Pete Ford have an effort blocked by a defender in the dying seconds.
Richmond went on to add: “The first half was very tight with just one chance each.
“Lee Sharpe headed over from a corner before they went through one on one, only for their forward to put the ball wide.
“It was a bit cat and mouse at that stage and it continued like that in the second half with Oscar Preece having a 20-yard shot tipped over and one of their lads seeing a cross-cum-shot clip the crossbar.
“In fact, our keeper never really had a save to make and as the game went on we started to become more of a threat.
“Everyone gave their all and I thought Aston Butcher and Jack Brown were both fantastic.
“Aston was awesome at centre-back winning everything in the air while Jack produced his best-ever performance for the team at left-back, where is clearly becoming more accustomed to the role.”
The Terras, who travel to Blandford United this coming Saturday, now lie fifth in the Bespoke Teamwear Dorset Premier League, just four points adrift of the top three.
Terras: Tewkesbury, Sharpe, Butcher, Anstey, Brown, Beals, Harvey (Gould 61), Smith, Will (Jackson 75), Zima, Preece (Ford 89).
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