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TERRAS: Storming show from Jake's reserves
WEYMOUTH RES 3 SHERBORNE TOWN RES 1
SHERBORNE Town Reserves were blown away by the Terras in blustery conditions at the Bob Lucas Stadium.
The huge gusts made life almost impossible for both teams on occasions but the hosts dug in to grind out a 3-1 win, much to the delight of Jake Richmond.
The Weymouth reserve-team boss said: “First of all I would like to say a big thank you to all those that turned out to support us because the conditions didn’t really allow much football to be played, which made it a difficult game to watch.
“Even when we got the ball down the wind was blowing it all over the place and in many ways it spoilt it as a spectacle.
“It was one of those where we just had to dig in and try and grind out a result and that is exactly what the lads did.
“Sherborne chose to play with the wind behind them in the first half but despite pinning us in our own half at times, they never really created much.
“In fact, apart from their goal, Seb Blundell didn’t really have a save to make and in the end we managed to come out on top.
“We just played the conditions that little bit better than they did and to get back to winning ways was very pleasing.
“We defended resolutely throughout and took our chances when they came, which was all you could really ask for.”
Louis Smith, who replaced the injured Richard Marshallsay after just 15 minutes, gave the Terras the lead close to the half-hour when his 20-yard strike swerved viciously in the wind, giving the visiting keeper no chance.
A ball over the top then led to an equaliser from Joe Smith before goals from Lee Sharpe and Carl McClements settled matters early in the second half.
Sharpe pounced on a fumble by the Sherborne stopper on 50 minutes before McClements squeezed the ball in from an acute angle just past the hour to chalk up his 14th of the season.
Richmond added: “Jamie Symes came down from the first-team squad and showed his class and in the end it was a pretty comfortable victory.
“The only down side was the leg injury sustained by Richard Marshallsay.
“It looks like he has damaged some tendons and could be out for up to six weeks, which would obviously be a big blow.”
The Terras sit fourth in the Bespoke Teamwear Dorset Premier League, just two points adrift of leaders Merley Cobham Sports, who they face this Saturday.
Terras: Blundell, Sharpe, Anstey, Beals, Brown, Nichols (Jackson 75), Will (Frost 80), Marshallsay (Smith 15), Symes, Zima, McClements. Sub not used: P Ford.
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