Match Report

Match Report: Portland United 1-2 Weymouth | 21st July 2012

by: theterras

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ortland United
Starting Line-Up
Weeks
Cranny (Kelly 72)
Gay (Turrell 57)
Whyton
Henley
Skelton (Daily 57)
Carmichael (Boastswain 66)
Harris
Linaker (Mutch 57)
Maxted (Bell 46)
Smith
Unused subs
Friendly
Grove Corner
Portland
Kick Off
3.00pm
Attendance
381
H/T
1-1
Scorers
Weymouth
Ford, Joyce
Portland United
Bookings
Weymouth
Portland United
Sent Off
Weymouth
Portland United
Referee
Weymouth
Starting Line-Up
Evans (Povall 73)
Wells (Conning 66)
Dixon (Staines 65)
Reed
Jeannin (Frampton 60)
Poole
Duff (Clarke 60)
Clay
Ford (Frame 84)
Groves (Joyce 60)
Walker
Unused subs

Derby delight for Terras and Blues

BOTH managers were left satisfied at Grove Corner on Saturday after Weymouth edged a 2-1 victory against local rivals Portland United in their opening pre-season friendly.

A fantastic crowd of 381 turned out for the clash and witnessed a goal in the opening minute when Terras’ striker Mark Ford scored at the second attempt following some good work from Matt Groves.

Ashley Smith then capitalised on a defensive mix-up between Alex Jeannin and goalkeeper Simon Evans to get the hosts back on level terms on 35 minutes before Ben Joyce came off the bench and grabbed the winner late in the second half.

Weymouth boss Brendon King said: “It was a good workout. We popped the ball around well at times and it was nice for everyone to get a lot of touches.

“Stephen Reed, Scott Walker and Danny Clay all showed great quality and it was also great to see Mark and Ben both get on the scoresheet, so all in all it was a very good first run out for the lads.”

Portland manager Chris Wilson went on to add: “We asked for effort and commitment and we got it. We competed throughout and it was a very pleasing performance.

“We may have lost the likes of John Litherland and Alex Halloran but we have also added a bit of quality in Andy Harris and Scott Henley, who were both superb.

“With Rob Maxted and Adam Skelton having come on board too, along with Antony Carlile, who has just signed dual registration forms from Dorchester Town, things are shaping up very nicely.”

The Terras, who are set to entertain a Bristol City XI on Saturday (3pm), are back in action tomorrow night at Hamworthy United (7.45pm).

* The Blues held their patrons draw after the match with Park Laundry becoming their new shirt sponsor.

Dorset Echo

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