Match Report

Weymouth 3 v 2 Poole Town (Dorset Senior Cup) | 3rd March 2015

by: theterras

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Weymouth
Starting Line-Up
Matthews
C Laird (C Brooks 114)
Copp
McPhee
J Laird
Poole
Fiddes
Evans
Sills (Rigg 69)
Colwell
Shephard (Kelly 114)
Unused subs
Yetton
Jevon
Dorset Senior Cup
Bob Lucas Stadium
Weymouth
Kick Off
7.45pm
Attendance
241
H/T
1-1
Scorers
Weymouth
Evans 27,
McPhee 90+5
Fiddes 99
Poole Town
Devlin 11p, Burbidge 81
Bookings
Weymouth
Fiddes
Evans
Copp
J Laird
Poole Town
Whisken
Sent Off
Weymouth
Poole Town
Brooks
Referee
Chris Powell (Poole)
Poole Town
Starting Line-Up
Hutchings
Davis
Spetch (Lindsay 80)
Walker
Whisken
Pettefer (Dickson 100)
Burbidge
Devlin
Roberts
Brooks
Close (Munday 66)
Unused subs
Marque De Salve
Tallack

Fiddes fires Weymouth to Dorset Senior Cup final
By Dorset ECHO

SCREAMER from winger Alec Fiddes proved enough to seal a dramatic Weymouth comeback, and in-turn knock defending champions Poole Town out of the Dorset Senior Cup.

The Terras made a total of six changes from their 7-2 reverse at Chesham on Saturday, as they pitted their wits against a strong Dolphins’ line-up.

And it was the visitors who opened the scoring in what was a real sense of déjà vu from when the sides met last month, with 11 minutes on the clock.

After Luke Burbidge was felled in the area by Jordan Copp, Steve Devlin – as he did at Tatnam in the teams’ previous league encounter – calmly slotted the ball past Weymouth boss Jason Matthews to draw first blood for the Dolphins.

The home side then tried to respond as winger Chris Shephard caused problems down the right flank. His shot was deflected, and with nobody around him, skipper for the evening Chris McPhee’s tame effort fell straight into the hands of goalkeeper Nick Hutchings.

But Matthews’ men did eventually get their reward when new recruit Dean Evans tried his luck from distance. He caught Hutchings flapping in the visitors’ goal, and there was nothing the Poole gloveman could do to prevent Weymouth levelling things up after 27 minutes.

Luke Roberts’ then showed quick feet for the Dolphins inside the Weymouth area following the break, but after creating half a yard for himself, he couldn’t find the target as Poole put the pressure on.

And on 78 minutes, it was former Terra Burbidge who came back to haunt his previous employers. He spun and rifled a strike into the corner.

The Dolphins were then reduced to 10 men when Marvin Brooks was given a straight red card for what was deemed a reckless challenge on Callum Laird, and late in added time, Weymouth managed to make their numerical advantage count.

With men streaming forward, it was McPhee who touched home a drilled ball in from Copp to make it 2-2 and set up extra-time.

Shephard’s free-kick then narrowly evaded the unmarked Callum Laird, and Devlin’s stinger was beaten away by Matthews.

And it was former Weston-super-Mare man Fiddes who was the hero for the Terras nine minutes into the extra period.

As the ball fell to him 25-yards out, and his thumping effort proved too hot for Hutchings to handle, and it clipped the upright and fell into the net to seal a 3-2 win.

Dorset Echo

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