JASON Matthews insists the Terras will be gunning for glory when they take on Ridgeway rivals Dorchester Town in the semi-finals of the Dorset Senior Cup tonight (7.45pm).

Defending champions Weymouth go into a repeat of last season’s final against the county town side in the last four of the competition this time around.

And while a play-off place in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division remains the main aim for Matthews and his squad this term, he admits another cup crown to go on his managerial CV would be a welcome addition.

Speaking ahead of the cup encounter, the Weymouth boss told Echosport: “It’s not the main priority but when you get to a semi-final it’s always nice to get to that final. To win a trophy again would be another nice thing.

“I would definitely like to retain it.

“It would be nice to get a result against them (Dorchester), it’s not the be all and end all but, after a positive result on Saturday (at Biggleswade Town) we need to gain a little bit of momentum.”

On his likely team selection, Matthews hinted that number-two keeper Steve Boore will step in his place between the sticks, midfielder Luke Winsper is also expected to feature for the hosts.

“We will put out some of our lads that haven’t played in some of the games but I still expect to have a very strong team,” Matthews added.
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“We will go into the game looking to win it, as I am sure Dorchester will.”

Matthews also indicated that he was still in the market to bring in a new recruit over the next week or so. He added: “I have money now to strengthen the squad a little bit with Adam Kelly’s departure, so hopefully we will have a new body in soon.”

Dorset Echo

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