JASON Matthews expressed his thanks for making his final game for the Terras a special occasion, as Weymouth sealed the Dorset Senior Cup for the third time under his guidance.

The Weymouth goalkeeper, who departed the club following his side’s 1-0 extra-time win over Gillingham Town tonight, was given a guard of honour by his players when lifting the trophy, thanks to defender Stephane Zubar’s powerful 114th minute header.

Matthews, who also captained the side on the night, told Echosport: “To see my time out with a win, for me personally, was pleasing. I felt that we did it the hard way but that was the story of the season.

“It was a little bit of relief really and a fitting tribute to Zubes. He is a fans’ favourite and for him to score the winner was quite fitting I thought.”

He added: “Credit to the people that came and I thank them for the bottom of my heart.

“It was a good turn out for the Dorset Senior Cup.

“I will have a little quiet beer now and a little reminisce about my time at Weymouth.

“I was proud to be Weymouth manager, we fell short in the three seasons I have been here and that’s disappointing, but I will move on to a new challenge.”

Dorset Echo

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