Match Report

REPORT: Weymouth 2-1 Poole Town

by: theterras


Josh McQuoid brilliance in Weymouth fight back



JOSH McQuoid curled in a brilliant winner to complete a second-half comeback for Weymouth as they beat Poole Town 2-1.

Ex-Terra Josh Carmichael handed the Dolphins a lead early on in the second half, but goals from Stephane Zubar and McQuoid completed the fight back.

The first 20 minutes proved a defensive examination for the Terras, yet one they largely passed, with few chances heading the way of the Dolphins.

Claudio Herbert had an early shot go high of the Weymouth bar, while a teasing free-kick was nodded wide of the post, but Poole did not make their possession count.

Brett Williams was proving a useful link up option for the Terras early on and had a promising attack of his own.

He burst forward on a long run before reaching the box but fired wide.

An Ollie Harfield free-kick caused problems when Poole goalkeeper Luke Cairney spilled the ball but the glovesman collected at the second attempt.

The first-half was dominated by tempers flaring in three separate incidents, which saw Ben Thomson, Williams and Poole’s Flavio Tavares receive yellow cards.

Abdulai Baggie slammed a promising cross from McQuoid against a defender, while Poole’s Herbert needed his shot from a rebounded free-kick to be put over the bar by Zubar in the best chances of the half.

The second half would not need long to get going however, as Poole soon took the lead.

Carmichael struck a sweet 30-yard free-kick which crashed into the post and into the net, with no subsequent celebration.

McQuoid almost replied instantly when he burst forward before lashing a shot over the bar from eight yards out.

Yet the Terras would have their equaliser, when Calvin Brooks crossed in deep, which was met by a superb header from Zubar at the near post.

Weymouth dominated the late stages of the match, and got a deserved winner through McQuoid in spectacular fashion.

Centrally from 22-yards out, he curled a brilliant effort beyond the outstretched palms of substitute goalkeeper Harry Phillips.

The Terras host Gosport Borough on Saturday (3pm).

Terras: Ward, Harfield, Zubar, Buckley, McCarthy, Thomson (Odubade 67), McQuoid, Baggie, Robinson, C Brooks, Williams

Subs not used: Wells, Murray, Rees, Hoey

Poole Town: Cairney (Phillips 78), Dickson, Smeeton (Trialist 72), Jackson, Leslie-Smith, Carmichael, Tavares (House 46), Moore, Hodge (Bedford 46), M Brooks, Herbert (Grange 46)

Subs not used: Pope, Sampson, McKay, Dyer, Turner

Attendance: 511

Dorset Echo

Weymouth 2-1 Poole Town
Stéphane Zubar and Josh McQuoid with the goals for the Terras as we beat the Dolphins in our penultimate Pre-Season Friendly before the new season.
Weymouth 2-1 Poole Town | Josh McQuoid Pure class from McQuoid who turns the defenders inside out and smashes the ball into the corner of the net! Brilliant goal! (2-1)
Weymouth 1-1 Poole Town | Stéphane Zubar A towering header from Zubar brings us level in this friendly (1-1)
Attendance | 511
At the other end Calvin Brooks goes close again after being played through by McQuoid (0-1)
Weymouth 0-1 Poole Town Ex Terra Josh Carmichael with an absolute thunderbolt that goes in off the post. What a hit that was!
Will be interesting to see the foul count in this game. And once again, it’s a Friendly. (0-0)
This time a Poole player goes into the referees book for a late challenge on Robinson (0-0)
Calvin Brooks goes close for the Terras, the keeper does well to gather (0-0)
Second-Half Kick-Off
Second half underway
Weymouth 0-0 Poole Town In truth an uneventful half of football in this Pre-Season Friendly. Second half on the way.
So far this has been a typical fact finding friendly with not a lot of action in all honesty. However Ben Thomson has been booked, in a Friendly... (0-0)
Underway here at the Bob Lucas Stadium