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Weymouth 2-2 Hayes & Yeading United 25th February 2017

Weymouth

Starting Line-Up

McHale
Brooks
Cooper
Zubar
Wannell
Evans
Sa (Molesley 55)
Davis
Fleetwood
Thomson
Rodriguez (Copp 48)

Unused subs

Lowes
Panesar-Dower
Wells
 
 
The Evo-Stik League Southern Premier
Bob Lucas Stadium
Weymouth
Kick Off

3pm

Attendance
451
H/T
0-1
Scorers
Weymouth
Cooper 60, Fleetwood 72
Hayes & Yeading United
Montgomery 36, Kearney 50
Bookings
Weymouth

Brooks

Hayes & Yeading United
 
Sent Off
Weymouth
 

Hayes & Yeading United

 
Referee
James Robinson (Southampton)
Hayes & Yeading

Starting Line-Up

Boness
Jones
Adebiyi
Sambou
Broadbent
Smith
Edgar (Martin 69)
Hope
Kearney
Brown
Jack Green
 
Unused subs

Locke
Benton
Stevenson
Weiss
 

Weymouth hit back to seal home draw with Hayes & Yeading United
Dorset ECHO

 

WEYMOUTH once again battled back to earn a share of the spoils at the Bob Lucas Stadium, this time against strugglers Hayes & Yeading United.

Jason Matthews’ side, who had to respond from 3-0 down against Dunstable Town in their previous home encounter, had to rally from a couple down on this occasion against a United side inspired by new loan recruit Graeme Montgomery.

Terras’ manager Matthews opted to make two changes from the side that drew 1-1 at Banbury in the league last time out.

After impressing off the bench against the Puritans, Tiago Sa, who normally operates as a full-back, came into the Weymouth midfield in place of Jordan Copp, who had been struggling with a back problem.

There was also a switch in defence as Jake Wannell returned after a calf problem, he replaced Ashley Wells with Calvin Brooks reverting to right-back.

Having made the trip three times to the Bob Lucas Stadium only to see their first two visits called off due to fog, Hayes signalled their intentions from the outset.

An early chance came for the away side as they worked the ball neatly into the Terras’ box and cut it back for striker Dylan Kearney, but he elected not to pull the trigger and the ball was scrambled to safety.

Former Cherries' and Yeovil Town man Anthony Edgar then whipped in a free-kick which McHale punched into danger and the Terras eventually stabbed the ball away.

The Terras' keeper was made to endure a busy start. He had to unconvincingly palm away a looping header from Tom Broadbent from another free-kick around the box.

The first real chance for the Terras came on on 26 minutes.

After Brooks had strongly won the ball on the right flank, Ben Thomson set Stuart Fleetwood free inside the box, but the former Cardiff City frontman drilled a shot on the angle into the side netting, rather than looking for the run of Sa.

Brooks then put in a perfectly timed challenge to stop Kearney running in on goal, but on 36 minutes, Hayes found the opener.

Montgomery, who only signed for United on loan a day previously, let fly and found the bottom corner after being allowed space to shoot from 20 yards out.

At the other end, Weymouth’s Charlie Davis hit a free-kick just over the bar on the stroke of half-time, as the Terras went in behind.

And it got worse for the home side five minutes after the break. Montgomery this time turned provider as he crossed from the left for Kearney, who headed home at the near post.

Two goals behind, an injury issue then upset the Terras’ plans further.

Youngster Sa felt the force of a crunching challenge on the edge of the box – he had to be stretchered off with a knee injury and was replaced by player-coach Mark Molesley.

Davis then took aim and forced a sublime stop from Danny Boness in the away goal from the resulting free-kick, as frustration started to build for the hosts.

Hayes had only won two away games all season in the league ahead of the clash, and the Terras gave them something to think about when they pulled a goal back on the hour mark.

Full-back Mark Cooper advanced forward and gathered a sweeping cross-field ball. His first touch took him away from his defender and he applied a cool finish for 2-1.

And on 72 minutes, the game was level.

Frontman Fleetwood showed his striker’s prowess to rifle into the roof of the net after the ball dropped kindly for him in the area.

Both sides then tussled to find a winner, the visitors coming closest with Broadbent drilling a free-kick at McHale but it was well saved as the points were shared.

 
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Team

P
GD
Pts
1 Chippenham Town 37 35 79
2 Hitchin Town 35 33 72
3 Slough Town 35 29 70
4 Merthyr Town 37 36 69
5 Leamington 34 33 69
6 Banbury Utd 36 22 61
7 Frome Town 35 14 59
8 Chesham Utd 34 19 58
9 Kettering Town 36 17 58
10 Biggleswade Town 36 11 52
11 Weymouth 36 14 47
12 Basingstoke Town 36 -12 47
13 King's Lynn Town 36 -8 46
14 St. Ives Town 37 -17 46
15 Dunstable Town 35 -7 44
16 Redditch Utd 37 -17 44
17 Stratford Town 36 -5 41
18 Dorchester Town 35 -24 35
19 Kings Langley 37 -17 34
20 St. Neots Town 35 -31 34
21 Cambridge City 36 -23 31
22 Cirencester Town 36 -36 30
23 Hayes & Yeading Utd 34 -27 28
24 Cinderford Town 33 -39 21
   
 
 
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