|Jevon bags treble as Weymouth in control against Wimborne
By Dorset ECHO
CONOR Jevon notched a hat-trick as Weymouth progressed to the
next stage of this seasons League Challenge Cup.
As expected, boss Jason Matthews gave himself a start in
goal, in a Terras side that featured a number of changes
against fellow Dorset club Wimborne at the Bob Lucas Stadium.
There were returns to the first-team squad for full-back
Tiago Sa and striker Jevon, who partnered Sam Jordan up front.
There was also a call-up for winger Dom Panesar-Dower, who
has been featuring for Bradley Asagbas reserves in Sydenhams
Former Dorchester Town men Ben Walker, Sam Lanahan and Toby
Holmes were named in Wimbornes travelling party
there was also a space for former Terras coach Shane
Traynor on the visitors bench.
With 15 minutes gone, Panesar-Dower then showed what he could
do out on the right flank. He beat his man before playing
a precise ball in for Jevon, but the Terras striker
saw his effort saved by the feet of Wimborne keeper Jerard
But the breakthrough came just four minutes later as a neat
move from the hosts caught the Cuthbury outfit out, and there
was Billy Lowes to convert at the near post and make it 1-0.
Wimborne were then gifted an opportunity to get back in it
just short of the half-hour mark after some confusion in the
Weymouth backline, but Lanahan failed to keep his shot down.
Mark Cooper then headed over after advancing from right-back
to meet a ball from the opposite flank but the Terras got
their second just seven minutes before the break.
Jevon managed to spring the offside trap and coolly rounded
the goalkeeper to finish on the angle.
Calvin Brooks was then replaced by Aston Butcher for the
hosts at the break and Jordan, who seemed to have picked up
an injury, was soon brought off in place of Edgar Zanin.
The first real opportunity of the second period fell to the
away side as Jack Lovell won the ball in a dangerous area
but failed to keep his shot down. Cooper then headed over
again at the other end.
The Terras then had a chance to seal the tie and make it
three when Jevon broke clear on the left-hand side of the
box, he cut the ball back for replacement Zanin but he could
only fire straight at the keeper.
But the game was wrapped up on 86 minutes as Jevon added
his second, smashing an effort which both Benfield and a covering
defender failed to keep out.
He then completed his treble in stoppage time to complete
a comfortable 4-0 triumph for the hosts.