Yetton winner seals win over Cambridge City
Weymouth sealed their first away win in the league this season in a solid victory over Cambridge City at Bridge Road.
Skipper Stewart Yetton bagged his fifth goal of the league campaign to seal the spoils, against a side that player-manager Jason Matthews claimed would be a top-five outfit in the build up to the clash.
Boss Matthews was forced into one alteration from the XI that triumphed on derby day over Dorchester Town.
Ed Palmer picked up an ankle injury late on in the bank holiday Monday clash, ruling him out of the squad completely, with Sam Poole slotting into the centre of the defence.
There was also a welcome return to the first team for Luke Winsper for the first time since March, he came back on to the bench to add some more midfield options following Shane Kracâ€™s announcement that he had left the club.
And after finding the net promptly against both Dorchester and Hitchin Town in their last two outings, Weymouth continued their swift scoring form as Yetton took just eight minutes put them ahead, for what proved to be the winner.
From a devilish free kick swung in by Chris Shephard, which couldnâ€™t be dealt with by the hostsâ€™ defence, Yetton was first to react and strike home the opener to put his side a goal up.
Adam Kelly then had another effort well saved just moments later, but it could have so easily been 1-1 when Andrew Phillips, hat-trick hero from the Lilywhitesâ€™ last outing, had a glorious chance to level things up.
His strong run allowed him to get well in behind the Weymouth back four, but he fluffed his lines and couldnâ€™t muster an effort on target. Poole then produced a superb last ditch tackle to deny the fvrontman again five minutes later.
The Terrasâ€™ sharp strike duo of Yetton and Tim Sills then nearly combined to pay dividends midway through the first half, when the former produced a pinpoint cross for the head of Sills, who forced it back across goal and narrowly wide.
Shephard then linked up well with George Rigg in the midfield to give himself half a yard of space, but he saw his snap shot sail well wide.
Callum Donnelly, brother of Hitchin Townâ€™s Brett who caused the Terras all sorts of problems the previous week, could not replicate his siblingâ€™s goal and smashed a shot over the stand from a City corner.
Then just moments before the interval, a route one ball forward from Weymouth nearly unlocked the Lilywhitesâ€™ defence for a second time.
A Sills knockdown from Matthewsâ€™ punt fell to Shephard, who tried his luck once again and failed to hit the target.
The creative midfielder then looked to test Zac Barrett in the Cambridge City goal once again almost instantly after the restart, and Yetton saw a cross well intercepted by defender Lee Chaffey.
Shephard was then in the thick of it once more as he was cleaned out by a nasty challenge from Tom Pepper, who earned the first booking of the contest.
Yetton had a chance to double his tally when he tried to lift the ball over the onrushing Barrett, but the goalkeeper was up to the task to keep his side in the game.