Weymouth triumph in Slough Town thriller.
A BUMPER crowd enjoyed what was an action-packed spectacle on Non-League Day at the Bob Lucas Stadium and, more importantly for the home fans, they saw the Terras come away with all three points.
The result, Weymouthâ€™s third win on the bounce in the division, sees the Terras climb up to fourth in the Southern Premier League standings with a game in hand on the three teams above them.
The Terras were dealt a blow before kick-off when full-back Jordan Copp had to withdraw from the clash at the last minute, after his toe injury proved too painful in the warm-up for him to take part.
This meant that Matthews turned to Jacob Wannell to play at left-back on his return to the squad from the start, in the only change from the side that secured three points on the road at Cambridge City last time out.
There was much endeavour from both teams to start brightly and half chances did fall to skipper Stewart Yetton and the Rebelsâ€™ Johnnie Dyer, but it took until 17 minutes for the first real save of the clash to be made.
Ashley Wells and Chris Shep-hard, two of the Terrasâ€™ top performers so far this term linked up neatly on the right flank.
The former surged forward and cut inside to beat his man and stroked the ball nicely through to Shephard, who found enough space inside the area to release a vicious drive which Jake Somer-ville in the visitorsâ€™ goal was equal to, as he tipped the ball over the top with his right mitt.
But just three minutes after producing that top save, the Rebelsâ€™ stopper was then left sprawling to his right with no chance, as Adam Kelly let fly from the edge of the box to put Weymouth a goal to the good.