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Dorset Senior Cup: Weymouth 3-2 Poole

A screamer from winger Alec Fiddes proved enough to seal a dramatic Weymouth comeback, and in-turn knock defending champions Poole Town out of the Dorset Senior Cup.

The Terras made a total of six changes from their 7-2 reverse at Chesham on Saturday, as they pitted their wits against a strong Dolphins’ line-up.

And it was the visitors who opened the scoring in what was a real sense of déjà vu from when the sides met last month, with 11 minutes on the clock.

After Luke Burbidge was felled in the area by Jordan Copp, Steve Devlin – as he did at Tatnam in the teams’ previous league encounter – calmly slotted the ball past Weymouth boss Jason Matthews to draw first blood for the Dolphins.

The home side then tried to respond as winger Chris Shephard caused problems down the right flank. His shot was deflected, and with nobody around him, skipper for the evening Chris McPhee’s tame effort fell straight into the hands of goalkeeper Nick Hutchings.

But Matthews’ men did eventually get their reward when new recruit Dean Evans tried his luck from distance. He caught Hutchings flapping in the visitors’ goal, and there was nothing the Poole gloveman could do to prevent Weymouth levelling things up after 27 minutes.

Luke Roberts’ then showed quick feet for the Dolphins inside the Weymouth area following the break, but after creating half a yard for himself, he couldn’t find the target as Poole put the pressure on.

And on 78 minutes, it was former Terra Burbidge who came back to haunt his previous employers. He spun and rifled a strike into the corner.

The Dolphins were then reduced to 10 men when Marvin Brooks was given a straight red card for what was deemed a reckless challenge on Callum Laird, and late in added time, Weymouth managed to make their numerical advantage count.

With men streaming forward, it was McPhee who touched home a drilled ball in from Copp to make it 2-2 and set up extra-time.

Shephard’s free-kick then narrowly evaded the unmarked Callum Laird, and Devlin’s stinger was beaten away by Matthews.

And it was former Weston-super-Mare man Fiddes who was the hero for the Terras nine minutes into the extra period.

As the ball fell to him 25-yards out, and his thumping effort proved too hot for Hutchings to handle, and it clipped the upright and fell into the net to seal a 3-2 win.

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Dorset Senior Cup: Weymouth 7-1 Cranborne

Weymouth cruised into the third round of the Dorset Senior Cup, as a mix-and-match Terras’ squad saw off Dorset Premier League outfit Cranborne with a magnificent seven at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Boss Jason Matthews hinted in the build up to that he would rest his key men, and there was just one survivor from the Terras’ ranks from the win over Short-wood United, with Jake Wannell the only man to keep his place.

And Wannell’s main competitor for a spot at left-back this season, Jordan Copp, was placed into a midfield role and almost played a part in the opening goal.

His in-swinging corner was headed by Sam Poole, only to be cleared off the line as the Cranes withstood some heavy pressure early on.

Poole then saw another header deflected narrowly over the crossbar, but the breakthrough only took seven minutes to arrive when Conor Jevon tapped home from skipper for the evening Tim Sills’ cutback.

Former Aldershot and Torquay man Sills was then rewarded with a goal of his own as he manoeuvred his way away from his marker, and nodded home Copp’s free-kick from deep on 22 min- utes to double the home side’s lead.

A superb double-stop from Andy Loader in the Cranes’ goal denied Sills once more, and he even stuck a palm out to stop a penalty from his nemesis after Jamie Beasley was felled by Pat Barnes in the area.

But cruelly for the Cranes’ stopper, Sills pounced on the rebound to smash home and make it 3-0.

Jake Wannell then latched on to a delivery whipped in from Luke Winsper on 38 minutes to make it four at the break.

Callum Laird reacted first to Loader’s fumble to grab a fifth five minutes into the second period and after having another goal strangely disallowed by referee Kevin Bungay, Jamie Beasley rifled home a rocket of a strike just past the hour mark to make it six.

But conceding with just under 20 minutes to go will have annoyed the home side, as a routine long ball was latched on to by Cranborne’s Simon Parsons to add a consolation.

Beasley’s surging run was then too hot for the Cranes to handle and he stroked the ball home to make it 7-1 and grab his second of the night.

And although Loader was kept busy late on, he held out for the final 15 minutes.

The Terras will march on to face Hamworthy Recreation in the next round.

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