WEYMOUTH BATTLE OUT WIN

Brooks goal proves to be the difference...

Weymouth 1 Slough Town 0

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A Calvin Brooks goal, his fourth in three matches, seconds after half time in last night’s hard fought victory over Slough Town earned Weymouth three more priceless points in their quest for a play-off place behind title favourites Hereford.

The Terras, playing in front of a healthy crowd of 822, held sway for much of the first half and went close to breaking the deadlock when both top scorer Brandon Goodship and Ben Thomson were denied by a fine double save from Rebels’ keeper Jack Turner.

Turner was in action again midway through the half with a brave stop to keep out Thomson once again while Goodship fired over when well placed on the half hour.

The second period exploded into life as Thomson linked well with Abdulai Baggie to set up Goodship who appeared to be fouled when about to let fly but it mattered not as Brooks gleefully lashed home the loose ball.

The Terras had the better of the remaining half chances but couldn’t fashion a second which would have made for a more comfortable end to the match. But Mark Molesley’s men, still third in the table, had done enough and six points fro their remaining six matches will probably enough to clinch the play off spot. Next up is Saturday’s trip to face fourth-placed Kettering Town.

Weymouth: Dennis, Wells, Buckley, Zubar, Caze Da Silva, Carmichael, McCarthy, Baggie, Thomson, Goodship, Brooks (Davis 88). Unused subs: Stewart, Baker, Sa, Wakefield

Slough Town: Turner, Fraser, Wells, Day, Hollis, Togwell, Dobson, Dunn (Lench 34), Coles, Davies, Harris. Unused subs: Jackman, Smart, Nisbet.

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