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Terras rocked at Shaftesbury
SHAFTESBURY 1 WEYMOUTH RESERVES 0
THE Terras paid the penalty for some wasteful finishing at Shaftesbury in the Magna Dorset Premier League.
The visitors dominated possession but lacked a cutting edge in the final third as the Rockies claimed the spoils in what became a tale of two spot-kicks.
Joint-boss Jake Richmond told Echosport: “We battered them. We must have had 70 per cent of the play but we just could not turn it into goals.
“Jamie Perry made two fantastic saves in the first half for us and Matt Morley hit an upright before they then went ahead through a penalty.
“It was a stonewall one, so we could have no complaints, but we then went on to miss one of our own just 17 minutes later.
“It was just one of those days but performance-wise it was much better compared to the week before.
“In fact, I would have given all the lads eight or nine out of ten and in many ways that was why it was so frustrating at the end because I felt they really deserved something for their efforts.”
Perry, who got sent off for lashing out the previous week, made two fantastic stops in the opening 45 minutes but after that it was the Terras that had the better chances.
Morley struck the woodwork just prior to half-time before Sanchez Baker went agonisingly close on two occasions in the second period.
Tom Bell also saw an overhead kick just fly wide before a mistake from Adam Anstey and a mistimed challenge from the unfortunate Matt Harvey eventually allowed Shaftesbury to grab the lead.
Perry got a hand to the resulting penalty but could not get enough on it to stop it finding the corner.
Despite that setback, the Terras kept battling and with 12 minutes remaining they won a spot-kick of their own for handball. However, Liam Greatrex’s attempt was saved before he then fired over the rebound.
Sean Zima then went close in the closing stages, only to be denied by another fine stop, as the Rockies held on for the three points.
Terras: Perry, Anstey, Harvey, Brown, Doidge, Greatrex, Morley, Winsper, Zima, Baker (Taylor 70), Bell (Frame 75). Sub not used: Richmond.