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FOOTBALL: Magpies and Terras match updates
Updated 5:01pm Saturday 8th February 2014 in Sport
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- After five successive defeats, the Magpies are in desperate need of a lift at Eastbourne in Skrill South, while the Terras could move into the top eight with victory at St Albans in the Southern Premier. To get involved in today’s coverage, send us your comments and photos via Twitter using #wearedorch or #terras
Eastbourne 0 Magpies 1
Dorchester have done it.
They've held on to claim a first league win since December 10, ending a run of six games without a victory.
Sam Lanahan was the goal-scoring hero with his second in as many matches.
YEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON MAGGIES!!!!!!!! Well done lads, long wait for a win but we are there now! #WeAreDorch— @TheBrownOwen 08 February 2014
We've won!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get in. #WeAreDorch— @Ian_Evans 08 February 2014
Whatever you've got - fingers, legs, whatever - cross them now and hope the lads can hold on for this priceless away win! #WeAreDorch— @Ian_Evans 08 February 2014
Closing stages at Priory Lane in Eastbourne and Dorchester are seconds away from a vital three points as they lead 1-0.
St Albans 3 Weymouth 0
We are into five minutes added time. It's still St Albans 3 Weymouth 0
Eastbourne, still chasing an equaliser, bring on Levy for Tallack in a last throw of the dice.
Weymouth make another change as Lee Sharpe replaces Adam Kelly
The Terras are still fighting hard but they just cannot break through as Luke Burbidge fires just over the bar
Scott Walker is on for Thompson and his free-kick is headed over the bar by Michael Walker. St Albans 3 Weymouth 0
Eastbourne have made two substitutions with Hart and Lok replacing Deaman and Hammond.
Still 1-0 to the Magpies with around 25 minutes to go.
Come on Maggies! From what I am hearing sounds like a great goal from Lanahan #WeAreDorch— @TheBrownOwen 08 February 2014
Sounds like @SamLanahan did really well to put us 1-0 up on 54mins! #WeAreDorch— @Ian_Evans 08 February 2014
The attendance at Clarence Park is 762
Eastbourne 0 Magpies 1
Sam Lanahan strikes for the Magpies some 15 minutes into the second half.
It is his second goal in as many games after last week's effort against Farnborough.
Could this be a precious three points for Dorchester?
Weymouth make a change with Barry McConnell coming on for Ashley Wells - 54 mins
Eastbourne 0 Magpies 0
Good news so far from Boro for all Magpies fans.
St Albans 3 Weymouth 0.
3-0 frendo #terras— @moorsy11 08 February 2014
Frendo scores again to put St Albans 3-0 up against Weymouth.
Niall Thompson picks up a booking for Weymouth
25mins: St Albans make it 2-0 thanks to a fine finish from Peter Dean following a long throw from Lee Chappell
Stewart Yetton volleys over for Weymouth following Sam Poole's flick on. St Albans 1 Weymouth 0
Sam Poole heads over for Weymouth from Luke Burbidge's cross
11mins: John Frendo puts St Albans ahead with an effort that flies in off the left-hand post. St Albans 1 Weymouth 0
St Albans are well on top at the moment with Jason Matthews making a fine save
St Albans see an early effort deflected out for a corner
The game has kicked off at Clarence Park with the Terras playing down the slope
Luke Winsper has failed a late fitness test for Weymouth and has been replaced by Steve Colwell, who makes his debut
Eastbourne v Dorchester
Jack Twyford comes in for Fraser Colmer in the Dorchester line-up with Jake Smeeton dropping to left-back.
Clive Makoni takes Twyford's place on the bench.
Magpies: Walker-Harris, Case, Smeeton, Jermyn, N Walker, Lanahan, Twyford, Gleeson, Crittenden, Byerley, Losasso.
Subs: Makoni, Munday, Ward, Way, Brooks
Eastbourne: Ross, Tallack, Gorman, Cole, Simpemba, Watts, Derry, Raymond, Hammond, Johnson, Deaman
Subs: Aldred, Levy, Rowe, Hart, Lok
St Albans: Henry, Hall, Lowe, Nwokeji, Kaloczi
St Albans: Bastock, Gilbert, Chappell, Marwa, Ward, Martin, Graham, Comley, Frendo, Dean, Taylor
Terras: S Walker, Sharpe, Colwell, McConnell.
*Colwell is a midfielder that has just joined from Plymouth Parkway
Terras: Matthews, Wells, Green, Winsper, Poole, M Walker, Burbidge, Kelly, Yetton, Rigg, Thompson
Good to see the @DorchTownFC match at Eastbourne is going ahead, despite nature's best efforts to thwart it. Good luck lads! #WeAreDorch— @Ian_Evans 08 February 2014
Just outside London, on route to @stalbanscityfc #terras— @moorsy11 08 February 2014
RT @WinsperWBA: Big game today, need to battle again like we did Tuesday! #terras— @AdamKelly07 08 February 2014
PREVIEW STATS: Eastbourne Borough v Dorchester Town
League position: Eastbourne 7th (38pts from 24 games), Dorchester 22nd (15pts from 23 games)
League form: Eastbourne LLLWW, Dorchester LLLLL
Last meeting: Dorchester 0 Eastbourne 0 (November 30, 2013)
Interesting fact: The Magpies may have lost their last five games in Skrill South, conceding 17 goals in the process, but they are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Eastbourne.
LINE-UP IN PREVIOUS LEAGUE GAME
Eastbourne: Craig Ross, Lewis Tallack, Ian Simpemba, Adam Watts, Sam Cole, Jack Deaman, Aldred, Charlie Gorman, Frankie Raymond, Gary Hart, Elvis Hammond. Subs not used: Ollie Rowe, Tom Derry, Simon Johnson, Emmanuel Akokhia, Darren Lok.
Dorchester: Walker-Harris, Case, Colmer, Jermyn, N Walker, Smeeton, Lanahan, Gleeson, Crittenden, Byerley, Losasso. Subs not used: Twyford, Tennant, Brooks, Ward, Munday.
PREVIEW STATS: St Albans v Weymouth
League position: St Albans 4th (54pts from 27 games), Weymouth 10th (39pts from 26 games)
League form: St Albans WDWWW, Weymouth WWLLW
League top scorer: St Albans - John Frendo (20 goals), Weymouth – Stewart Yetton (15 goals)
Last meeting: Weymouth 0 St Albans City 3 (December 7, 2013)
Interesting facts: *The Terras have lost just one of their last five meetings with the Saints and that defeat came back in December.
*St Albans are unbeaten in their last seven games in which they have picked up 17 points and scored 21 goals
LINE-UP IN PREVIOUS LEAGUE GAME
St Albans: Paul Bastock, Kerrea Gilbert, Lee Chappell, Rambir Marwa, Tom Ward, Darren Locke, Matt Taylor, James Kaloczi, John Frendo, Mark Nwokeji, Richard Graham. Subs: Howard Hall, Jamal Lowe, Ben Martin, Peter Dean, Charlie Henry.
*Darren Locke is expected to miss out for the Saints after sustaining a cheekbone injury in the 3-2 victory over Arlesey on Tuesday night.
Weymouth: Matthews, Wells, Green, Winsper, M Walker, Poole, Burbidge, Kelly, Yetton, Rigg, Thompson. Subs: S Walker, Joyce, McConnell, Sharpe, Chatterton.
*Michael Walker and Jake Green are both available this afternoon, despite receiving red cards in the recent games against Stourbridge and Bideford respectively. Walker will miss the home game against Banbury on February 15 while Green’s three-game ban will include away days at Truro (February 18), Bedford (February 22) and Cambridge City (February 26). Ben Joyce is out with shin splints.