CHARITABLE defending cost the Terras dear tonight as they slumped to a 4-2 defeat at Cambridge City.

Weymouth matched the promotion-chasing Lilywhites for much of the contest but once again individual errors and lapses in concentration undid all their good work.

Player-manager Jason Matthews said: “We went 1-0 up and were doing really well but we conceded some soft goals again and it is something we really need to start eradicating from our game.

“We are working hard to do that but it may well take until next season before we get it right.

“There were some positives we could take from the performance and I thought going forward we did well, but if you keep giving a top side like Cambridge chances, eventually they will punish you.”

Matthews praised youngster Charlie Holland for his performance and he was also delighted to hand a debut to reserve-team winger Sean Zima, who came on as a second-half substitute.

The Terras, who host Biggleswade Town on Saturday, now sit 10th in the Calor Southern Premier Division, while Cambridge have moved up to fourth.