TERRAS: Copp and West agree deals

PENNED DEALS: Jordan West

PENNED DEALS: Jordan West

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WEYMOUTH have snapped up two of their trialists in the form of Jamie West and Jordan Copp on non-contract terms, following their 3-0 victory over Portland United at Grove Corner.

Full-back West and utility man Copp become the Terras’ second and third signings in a week after the acquisition of centre-half Ed Palmer on Saturday.

Pleased with securing two more faces to his new-look group, boss Jason Matthews told Echosport: “We are very close to having a 17-man squad now which is what we set out to do, and I am very pleased with how things are going.

“Jordan has come in and done extremely well, he is very mobile, can play in two or three positions and gives us cover at left-back, left wing and in the centre of midfield so we are very pleased to have him.

“Jamie has a big future in the game, on what he has shown in pre-season he has proved that he is worth a deal and we are happy to get both of them on board.”

Speaking about his side’s win over the Blues, he added: “We knocked the ball around okay but it was probably our worst performance pre-season wise.

“I was very wary to protect my players. Not taking anything away from Portland, I know they’re keen and it’s a local derby but I wanted to come out of this game with a clean bill of health and that has happened.”

The Terras controlled proceedings throughout the contest and were firstly rewarded for their dominance on 19 minutes when Chris Shephard produced a precise left-footed strike from the edge of the area, which nestled in the top corner of Portland goalkeeper Ashley Weeks’ net.

Weymouth then doubled their advantage soon after when sought after target Chris McPhee surged out of the midfield and found Conor Jevon, who calmly slid the ball across goal for striker Tim Sills to apply a neat finish.

Substitute Stewart Yetton then came off the bench and put his stamp of proceedings when he latched on to Steve Colwell's through ball and stroked the ball past Weeks to make it three in the dying moments.

Blues’ chief Gary bailey also added: “Other than a couple of little slip ups I thought we did really well.

“We always knew that the gulf in fitness and standard would be there to see, but unless you test yourselves in these games there is no point.

“I am glad we were able to give them a bit of a game, I’m sure they had plenty in reserve in the second half but for us it served its purpose.”

Blues: Weeks, Newnham, Holland (Boatswain 78), Bessant, Camp, May (Austin 86), Smith, Halloran, Clarke (Price 53), Mutch, R Doidge

Terras: Matthews, West, Wannell (J Laird 76), McPhee, Poole, Ca Laird (Palmer 56), Kelly, Rigg (Colwell 46), Jevon, Sills (Yetton 56), Shephard (Copp 56)

After the game, Portland goalkeeper Weeks was presented with last seasons Dorset Premier League golden glove award.

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