LiveFootball: Derby match live updates

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  • David Williams and Dan Rose are at the Bob Lucas Stadium today for Weymouth versus Dorchester Town in the Southern League Premier Division.
  • The rain has been falling heavily in Dorset but the game is on and it promises to be a great battle between these two great rivals.
  • If you can't get to the game we will be providing live match updates here and you can also get involved by using #terras or #wearedorch in your tweets.




So the bragging rights are the Terras for the time being following their 2-0 win today.

They were the better of the two teams and deserved the three points over the 90 minutes.

Jason Matthews hardly had a save to make all afternoon and it was a pretty poor showing from the Magpies.



90+1 - Sam Poole replaces Palmer.


90 - There's a break in play as Palmer is down receiving treatment.


88 - Ed Palmer booked for a foul on Cann.


87 - So nearly a third for the Terras.

A long, hopeful ball downfield goes all the way through to Wells and as Walker-Harris comes out the defender pokes the ball past him but also past the post.


81 - Woodland replaces Agbo for Dorchester.

Shane Krac replaces Sills for Weymouth.


Dorchester are getting ready bring on young striker Luke Woodland.


78 - Cann blasts a volley over the bar and out of the ground.


74 - Bit of a mix up at the back for the Magpies and with Walker-Harris stranded out of his goal Shepahrd fires wide.



65 - Jamie Laird heads a corner into the ground and the ball bounces over Walker-Harris and through the defenders on the line.


64 - Alex Godfrey comes on for Crittenden.


59 - Big penalty appeals from Rigg and Weymouth as his shot appears to hit the arm of Nathan Walker before going for a corner.


59 - A cross-shot from Shephard catches out Walker-Harris and hits the bar.


57 - Harsh yellow card for Criitenden for a high foot against Laird.


Today's attendance has been announced as 1,509!


55 - Callum Buckley is booked for a foul wide on the Weymouth right.


53 - Dorchester think they have scored.

Ball in from the left finds Cann, he heads on to the post and buries the rebound only to be flagged offside.


52 - A glorious chance for the Terras to double their lead.

The ball comes in from the right and Steve Walker just leaves it go through to Kelly who fires over from seven yards out.


51 - Good start to the second half for the Magpies. Cann takes aim from out wide but comfortably gathered by Matthews.


49 - Crittenden goes it alone into the Terras area, his cross gets a deflection and falls to Agbo but with his back to goal he can only hook the ball over the bar.


48 - Rigg goes close with a powerfully struck shot from outside the box for Weymouth.


The second half is underway here.


Tim Sills has come out with a bandage around his head so his nose must be okay.

No changes for the Terras at half-time and it looks the same for the Magpies.



After the Terras took a lead in just the second minute the game gradually evened out, though Dorchester have offered very little in terms of chances at goal.

The Terras have looked the only side likely to score again so it will be interesting to see if Phil Simkin makes any changes to his side at the interval.

Jason Matthews should be a happy manager in the home dressing room.



After the Terras took a lead in just the second minute the game gradually evened out, though Dorchester have offered very little in terms of chances at goal.

The Terras have looked the only side likely to score again so it will be interesting to see if Phil Simkin makes any changes to his side at the interval.

Jason Matthews should be a happy manager in the home dressing room.


45+1 - Steve Walker is the first player in the book today for a late challenge on Kelly.

Still 1-0 to Weymouth.


44 - Corner for Weymouth floated to the back post where George Rigg's spectacular attempt at a volley goes horribly wrong and the ball flies out of the ground.


42 - Goalscorer Shephard tests Walker-Harris from just outside the box but his effort is easily gathered by the keeper.


38 - Still no real saves for Jason Matthews to make against his old club.

Also, still no bookings which some may find surprising for a local derby. 


34 - Yetton swings a cross to the far post but Sills can't get on the end of it and it's a Dorchester throw.


The good news at the Bob Lucas is that the rain has eventually stopped.

Terras temporarily down to 10 as Tim Sills receives attention for what looks like a bloody nose.


27 - Agbo fires well wide following a long throw in by Cann.


26 - Dorchester enjoying a good spell of possession with Crittenden and Will Agbo heavily involved but the passage of play comes to nothing in the end.


20 - Steve Walker blocks a Yetton effort from the Terras' second corner in a row, then Alan Walker-Harris falls into his net after keeping out the third.


19 - Ashley Wells is having a good game at right-back for the Terras and going forward he earns the hosts a corner.


17 - Stewart Yetton puts the ball in the Magpies net for 2-0 but the linseman's flag comes to Dorchester's rescue. Close call.


Cries of 'Simkin, Simkin give us a wave' from the Terras fans go unanswered from the Magpies boss.


12 - Bit of a lull in terms of chances but no doubt about the commitment from both sets of players.


7 - Ball whipped in from the left by Jordan Copp and Kelly puts a free header over from 12 yards.


Magpies on the attack and Nick Crittenden is played in by Dan Cann but his shot is blocked by Jamie Laird for a corner.




2 - What a start for the Terras as Chris Shephard strikes the ball into the corner of Alan Walker-Harris' net inside two minutes.


2 - First effort at goal comes from Adam Kelly but his low drive hits the side netting of the Magpies goal.


The teams are out and the formalities of the pre-match handshakes are done.

Just a few moments until kick-off...


TERRAS v MAGPIES team news

The Terras are unchanged from the side that started the 2-2 with Hitchin on Saturday.

Shane Krac is back on the bench in place of Joe Prodomo.

Terras: Matthews, Wells, Copp, McPhee, Laird, Palmer, Kelly, Rigg, Yetton (c), Sills, Shephard. Subs: Poole, West, Ford, Colwell, Krac.

The Magpies make onhe change from the team that lost 4-1 at Biggleswade two days ago.

Captain Nathan Walker is back to lead the side so Oakley Hanger drops to the bench.

That means Sam Lanahan will play at right-back.

Ben Joyce has passed a fitness test and is among the substitutes, as Tony Rolls and Jason Brookes miss out.

Magpies: Walker-Harris, Lanahan, Buckley, S Walker,  N Walker (c), Gleeson, Crittenden, Smeeton, Cann, Agbo, D Smith. Subs: Joyce, Murphy, Godfrey, Hanger, Woodland

Referee: Sam Ogles (Eastleigh) 


Half an hour to go until kick-off and the rain is showing no signs of relenting here at the Bob Lucas.

But the stands and terraces are filling up nicely and the teams are doing their warm-ups on a pitch that has what looks like a load of big watermarks on it.

The teamsheets should be in the press box before long.



A blast from the past!

Weymouth and Dorchester last met in the league at the Bob Lucas Stadium on New Year's Day 2010 when goals from Pierre Joseph-Dubois and Scott Bennett gave the Terras a 2-0 win in Conference South.

The teams had played out a 0-0 draw at the Avenue on the Boxing Day.

Dorchester would finish that season 17th while Weymouth were relegated after ending the campaign bottom of the table.

These were the teams from that last meeting on January 1, 2010.

As you can see, Nick Crittenden is the only player to play that day who will also be involved today.

Terras: Harrison, McGuinness, Slocombe, Reed, Brice, Bennett, Groves, Allen, Llewellyn (Harris 88), Joseph-Dubois (Foster 90+2), Radcliffe (Dixon 85). Subs not used: Frampton, Neish.

Magpies: Coward, Hill (Emati-Emati 83), Martin (Groves 46), Selley, Walsh, Vickers (Bowles 37), Jermyn, Critchell, Moss, Crittenden, Devlin. Subs not used: Walker, Filkins.


The Magpies getting supoort from the town's other sports teams...



And the Magpies' supporters...
And players...


Here's what the Terras fans are saying ahead of today's game...


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