MARK Ford looks back fondly on his Weymouth career and revealed he still keeps in touch with the Terras’ staff and fortunes on the pitch.

Ford, now at Dorset Premier League side Blandford United, scored 43 goals in 102 games for Weymouth, including 17 in 19 cup ties.

Along with fellow ex-Terras Harry Baker, he jointly holds the record for most goals scored for Weymouth as a substitute, with seven.

In a cyclical twist of fate, Ford now trains on the same 4G pitch Weymouth hire in Blandford on a Tuesday night.

He told Echosport: “We train on the 4G which Weymouth train on as well as us, we train together on a Tuesday so it’s good to see some old faces there.

“I loved it and I still keep an eye out now. I still talk to quite a few of the backroom staff and I know Paul Maitland (vice chairman).

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“I always want to see how they’re getting on.

“When we haven’t got a game on in midweek or on a Saturday, you look at the fixtures and think: ‘Oh, they’re at home, I’ll come down and watch’.

“Hopefully they’ll have a good season this year, they’ve had a good start.”

On his time with Blandford, Ford added: “The club’s going really well, we’ve got decent facilities now and a good setup.

“With Josh (Feirn, manager) there it’s going really well. We’ve got a decent, young set of lads.”