Hopper 71 pen, Dawson 79, 81


Goodship 16, Wakefield 26, Murray 76, Baker 84

FIVE goals in a ridiculous second half ended with Harry Baker firing the winner as Weymouth beat Salisbury 4-3 in a classic contest in their Evo-Stik Southern Premier South battle at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium.

Salisbury fought back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to level at 3-3, but Baker sent the Terras’ fans into delirium with his late strike.

Weymouth made three changes as Tom McHale made his second debut for the Terras, in place of Chris Lewington who was absent from the squad entirely.

The other two switches saw Jordan Ngalo and Abdulai Baggie come in for Tiago Sa and Josh Carmichael.

Weymouth had the first chance of the match when Baggie crossed into the box and Brandon Goodship got a brief touch on the end of a header away, but it was comfortably dealt with by the Salisbury defence.

A snap shot from Goodship then provoked the first save of the match from Salisbury stopper Jake Hallett.

The game began to blossom into life soon after.

Lewis Benson propped up a fantastic cross to Dan Fitchett who headed over the bar from four yards out.

Benson again tried to find Fitchett but this time McHale saved before Ben Thomson shot against the legs of the alert and onrushing Hallett.

Yet Weymouth would not be held for long, as after 16 minutes Goodship fired a low shot under Hallett to give the Terras the lead. 

A surging run from Ngalo saw him charge from the halfway line and help set up a chance for Goodship, who from the edge of the box fired narrowly wide.

An early injury to Matt Partridge then saw him replaced after 21 minutes to further dent the home side.

Five minutes later, the Terras would double their lead in fantastic fashion. 

A lengthy passing move got the finish it deserved as Wakefield curled a brilliant shot into the far corner past the flying palms of Hallett after 26 minutes.

Thomson did little to pacify the home fans when he was booked for flying into a tackle on Claudio Herbert a minute later.

Salisbury threatened late in the half and should have scored through Tom Whelan.

A move forward culminated in a cutback to Whelan, who rifled in from close to the penalty spot, yet Ngalo was there to deflect it over, to the obvious gratitude of McHale.

There were no real further chances as the Terras rounded off one of their finer halves in recent times.

It was a tough start to the second half, but a commanding one from Terras' Stephane Zubar.

Time and time again the Whites poured forward and time and time again Zubar was on hand to clear the ball away, meaning that despite quite a dominant period for the home side, they struggled to muster a shot.

Weymouth were still a threat however, as Yemi Odubade fired a shot in that required a save from Hallett.

However, the Whites would find a way to break the Terras’ defence and it came from the spot.

Wakefield carelessly barged into Whelan and earned a booking in the process.

As a result, substitute Luke Hopper stepped up to send McHale the wrong way and bring his side right back into the contest.

Wakefield almost made amends moments later but put his header over the bar.

Calvin Brooks then made a mockery of the Salisbury defence, easily cutting through and putting the ball on a plate for Cameron Murray to grab his first Weymouth goal.

Aaron Dawson then grabbed a quickfire double as the Whites poured forward at alarming ease.

He grabbed his first when Fitchett somehow could not take it in from four yards out.

A very similar move saw the home side level with Dawson again on the end of an incisive move forward.

Yet the Terras would have their way through the rain and the Salisbury defence.

A brilliant move forward saw substitute Baker rolled in after a Hallett save provided him with a near-open goal to aim for.

Baker duly obliged and surged to the corner flag to celebrate with the ecstatic visiting fans.

Despite six minutes of injury time, Weymouth held on to claim three points and move into third after a brilliant contest. 

Salisbury: Hallet, Wheeler, Sparkes, Whelan, Bosma, Partridge (Herbert 21), Benson, Dawson, Fitchett, Mullings (Hopper 67), Young. Subs not used: Hillson, Sommerton, Beeden

Terras: McHale, Ngalo, Baggie, Brooks, Zubar, McCarthy, Murray (Baker 82), Wakefield, Thomson, Goodship (Carmichael 62), Odubade (Wells 89). Subs not used: Thomas, Buckley.

Attendance: 1,224

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