TWO hat-tricks, eight goals, a new signing, players returning from injury and a top of the table clash, safe to say Saturday could not be faulted for drama after Weymouth's 4-4 with the Met Police.

But what can you take away from the contest? Aidan Williams is on hand to discuss five talking points from Saturday.


That was as smooth a Weymouth attacking performance as I can recall for some time.

Brandon Goodship's hat-trick was very well taken, the first saw a lovely pass from Abdulai Baggie before Goodship stayed very calm to slot under Sam Mason with no fuss.

The second was from a Calvin Brooks-earned penalty, while Jake McCarthy produced a great outside of the boot pass for Goodship to side-foot home for the third.

Add in Cameron Murray's lovely strike late on and you cannot fault the Weymouth attack from this match, at a title rival as well no less.


The first 40 minutes, on reflection, were very out of kilter with the rest of the match.

Tom McHale thwarted Jack Mazzone three times in an intriguing subplot to the first half, and Weymouth didn't really look like conceding.

Yet in the second half you worried every time the Met Police came forward, which allowed Luke Robertson to claim three efforts as his side came back a remarkable four times to claim a point.

The Met Police have had a difficult backdrop to this season, which could fill another piece like this all by itself, and are surprised to be where they are which may explain their never-say-die attitude.

At least they certainly didn't follow an initially all too recognisable script...


Steve Claridge was sat in the stands at Imber Court, with Salisbury's match at home to Farnborough postponed, and I would have given more than a penny for his thoughts as Cameron Murray lashed in to hand the Terras a late, seemingly-winning, goal in the 86th minute.

This is a sight Claridge would be all too familiar with, as the Terras have scored late goals to claim victory against his side twice already this season.

In fact I think most people expected the script to be followed - after a match of sheer drama surely Murray's goal would be the end of it and the Met Police couldn't manage to hit back a fourth time.

Perhaps that is exactly why the script wasn't followed.


Callum Buckley grabbed his first start since his injury, while Sam Sherring came on as a late substitute. The injuries that have dogged the Weymouth defence are, seemingly, nearly over.

It must have been frustrating for fans, but signing further players for what amounts to two or three very badly-timed, but definitely short term, injuries would not have been sensible.

Nevertheless, for anyone sat in the stands it must have been a shame how evident the absences have been.


It hasn't felt like Weymouth have been at their fluid best on a consistent basis for some time now, with the club eighth in the form table going back over 10 and 15 games.

So all things considered they are doing remarkably well.

They are fourth in the table, but can go a point behind league leaders Taunton, should they win their games in hand.

Yes, cynics will point to that being a big 'if' should form not be great, but the corner is being slowly turned.

The defensive reinforcement with players coming back should ease this, as should McHale getting more and more games, while the attack was superb on Saturday.

Yes, it has been a tough run of form, but if Weymouth are able to get back to their best, which I suspect is coming, then it is far from doom and gloom.