WEYMOUTH grabbed a much-needed and morale boosting 2-1 win at Walton Casuals at the weekend, but what more can we take from the result?

As ever, Aidan Williams is on hand to take you through five talking points from this weekend’s action.


MARK Childs was on the bench for the Terras and in joining the club became the third goalkeeper to link up with Weymouth in under a month.

Tom McHale is the established number one, while I understand the three-and-a-half hour commute is a problem for Chris Lewington – and to be on the bench it is fair enough.

Jack Martin has commitments elsewhere so cannot take his spot on the bench as frequently as I imagine he would like, while Jordan Seabright and Lloyd Thomas have both long since departed.

It all makes sense, it’s just woeful luck that so much effort must be being spent on something that looked so secure as of two months ago.


JORDAN Ngalo on the bench, Sam Sherring back in defence, Stephane Zubar, Calvin Brooks and Callum Buckley also at the back.

If ever a line-up alone put nerves at ease it was that and it was at that point that I became somewhat reassured my match report would be discussing the matter of three points.

And it showed, Weymouth wasted no time in taking the lead, with Ben Thomson grabbing the goal.

There are bodies to come back, and it will feel remarkable just how long the Terras have coped without the marquee signings of Josh McQuoid and Warren Bentley.

Yet being able to name this team felt crucial.


I WAS there for both of Walton Casuals’ trips to Dorset this season, and both times I left with the same thought: where would they be if they could turn that last 20 minutes performance into a full 90?

Well Saturday didn’t beg that question, as Weymouth scored in the 69th minute and saw it out.

A morale-boosting result for the Terras regardless, but if they want an extra pat on the back they can take credit for nullifying a side that don’t know when to give up.


I WOULD be surprised if there weren’t a few fans in the terraces at the Waterside Stadium glancing down to see the Metropolitan Police versus Salisbury match score.

It ended in a draw, which for the purposes of attempting to re-establish the Weymouth-Taunton Town top two hegemony was critical.

With results for the Peacocks and Terras not being ideal for recent times Salisbury and the Met Police are a real thorn and it is very much a top four.

However, those two cancelling each other out should soften the memory of Weymouth’s 4-4 draw at the latter.


BRANDON Goodship netted his 25th league goal of the campaign against Walton for all three points, but he will be able to share a wry smile with Toby Holmes.

Holmes has become Goodship’s lead contender for the award of league top goalscorer this year, with both Goodship and the Wimborne marksman tied on 25 goals.

The only other player within six goals of the pair is Swindon Supermarine’s Conor McDonagh.

So if Weymouth fans weren’t already entertained with one fascinating race at the top, they should cast a glance over to the goalscoring tallies.