WEYMOUTH edged closer to the title with a 4-0 win against Staines Town and took advantage of the Met Police's 3-1 result at Taunton to be seven points clear at the top with only four games left.

As ever, Aidan Williams is on hand to take you through five talking points from the weekend.


NO, IT was not the most entertaining game.

I thought Staines looked beaten after the second goal, and although they picked up later on, the result rarely looked in doubt for huge swathes of the match.

But perspective is needed, in just over a seven-day spell Weymouth have beaten Hartley Wintney 3-0, defeated title rivals Met Police 4-0 and beaten Staines Town 4-0.

Any team would be ecstatic at such a run of results and deservedly so.

It might not have been a classic, but it really does not matter.


IT CAUGHT my eye that, when beginning their fifth last game of the season when chasing the title, Jake McCarthy took the time to chat to the mascots – as did Tom McHale and Stephane Zubar at least prior to the match – moments before kick-off.

You might have forgiven them for their thoughts being elsewhere prior to the game, but they took the time to chat and the youngsters clearly enjoyed it.

It was just nice to see and it surely brought a smile out of anyone else who noticed, especially when the youngsters – from a Weymouth youth team – clapped to the crowd, exactly in the same manner McCarthy did.


IF WEYMOUTH win, Taunton do not win at home against Kings Langley and the Met Police lose to Swindon Supermarine, the Terras are mathematically champions.

If the Met Police draw then they have to overhaul a goal difference of at least 16 – due to Weymouth needing to win at Beaconsfield – and hope the Terras do not grab a further point.

The Terras are not there yet, but they are far enough along in the journey that fans should enjoy the ride.

Even if worst comes to the worst then panic stations are a while away so just enjoy it.

Also, everyone scrambling to become a mathematician is always a good sign.


STAINES might not defend all that well, the number of chances Weymouth had said it all.

Yet they did not seem to be overly physical or frustrated despite having been relegated for some time now.

They made chances going forward and stifled Weymouth more than I imagine the home side would have liked.

To say they have had a tough season is being searingly pedantic, but they should emerge from that game with their heads held high, all considered.


BRANDON Goodship scored four and people, justifiably, think he should have scored more. The last of his efforts was his 36th goal of the season.

It is a relentless consistency that sees him in a situation where he could well break his record of 38 league goals from last season.

That is remarkable.

He has had less games on offer to him due to the league reshuffling prior to this season, and six goals in five days is a great statistic to have next to your name.