Murray 28, Cordner 41, McQuoid 64


Kelly 61

WEYMOUTH earned their fourth straight win over Maidenhead United with a fully merited 3-1 win at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

First-half goals from Cam Murray and Tyler Cordner set the Terras on their way before Josh McQuoid’s neat finish made it 3-1 after Josh Kelly had pulled a goal back.

Weymouth made five changes to the side that began the 1-0 loss at Grimsby Town on Saturday.

Brandon Goodship, Tom Bearwish, Andy Robinson, Calvin Brooks and Ahkeem Rose were all benched.

In came Omar Mussa, Brad Ash, Josh Leslie-Smith, Cameron Murray and Taofiq Olomowewe.

Maidenhead, who prior to kick-off had a perfect record from two games, began brightly with the lively Josh Kelly seeing his cross blocked by Ben Morgan.

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Kelly caused problems on the break too, collecting a long pass and forcing a big stop from a flying Ross Fitzsimons.

Weymouth began to settle midway through the half as Brad Ash won a throw and a corner before the Terras took the lead in the 28th minute.

Maidenhead raged for a foul on Kane Ferdinand by Mussa but the midfielder carried on to find McQuoid, whose ball round the corner to Murray allowed the winger to fire a precise finish on the angle.

His goal ended Weymouth’s wait of 414 minutes for a competitive goal, but Leslie-Smith was in superb form to make two crucial interventions at the other end.

His good work proved crucial as Sean Shields won a corner and from his delivery Cordner powered home a header.

Maidenhead ended the half strongly but the Terras retained their lead into the second half – promptly hitting the post twice.

Shields’ magnificent shot fizzed across the box before striking the far post and Murray nearly grabbed a second with a deft header at close range.

Instead it was Maidenhead who scored, Kelly notching a personally deserved goal with a low finish after Weymouth failed to clear a cross in the 61st minute.

But three minutes later, the classy McQuoid lifted Leslie-Smith’s delicious pass over Magpies’ keeper James Holden to make it 3-1.

Weymouth bristled with confidence in the closing stages as Holden pushed clear Cordner’s 30-yard effort and Leslie-Smith was denied by a last-ditch tackle.

But the Terras had more than enough in reserve to record their first win of the new league season.

Terras: Fitzsimons, Morgan (Robinson 59), Cordner, Mussa (Bearwish 89), McQuoid (Goodship 77), Ash, Leslie-Smith, Murray, Harfield, Olomowewe, Shields. Subs not used: Brooks, Rose.

Maidenhead: Holden, Wells (Beckwith 66), de Havilland, Parry, Clerima, Asonganyi (Smith 73), Ferdinand, Sheckleford, Acquah, Kelly, Adams (Upward 55). Subs not used: Blissett, Massey.

Referee: Scott Jackson

Attendance: 849