Blair 30


Modeste 59, Bettamer 83

WEYMOUTH were undone by a lacklustre second-half display as Concord Rangers came from behind to register a 2-1 win at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Tom Blair had given the dominant Terras a 1-0 lead but the hosts allowed Concord back into the game as Ricky Modeste’s stunning curler levelled matters.

And Modeste won a penalty seven minutes from time, Mo Bettamer tucking home the rebound after Zaki Oualah made a good low save.

While winning, Weymouth were theoretically up to 19th but now find themselves back in 23rd.

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Weymouth made one change to the starting XI that began the 2-1 win over Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday.

Chris Francis, on loan from Bournemouth until the end of the season, took no place in the matchday squad.

In came new signing Brendan Willson to take his place.

Weymouth only named four loanees in the matchday squad, with Jamie Egan, David Sesay, Willson and David Nyarko all featuring.

One more would have been permitted but neither Francis, Will Dawes or Nahum Melvin-Lambert made the 16.

Dan Matsuzaka, Harvey Slade, Luke Nippard and Matt Buse formed the rest of the bench, joining Nyarko.

Feeding off the confidence of consecutive home wins over Hampton & Richmond and Dulwich, Weymouth made a fast start.

Willson’s tame header was collected by Concord keeper Mitchell Beeney but a delicious move involving Xander McBurnie and Ahkeem Rose ended with Tom Bearwish lashing a shot at Beeney.

David Sesay blasted a volley over before McBurnie’s lofted through ball put Brad Ash away, only for the striker to direct his attempted lob into Beeney’s grasp.

For all Weymouth’s dominance, they should have fallen 1-0 down in the 16th minute when Concord broke after defending two corners.

Weymouth flicked a cross away to Mo Kamara, who with the freedom of the box badly miscontrolled, allowing Zaki Oualah to smother his shot.

Sesay then went close for the Terras, sending a dipping shot towards goal that a backpeddling Beeney did well to tip over.

With Weymouth back in the ascendancy, the Terras turned up the heat and it came as no surprise when they scored in the 30th minute.

Blair’s corner began the mayhem, leading to pinball in the box as Nathan Carlyle saw two point-blank shots saved.

Ash then picked up possession and fizzed a cross along the six-yard box that Concord hoisted clear. That was until Blair disguised a shot from 20 yards that flew inside the near post for his second goal of the season.

Sesay and Kamara exchanged bookings before the break and Concord reacted by hooking the latter for Jimmy Wallace at half-time.

The change gave Concord extra impetus and, after a few warning signs with blocked efforts, they equalised in the 59th minute.

Modeste raced onto a lovely crossfield pass, cut inside and curled a left-footed beauty beyond Oualah into the far corner.

Both sides should have scored in the 73rd minute when Modeste somehow missed Ola Ogunwamide’s low cross, before Rose poked Bearwish through at the other end, Weymouth’s skipper then contriving to stab wide with the goal at his mercy.

The miss proved crucial as Concord netted following a penalty in the 83rd minute.

Modeste was at the centre of the action again, brought down by Scott Rees, and although Bettamer’s spot-kick was saved the rebound fell perfectly for the taker to drill home.

Weymouth reacted by bringing off Rees for Nippard and the hosts did at least work Beeney in the 87th minute when Ash tried his luck inside the box.

From a free-kick, Weymouth saw Carlyle hook to Ash and the striker scored only to be flagged offside.

One final chance for Weymouth came via a 25-yard free-kick as Blair was bundled over, but Ash’s timid free-kick was straight at Beeney as Concord survived without alarm to post a big three points.

Terras: Oualah, Egan, Sesay, Carlyle, McBurnie, Blair, Bearwish, (Buse 80), Willson, Rees (Nippard 84), Rose, Ash. Subs not used: Matsuzaka, Slade, Nyarko.

Concord: Beeney, Popo, Ramsay, Smith, Beckett, Williamson, Bettamer, Kyei (Munns 90+3), Kamara (Wallace 46), Ogunwamide, Modeste. Subs not used: Warney-Eley, Akanbi, Tuawsaam.

Referee: Craig Scriven

Attendance: 698