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Football: Magpies and Terras live updates

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    Aidan Williams and Neil Walton are on hand to provide live updates as Dorchester are at home to Merthyr Town while Weymouth travel to Biggleswade Town in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division.
  • The Terras face a side that they beat 2-0 at the Bob Lucas Stadium the last time the two teams met back in November thanks to goals from Josh Wakefield and Harry Baker.
  • The victory proved to be the first match of a 10 game unbeaten spell in the league for the Terras.
  • Mark Cooper plays for Melksham Town this weekend and starts in their match against Wells City as he builds up match fitness.
  • Otherwise, the Terras have a clean bill of health barring Harry Baker who will face an assessment to see if he is able to make his return from an injury sustained against Royston Town.
  • Dorchester come into the game with Merthyr knowing that a win could seal their status in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division next season.
  • Although the Magpies have never been in realistic danger of relegation, a victory coupled with a loss for Dunstable Town would officially cement their position.
  • But Steve Thompson’s men have not won against the Martyrs in three attempts – their most recent win coming in February 2016 when a Toby Holmes double helped the county town side to a 4-2 success.
  • Hours before kick-off, Dorchester announced the signing of winger Aaron Rodriguez on a permanent deal from rivals Weymouth. Rodriguez could make the Magpies’ matchday squad if the move is ratified in time by league authorities.

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