The senior players of Weymouth Football Club likely had their eye on next Saturday’s FA Cup first round tie at the Bob Lucas Stadium against League Two club AFC Wimbledon when they traveled to Dover on Saturday to a game in the National League South where they lost 3 goals. to nothing.

Dorchester however are in good form which continued at the Avenue Stadium where they recorded a 1-nil win over visitors Salisbury with their only score coming from Charlie Gunson.

Ahead of the match, the Magpies secured the signing of former Gosport striker Harvey Bradbury to add to their senior squad.

In the Wessex League, Portland United traveled to Hythe and Dibden and came back with a point as they scored the game with one goal apiece.

In the South West Peninsular league, East Bridport hosted Plymouth Students Marjons and won the match by 2 goals to nil.

In local rugby, Dorchester were away at Walcot for a Tribute Southern Counties game and lost 49 points 29 while in the same division Swanage and Wareham played 5 all draws with local rivals Wimborne at Bestwall Park and Slaughtergate North Dorset overcame the challenge of visitors Blandford winning the game by 41 points to 7.

In Tribute Dorset and Wilts Division South Bridport lost to Oakmeadians 33 to 3, Puddletown made a home walk over no show Bournemouth 3rd xv and Swans second team lost to visitors Wimborne Extra First xv 13 dots at 40.

At County Ground Poole on Sunday, Weymouth’s women’s side replayed their Women’s FA Cup first round tie which was abandoned last weekend when an electrical storm threatened the safety of players, forcing the referee to halt proceedings with only minutes to go and the Terras were down 3 goals to 1. Then in the space of 7 days, the Terras women turned a potential 2 goal loss into a 2 goal victory with their scores coming from Dani Ackerman and Charlie Wilson with no response from their hosts.

Story and photo: Idris Martin

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