Manager Matthews hails ‘superb’ display as Weymouth taken to Trophy replay

TERRAS’ boss Jason Matthews felt his side put in a “superb” display against Dorset rivals Poole Town, despite them being pegged back in the dying moments at Tatnam.

Matthews’ men were powerless to stop Lewis Lindsay popping up with a dramatic late leveller, latching on to a corner in the 1-1 draw – a strike which set up a replay at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

Giving his thoughts on Saturday’s game, in which Dean Evans gave his side the lead, Matthews told Echosport: “I felt that we gave an excellent account of ourselves but just could not quite see it out again, which is disappointing, but we go again on Tuesday.

“I thought we took the game to Poole at their own place, which speaks volumes. They are in the top-six in their league and I felt we had the upper hand away from home, which is credit to my boys.

“Obviously with Zubs (Stephane Zubar) going off and Ash (Wells) going off just before the corner, it left us one short and there are fine lines in football, again it has come to bite us.

“There was a build up of pressure at the end. Poole threw a load forward and went for it, we just could not see it out but I have no qualms with the way the boys played, they were superb and, on the whole, over the last few games they have been superb.

“We need to carry it on through to the rest of the season.”

Asked whether he fancied his team’s chances in Tuesday’s return showdown, in which Charlie Davis and Mark Cooper will be suspended, Matthews added: “We have a big chance, we took the game to Poole on Saturday and we need to do that again.”

Defender Zubar is also a doubt with a hamstring injury.

Dorset Echo