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Weymouth rally to seal unlikely-looking win

Hungerford control first half but caught cold after the break

Malcolm Howe

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Weymouth rally to seal unlikely-looking win

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Weymouth 2 Hungerford Town 1

HUNGERFORD go back into action tonight against Hitchin Town at Bulpit Lane on the back of a first away league defeat of the season.

It was one that hardly looked likely as Hungerford controlled the first period and Weymouth player-manager Jason Matthews was kept busy in goal.

He was beaten after 16 minutes When a Mike Jones pass deflected for a corner that Jones took, and Nat Jarvis eventually drove the ball home.

Hungerford were rarely threatened, but the game changed rapidly after the break when Weymouth charged forward band full back Mark Cooper lashed home a shot at the second attempt from the edge of the box.

Ten minutes later, George Wigg got in behind to cross and Stuart Yetton got the nod-back for Adam Kelly to score from 18 yards.

Matthews saved from substitute Harry Goodger and Mark Draycott twice shot wide and once to test the goalkeeper, while Stefan Brown put the ball over from six yards out as Hungerford saw three points slip away that were close to being bagged and taken home.

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