Spoils shared late on

The Non-League Football Paper - - SOUTHERN PREMIER SOUTH - By Dill Butcher

BY MARK Moles­ley’s ad­mis­sion Wey­mouth are suf­fer­ing a bit of a “sticky spell” at the mo­ment but their rous­ing fin­ish to this game is sure to raise spir­its at the Bob Lu­cas Sta­dium.

The Terras boss thought when Hart­ley grabbed their sec­ond they were out of it but they ended the game on a real high.

Moles­ley then added: “Although we were nowhere near our usual selves, we got a point. We didn’t move it well early on and didn’t cre­ate enough while they were very well or­gan­ised. This is a sticky spell but we will iron out the creases and nav­i­gate through.”

In a luke­warm first half, the Terras en­joyed most of the pos­ses­sion but strug­gled to make chances.

Bran­don Good­ship pow­ered a drive straight at keeper Paul Strud­ley on eight min­utes and then a Josh Wake­field cor­ner had to be flicked over shortly af­ter.

From the next cor­ner, Ty­ron Smith bravely blocked an­other fierce Good­ship drive be­fore the con­test swung the other way.

The vis­i­tors had been lack­lus­tre with their fi­nal de­liv­ery, that was un­til the 28th minute when Jack French threaded a de­light­ful ball through for Michael Camp­bell to chase but he skewed his shot hor­ri­bly wide.

But that open­ing seemed to ig­nite Hart­ley who then fin­ished the half well on top.

Skip­per Nic Ciar­dini should have done bet­ter with a header that drifted over the far post but mo­ments later they got the goal they de­served.

First, keeper Jor­dan Seabright did well to thwart Louie Paget but the Terras strug­gle to clear the dan­ger and Jac­ques Kpo­ho­mouh slot­ted home.

Early in the sec­ond pe­riod, the hosts con­tin­ued to be frus­trated although Good­ship ended a quick break in the 74th minute with a shot just wide.

How­ever, within three min­utes of that near miss, Hart­ley ap­peared to put the game to bed when a fab­u­lous ball from Paget picked out Michael Camp­bell who coolly lobbed Seabright.

The Terras were not done though and that goal only served to set up a pul­sat­ing last 15 min­utes and a se­ri­ous fight back.

In the 81st, Ab­du­lai Bag­gie fires through a crowded box and Stephane Zubar nudged the ball home. And then, the hosts got their last-gasp lev­eller when An­to­nio Diaz pulled the ball back for sub­sti­tute Warren Bent­ley to tuck home.

PIC­TURE: Idris Martin

NET GAINS: Wey­mouth de­fender Stephane Zubar forces the ball over the line to cut Hart­ley’s lead

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