Written by James Gray (@JGray1998)
There were wins for Weymouth FC and Dorchester in the Southern Premier this weekend, while Poole Town were pegged back by Horsham.
Weymouth made it back to back league wins as they beat Wimborne 1-0 at the Bob Lucas Stadium. Harry Baker notched the all important winner for the Terras in the 84th minute as they maintained their first place in the Evo-stik Southern Premier South Division. Defeat for Wimborne keeps the Magpies in the bottom three and without a league win since the middle of August. They end the weekend with a meagre 4 points.
Dorchester Town also made a return to winning ways in their away clash with Basingstoke Town. The Magpies did initially fall behind on 66 minutes, when Jack McKnight dinked past Alhaji Sesay to make it 1-0 to the home side. However Dorchester responded quickly and drew level just two minutes later through an Aaron Rodriguez strike. Dorchester then completed the turnaround with an njury time winner after Cameron Murray fired home in the 93rd minute. Their late victory moves the Magpies up to 15th place in the Evo-stik Southern Premier South table.
Elswhere, Poole Town made the trip to West Sussex as they visited Horsham FC for their Emirates FA Cup third qualifying round tie. The Dolphins did take a second minute lead against the Hornets, courtesy of a goal from Richard Gillespie. However, despite being a step below the visitors in league terms Horsham levelled the scores just before half-time, when Joe Shelley nodded home from a corner. The score remained 1-1 until the final whistle, which means the two sides will now battle it out in a replay this Tuesday for a place in the next round of the FA Cup.
Meanwhile, in the Wessex Premier Division Bournemouth FC drew away 1-1 to Bemerton Heath Harlequins. The Poppies were unfortunate to concede a goal from almost 40 yards, but a late Ali Zintany goal spared their blushes. It was still a disappointing match for Bournemouth who finished the weekend 7th.
Christchurch FC also endured a poor afternoon as they lost 1-0 away to Cowes Sports, with Jez Conway scoring the only goal of the game for Cowes.