Blues battle back to draw with Terras

Southern League Premier Division: Weymouth 2 Dunstable Town 2

Dunstable Town staged a magnificent second half fight back to come from 2-0 down to earn a point against Weymouth on Saturday.

Midfielder Charlie Smith made his debut after joining on loan from Luton Town, while Steven Gregory returned after missing the Banbury clash.

The hosts had the better of the first half as Chris Shepherd, Dean Evans, Stuart Yetton and Chris McPhee impressed, with Shepherd sending one effort over.

Dunstable could find no answers in midfield, as their only shot saw Garry Jones send an easy effort at Jason Matthews.

The opening goal arrived on 23 minutes when a good Terras move saw Shepherd finish well.

Jones had another shot straight at Matthews, before it was 2-0 on 34 minutes when home skipper Yetton found the net.

Just before half time, Tony Burnett and Chris Marsh almost gave the Blues a way back into the game, but their attempts were snuffed out.

After the break, the Blues brought on Jemale McKenzie-Lowe and Gary Wharton for Terry Dixon and Burnett, as Charlie Henry and Smith started to dictate proceedings.

Blues keeper Charlie May made some decent stops to keep his side in the game, while Dunstable were back in the match as McKenzie-Lowe deftly finished his 11th of the season.

Wharton then had to go off as Elliot Bailey came on and 10 minutes later, the visitors were level when Henry cut in from the right flank and fired home a splendid effort.

Bailey was inches away from a winner, skimming a shot just over, but Dunstable could return to Creasey Park happy with their hard-fought point.

Dunstable host Poole Town this weekend.

Weymouth: Jason Matthews, Callum Laird (Adam Kelly), Jordan Copp, Chris McPhee, Jamie Laird, Calvin Brooks, Alec Fiddes, Dean Evans, Stewart Yetton, Steve Colwell, Chris Shephard (Robbie Matthews)

Sub not used: Neil Martin, Conor Jevon, Adam Kelly, George Rigg.

Dunstable: Charlie May, Danny May, Garry Jones, Steven Gregory, captain, Shane Blackett, Charlie Smith, Adam Watkins, Charlie Henry, Tony Burnett (Garry Wharton, 57, Elliot Bailey 61), Terry Dixon (Jamale McKenzie-Lowe 46), Christopher Marsh.

Subs not used: Bartolomij Pedrycz, David Lynn.

Referee: Mark Derrien.

Attendance: 468.

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