Season Finale For Dorchester and Weymouth
8:10am 26th April 2014
Two of our local football teams wrap up their seasons this afternoon and for one it's a bittersweet affair.
After an outstanding campaign and FA Cup run last season Dorchester Town have been a shadow of their former selves the past 9 months.
Hampered by financial woes, that at one point saw every player up for sale, and top names leaving the club the Magpies have had much to endure in 2013 and 2014, and it's reflected in poor results with just 9 wins this season and a relegation notice from the Skrill South.
Manager Phil Simkin told us they'd never give up fighting and would play until the last ball is kicked and that's what fans can expect when Dorchester take on Ebbsfleet away this afternoon (Saturday 26th April).
The last time the two sides met the Magpies lost 3-1, but our Dorchester side are no strangers to adversity and will want to go out on a high despite the circumstances.
Weymouth Town still have a chance to finish inside the league's top 10 with an away win over Chesham United.
Manager Jason Matthews has steadied the Terras since his arrival midway through the season and although he's focused on the task at hand, he told us he's already planning for next September;
"We've got a very tough game today, Chesham ran Hemel very close last week and it would be nice to end the season on a high and any kinda of result I'll be very pleased with."
"Hopefully next year, i'll be able to make the changes I need to, you know take it from there. Maybe bring in a little bit more experience, a couple of guys to go with the lads I've already got. We've worked on a lot of the pitch putting things in place for next season and hopeful next season it will all come to fruition."
And Bridport face Hengrove United in their penultimate match of the season.
The Bees showed improvement in April with two wins from their last three games.