Weymouth make Hemel Hempstead Town work for their win
Weymouth gave early-season pace-setters Hemel Hempstead Town a real test before losing 1-0 at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Saturday.
The visitors, currently second and just one point behind Evo-Stik Southern League leaders Leamington, were forced to work hard for their three points, which were secured through pacy striker Charlie Mpi's 35th minute strike.
There was more than a touch of good fortune about the goal - Alex Campana's cross took a deflection to find its way to Mpi, and the Terras' appealed in vain for an offside flag.
Weymouth - without injured defenders Sam Poole and Barry McConnell - created several good chances of their own in the first half with Ben Joyce, Dan Smith and Scott Walker all going close.
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Early in the second half, Walker hit the post with a header following a cross from Smith, who later fired an effort into the side netting.
Town still posed a threat though, particularly through the dangerous Mpi, who forced a fine save out of Simon Evans after bursting through the Terras defence.
Next up for Weymouth is the short trip to in-form Frome Town on Wednesday night (7.45pm).