Venue: Wessex Stadium
Tuesday 7th May 2003, 7.45pm kick-off.


David Laws Testimonial :
Weymouth 1 Yeovil Town 5

Attendance: 1,248


Yeovil: None
Weymouth: None

Line up : (3-4-1-2)

1. Chris Weale

2. Adam Lockwood

4. Terry Skiverton

5. Colin Pluck

Chris Lane

6. Darren Way

8. Lee Johnson

11. Michael McIndoe

10. Nick Crittenden

25. Kirk Jackson

16. Andy Lindegaard

Substitutes: 14. Roy O’Brien, 22. Steven Collis, 7. Adam Stansfield, 21. Steve Thompson 15. Stephen Reed and an unknown overseas trialist (all used)

Scorers: Nick CRITTENDEN (1-0), Michael McINDOE (2-0), Lee JOHNSON (3-0), Steve THOMPSON (4-0), David Laws (4-1), Adam STANSFIELD (5-1).

This report courtesy of Tim Lancaster:

Yeovil Town defeated Weymouth 5-1 at The Wessex Stadium tonight in front of ‘The Terras’ largest home gate of the season – 1,248 – in David Laws’ testimonial game. Yeovil opened the scoring as early as the third minute when Nick CRITTENDEN found the corner of the net with a low drive, and from then on the visitors created numerous chances at regular intervals as they threatened to run up a cricket score.

Kirk Jackson went close on two occasions with headers that dropped the wrong side of the post, however Yeovil scored their second goal when a sublime chip from Michael McINDOE in the 36th minute found the corner of the net – a most bizarre goal indeed as most of the spectators present did not actually realise the ball had entered the net until Weymouth took the centre – the ball rebounding out of the goal via a stanchion as a cloud of smoke from a nearby fire engulfed one half of the stadium! The next time the ball struck a post Lee JOHNSON was on hand to score from two yards in the 38th minute to make the score 3-0.

Half-Time: Weymouth 0 Yeovil Town 3

After the break Yeovil came at Weymouth straight from the kick off and Steve THOMPSON made the score 4-0 in the 48th minute after ‘Terras’ goalkeeper Paul Myers had done well to parry the initial shot, Thompson hammering home the rebound from eight yards which Myers could only push into the net.

David LAWS gave the home supporters something to cheer midway through the second half as he scored a consolation goal, however Yeovil continued to create chance after chance with Jackson somehow failing to get onto the scoresheet when well placed in front of goal, striking an upright and then blazing over when it looked easier to score.

Adam STANSFIELD‘s appearance in the second half bought a rousing reception from the 300 Yeovil fans present, and it was the pacy frontman who rounded the scoring off in the 89th minute when he pushed the ball around Myers before netting from an acute angle infront of his adoring supporters. Weymouth paraded Steve Claridge and Guy Whitingham in their line up with Chris Lane, formerly at Southport, enjoying a productive game for the visitors.

Full-time: Weymouth 1 Yeovil Town 5

Tim Lancaster