The magnificent run of 35 Evo-Stik League games unbeaten is finally over after the Peacocks lost 2-1 at Weymouth yesterday evening (14th August).

It was always going to be a tough assignment against one of the title favourites and so it proved in an absorbing encounter . Town made a storming start though and grabbed the lead after just four minutes when Matt Wright headed home from close range from Rocky Neal’s cross. Several other opportunities came and went for the Peacocks before the hosts began to make their presence felt but only really tested Lloyd Irish once in the first half. Increasing pressure paid off for Weymouth after 59 minutes when Brandon Goodship rifled a strike past Irish from the edge of the area. Both sides pushed to find another goal, with Wright having a header disallowed, but the winner went the Terras’ way in the final minute, Goodship setting up Abdulai Baggie to slot the ball across Irish amidst wild celebrations. The Peacocks will now look to bounce back when they visit Kings Langley this coming Saturday.

Reaction | manager Leigh Robinson said: “It’s always disappointing of course to lose so late in the game especially when we’d given so much. We feel pretty hard done by to come away with nothing from a game where we gave as well as we got and caused a seriously good side so many problems. I think a draw would have been a fair result on the balance of the game but they scored a high quality goal to equalise and we switched off a bit defensively for the winner unfortunately and you cannot do that against the quality at their disposal. We’re perhaps left looking back at the first half and thinking we should have scored one or two more goals when we were so on top and looking really incisive. The players are gutted of course but I take a longer term view and see so many positives in us at the moment. We may have lost the game tonight but we’ve gained a lot of respect and if we can keep replicating how we’ve played on Saturday and Tuesday this week, we’ll have a really good season.”