Weymouth manager Mark Molesley described the Terras’ 2-0 Dorset Senior Cup quarter-final victory over Poole Town as a “worthwhile exercise”.
Affectionately known as ‘El Jurassico’, the latest renewal of the rivalry between these two south coast sides was a little tamer than expected.
In a game light on chances, Brett Williams converted a 20th-minute penalty to put Weymouth into the lead, which was doubled an hour later by Pat Suraci.
Poole came closest to scoring soon after that chance when Ollie Dennett was denied by a fabulous save from Terras’ gloveman Tom Rees, who preserved his clean sheet as Weymouth strolled into the semi-finals.
Speaking to Echosport, Molesley was buoyed by the return to action of several Weymouth players.
He said: “It was a difficult game, they had a similar mix to us with first-team players and young players.
“It made for quite an open game with both teams trying to play football. It was a worthwhile exercise for us.”