Rosenior made changes
to the side that had lost 2-0 at King's Lynn but still
failed to find a winning formula against a hard working
Weymouth side. Assistant manager Steve Fergusson found
himself the surprise casualty with midfielder Andy Tucker
drafted back in to the eleven. Rosenior also experimented
with a new look back line, right-back Jon Holloway
appearing to play on the right of three centre-backs with
Wyatt and Hemmings as wing-backs.
Weymouth opened the
brighter with new signing Dean Birkby keen to make a good
impression for the Terras. However City's new look back
three with Holloway slotting in as a right sided centre
back held firm. While Weymouth dominated possession City
had the better chances with Mings, Mainwaring, Wyatt and
Hemmings all guilty of squandering chances.
City seemed to have
done enough for a half time lead when Adie Mings was
felled in the area after 35 minutes. In the absence of
Steve Fergusson it was Gary Thorne who stepped up to take
the kick, but he blasted his effort straight at Myers in
the Weymouth goal.
The second half saw
City dominant with continual pressure still failing to
yield the vital goal. Strange refereeing decisions did
little to help with Mingsy once again singled out for
special persecution. Tucker grafted well in midfield, and
Wyatt came more into the game down the right hand side.
Good work between him and Webb gave Tucker a clear sight
of goal, but his textbook header downwards managed to
bounce clear over the bar.
City held on to a
point and while Leroy will be happier with the defensive
aspects of this performance City still have to hit top
gear going forward. They will want to find their best
form quickly as Saturday sees the visit of table toppers
Nuneaton Borough who test their 100% record at Meadow