City faced struggling Weymouth at home as they looked to build on last weeks positive result against Trojans.
The city team were up for this game from the first whistle and were determined not to begin this fixture with the same complacency that had troubled them the previous week. City pressed hard from the start and created many early chances but were unable to beat the Weymouth keeper who remained solid for the first 10 minutes of the game. It wasn't long before City would be rewarded for their efforts as Ian Cheshire took a quick long corner driving into the D and firing low and hard leaving the Weymouth keeper and defence as nothing more than spectators. Robbie Boswell was next to net for his first of the day as he reacted quickest to an initially save shot and buried the mid air rebound into the roof of the Weymouth net. Luke Parsons would be next to sign his name on the score sheet and would do so twice in quick succession, firstly by following up on a saved Stu Avery strike and moments later would find himself at the back post with only the keeper to beat thanks to an offload from Ivan Boswell. Robbie Boswell going on to add a fifth to the city tally just before half time.
COP 5 - 0 Weymouth
Weymouth emerged following the break with a desire to get something from this game. City initially continued with a story line much like the first half winning numerous short corners with routines correctly called by Pete Hayward that would see Stu Avery smash a total of 3 past the Weymouth keeper from these routines throughout the second half. This was not however without some response from Weymouth as a few short corners awarded to the Weymouth team would get the better of the usually solid city defence and keeper allowing them 3 consolation goals as the City team struggled to maintain their intensity in light of their dominance. Stu Avery not content with just a hat-trick would score one final time, his fourth of the afternoon with a lifted effort over the on rushing Weymouth keeper.
COP 9 - 3 Weymouth
City now sit 3rd in Hampshire division 1 on goal difference with Sailsbury hot on their heels. The team travel away next week to Yately for a must win fixture.
Updated 14:07 - 18 Feb 2018 by Luke Parsons