Jamaican Rose ends Weymouth losing streak

February 02, 2023
Ahkeem Rose
Ahkeem Rose
Ahkeem Rose
Ahkeem Rose


Jamaican forward Ahkeem Rose scored shortly after the break to set up a crucial 2-1 win for strugglers Weymouth over Hampton and Richmond, in a sixth-tier English National League South match Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old Rose struck on 47 minutes to double the Terras' advantage at the Bob Lucas Stadium after the hosts had only David Sesay's ninth-minute goal to show for their dominance, having missed a hatful of chances.

Rose's goal came from a corner routine with Tom Blair's delivery floated to the back post where Rose peeled off his marker and headed in via a sliced attempted clearance on the line.

Tommy Wood's neat finish on 55 minutes cut the deficit to set up a nerve-shredding finish with Weymouth, who remain one from bottom in the 24-team table, resisting heavy pressure to bag the three points and end a five-match losing streak.

A cynical foul by Tom Bearwish on substitute Brandon Barzey gave the visitors one last chance in the 96th minute.

Dan Wishart stepped up but could only slam his free-kick into the wall to invite the full-time whistle as Weymouth vociferously celebrated their second home league win of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Bermuda midfielder Reggie Lambe, who will turn 32 on Saturday, grabbed a late goal to secure a 2-1 win for Stowmarket Town in their Isthmian League North Division clash away to Brentwood Town.

Lambe netted the winner in the 69th minute during a cagey affair at the Brentwood Centre Arena to get sixth-placed Stowmarket's promotion push back on track.

It was the second goal in three outings for the former Bermuda captain and his ninth overall for the season.

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