Weymouth FC ReservesDivision One
Ground: The Bob Lucas Stadium
Nickname: "The Terras"
- Formed:1896 & joined Wessex League:2016/17
- Chairman: Chris Pugsley
- Secretary: Ray Pearce - 07801 697474
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.theterras.co.uk
- Clubhouse: Yes
- Midweek: Wednesday
- Colours: Claret shirts, White shorts, Sky Blue socks
- Alt. colours: Yellow shirts, Yellow shorts, Yellow socks
- Sat Nav: DT4 9XJ
Wetherspoons: "The William Henry" 1 Frederick Place Weymouth DT4 8HQ
- Weymouth FC Reserves,The Bob Lucas Stadium,DT4 9XJ
Directions: - From the A35 Dorchester by-pass take the A354 for approximately1.3 miles. At the Manor roundabout continue straight across on A354. At Chaffeys roundabout take the third exit onto Granby Way (B3157). At the Wessex roundabout take the third exit and the entrance to the football Club is immediately on the left
The club were founder members of the Dorset League in 1896-1897 before they moved into the Western League in 1907-1908 whilst subsequently also running a Dorset League up until the outbreak of the Great War. When the club reformed, in 1919, Weymouth initially entered the Dorset League before re-joining the Western League in 1921-22 and as in the pre War years they subsequently fielded a senior team in both competitions. After winning the Western League Championship in the 1922-23, they decided to adopt full time professionalism and attained membership of the Southern League with the reserves joining the Western League Division 2 in 1925-26. However, after initial success the interest started to wane and attendances fell, along with income, to such an extent that the club were forced to take drastic measure to survive, and at the end of the 1927-28 season they withdrew from the Southern League and returned the Western League as an amateur side taking the reserves berth in Division 2, while the second team moved back into to the Dorset League. During the 30’s Weymouth became a power in Western League circles winning the championship three times.
As the first team attained Southern League status in 1949-50, the Reserves stepped into the Western League Division 1, lifting the League Championship in 1953-54. Weymouth entered a third team into the Dorset Combination in 1958-59, initially staying for two seasons before rejoining in 1962 where they remained until the end of the 1966-67 season, when their place was taken by the Reserves who dropped down from the Western League after 18 years. In their first two seasons in the Combination, 1967-68 and 1968-69, Weymouth Reserves secured back to back league championships, including a League and Cup double in the latter season before returning to the Western League in 1969-70 where they remained for just one season, finishing third from bottom.
Weymouth Reserves returned to the Dorset Combination at the start of the 1971-72 season remaining for six seasons before dropping out of the league. In 1982-83 the side rejoined the Western League, with their best finish ninth in 1985-86 before again moving back to the Combination at the start of the 1982-83 season. The Reserves again lifted the title in 1989-90 but during their final seasons remained in the middle to lower end of the table, before leaving the league in 1996.
Weymouth entered a reserve side into the Wessex Combination League in the early 2000’s and were crowned champions in 2001-02. There followed a switch to the Pontins League Wales and West Division in 2004-05 where they remained until 2006-07 when a decision was made for the side to revert to playing friendlies instead, a situation which continued until Weymouth Reserves again returned to the Dorset Premier League in 2009-10, winning the DPL Cup in 2011 finishing as league runners-up in 2013-14 and moving to the Sydenhams Wessex First Division in 2016-17.