FORMER Eastleigh and AFC Totton striker Tony Lee has left new club Weymouth by mutual consent - on the brink of the new Evo-Stik Southern Premier South campaign. 

Lee, who can also play in midfield or defensive positions, moved to the Bob Lucas Stadium from Totton in mid-May.

He had mainly been deployed as a right wing-back in pre-season by boss Mark Molesley, with the Terras possessing a wealth of striking talent including Brandon Goodship, Ben Thomson and Warren Bentley.

Weymouth's official website said things had "not quite worked out" between club and player.

The full statement said: "Weymouth Football Club and Tony Lee have parted ways by mutual consent.

"Unfortunately, things have not quite worked out, but the club would like to thank Tony for his time at the club and for his efforts during our pre-season schedule. We wish Tony every success in his future."

Weymouth chairman Ian White, meanwhile, has revealed that the Wessex Fantasy Football League played a big role in getting ex-Alresford Town and Winchester City hotshot Warren Bentley to the Terras.

The striker - a PE teacher at The Sholing Technology College - joined the Terras from Poole Town in June.

“Through my little bit of fun with the Wessex Fantasy Football, that I have been running for six years now, that paid for him," said White.

“In fact the Wessex Fantasy Football, through the club, we have to pay it through the club, is covering the whole of Warren for the whole of the season.”

White said it gave him a lot of personal satisfaction to have helped in this way with the Wessex Fantasy Football, which also helped sign Brandon Goodship the previous summer.

Weymouth kick off their league season away to Harrow Borough on Saturday (3pm).