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Brakes set standard for King’s men
LEAMINGTON taught the Terras a lesson at the Bob Lucas Stadium last night.
Weymouth boss Brendon King watched his men stand toe-to-toe with the title-chasers for two-thirds of the game but four goals in 23 minutes eventually showed the gulf in class.
Former Aston Villa striker Stefan Moore was the standout performer for the visitors, closely followed by his namesake Lee Moore, and King is now hoping his young defence will learn from the experience of facing such quality opposition.
He told Echosport: “Leamington are a good side. They are top of the league and they expect to go up this season and you could see why in the second half.
“At half-time I didn’t think there was much between the sides but they started brightly in the second half whereas we stopped doing the things we have been doing over the past few weeks.
“That was the most disappointing thing for me but take nothing away from them because they were tremendous and sometimes you just have to hold your hands up.
“I did think 4-0 flattered them a bit in the end but there is no doubt they deserved to win the game.”
Reflecting on the four goals, King added: “The first goal saw one of their players beat Ashley Wells with a bit of skill and set up someone to smash home but the second was the disappointing one for me.
“I am not going to have a go at Ash, Sam Poole and Ed Palmer because they are all still very young and have been fantastic over the past two months, but last night they had a bit of a torrid second half.
“I did not blast them for it afterwards because I wanted them to go away and think about it, and most of all learn from the experience.”
The defeat has seen the Terras drop to seventh in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division, four points adrift of the play-offs, but King is confident his men will bounce back.
He said: “I said earlier in the week that last night would give us a real indication of just how far away we are from competing with the top clubs in the division and the fact we lost 4-0 tells a little story.
“In many ways it might just bring a few people back down to earth a little bit and show the lads exactly where we need to be.
“The good thing is we have got another big home game against Frome on Saturday to put things right and hopefully we can do exactly that.”
Leamington now lead Hemel Hempstead by two points at the summit with three games in hand.