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King hails Weymouth after Boro battle
9:00am Monday 4th February 2013 in Sport
BRENDON King hailed his side’s battling qualities following Saturday’s stalemate at Gosport Borough.
A heavy pitch and strong winds made life difficult at Privett Park but Weymouth displayed grit and determination throughout to come away with a clean sheet and a very creditable point.
Speaking after the 0-0 draw, King told Echosport: “We had the better of the half chances but in all honesty a point apiece was a fair reflection of the game.
“The conditions were really tough and as soon as I looked at the pitch beforehand I knew it wouldn’t suit us.
“I also knew we would have to roll our sleeves up and have a fight to come away with anything and that is exactly what we did.
“Gosport have a very experienced side and went into it on a 14-game unbeaten run, so to adapt to the conditions like we did after a long lay-off without a game was very pleasing indeed.”
The Terras have now lost just one of their last seven away games, which have included five victories – a major improvement on last season when they claimed just 16 points on the road in the league throughout the entire campaign.
King went on to add: “It is always nice to see a bit of progression.
“Following last season we knew we had to add some experience to the squad, which particularly helps when you are away from home.
“There are some really difficult places to go in this league and you need to be able to dig in. Just recently we have done that on the road and got our rewards, and long may it continue.”
Reflecting further on the performance at Privett Park, King said: “I thought Kyle Critchell (pictured above) did well in midfield, alongside Danny Clay, but to be honest I couldn’t fault anyone.
“We played Craig Duff up front alongside Ben Joyce to give us a bit of an out ball and he did okay too.
“It was just a good all-round performance and if we can continue to show that same fight in the weeks ahead it should stand us in good stead.”
The Terras, who travel to AFC Totton tomorrow night (7.45pm), have dropped to 10th in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division, six points adrift of the play-offs.
* Weymouth’s Dorset Senior Cup semi-final tie against Wimborne Town will take place at the County Ground, Hamworthy on February 27 (7.45pm). The Dorset FA has set the admission prices at £8 for adults and £4 for concessions.
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