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King points finger after Terras crash
IT’S time to stop believing your own Press – that was the startling message from Brendon King to his Terras after they were slaughtered 5-0 at the War Memorial Athletic Ground.
The Weymouth boss was furious after the mauling against second-placed Stourbridge and made his feelings known in an emotionally-charged interview in which he pointed the finger squarely at several of his players.
King told Echosport: “We got what we deserved to be honest. We didn’t close people down quick enough in the first half and when you do that against a quality side like Stourbridge more often than not you get punished.
“We were off it right from the start and there were no excuses for it at all – we were extremely poor.”
He went on to add: “Only two players came out of it with any credit and they were Simon Evans and Ben Joyce. Apart from those two, we were not at it all over the park.
“And you know what, this might well do everyone some good and bring a few people back down to earth.
“Some of the lads need to stop believing their own Press because like I said the other week we have achieved absolutely nothing yet.
“Hopefully a few of them have taken that on board now and go away and think about it because we have got some massive games coming up.
“The one thing that has got us to where we are is hard graft and it is all about how we react collectively now.
“A lot of our fans made the trip up on Saturday and we let them down. We also let the club down and ourselves down, and the only way we can make up for that is by putting in a big performance at home to Chesham at the weekend.”
Stourbridge also hammered Weymouth 5-1 at the Bob Lucas Stadium earlier in the season but on this occasion it was new-signing Ben Mackey that was the hero with a hat-trick on his debut.
Analysing the defeat in more detail, King said: “We were 2-0 down in eight minutes. We just didn’t dig in or roll our sleeves up at all and by half-time we were three down.
“In fact, had it not been for a couple of outstanding saves by Simon it could well have been more.
“A few words were then said at the break and in the second half we were a little better. However, Craig Duff then got sent off and they took full advantage by scoring two more on the break.”
Commenting further on the red card, King went on to say: “Apparently it was given for violent conduct. I have been told it was for kicking out but in the first half one of their guys only got booked for doing exactly the same thing.
“That didn’t seem right to me but the decision certainly didn’t change the game for one minute.
“We were just not good enough – it was as simple as that.”
The Terras remain fourth in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division, two points clear of sixth-placed Barwell, but they have played two games more.