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TERRAS: King delighted with flying start
BRENDON King was “chuffed to bits” following his side’s opening day victory at St Neots Town.
Weymouth worked their socks off for the 2-0 win with Mark Ford grabbing the opener and Scott Walker adding the second from the spot.
It is the first time the Terras have started with a win since 2008 and King was happy to sing his players’ praises afterwards.
He told Echosport: “To come away from the first game with a clean sheet and three points after a pretty solid performance is very pleasing indeed.
“With Simon Evans, Michael Walker, Kyle Critchell and Jamie Symes all missing we knew our backs were against the wall a little bit going up there, but we also knew we just had to get on with it.
“That is why we tried players in different positions the week before and it paid off for us with Ben Joyce dropping into the midfield again and doing a really good job.
“Our work rate throughout was outstanding with Stewart Yetton and Fordy leading from the front.
“They kept chasing the ball down and did it right up to the last minute and when that happens it spreads throughout the whole team.
“It was a pretty comfortable 2-0 in the end. Jason Matthews made a couple of saves but we also hit the post and had a couple of other chances so it really was a great start. However, that is all it is – a start.
“Like everything, it has to be put into perspective and if we don’t follow it up with another good result against Frome at home on Tuesday night it will mean very little.”
King also paid tribute to the Weymouth fans that made the trip to St Neots and praised their tremendous support.
He added: “It was a long trip and for so many of them to make the journey with us was just fantastic.
“I am not sure how many were at the game but it did feel there were more Weymouth fans than home supporters and I thought they were magnificent.”
Weymouth suffered no fresh injuries in the victory but King admitted his men will need to recover quickly if the momentum is to continue. He said: “Everyone came through it unscathed but there isn’t much time between now and the next challenge, so it is vital the players look after themselves.
“The Frome game will be another tough one but hopefully we can get another good result in front of a decent crowd.”