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TERRAS: Job done for Weymouth boss
STEWART Yetton netted his sixth goal in eight games to see Weymouth safely through to the second qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
The trip to Wessex League outfit Fareham Town was always going to be a tricky one and so it proved with the Terras having to hang on in the closing stages under severe pressure.
Yetton, pictured, and substitute Mark Ford could have made it a lot more comfortable for the visitors prior to that but as Brendon King concluded in his post-match Press conference, the victory was all that mattered.
The Weymouth boss told Echo-sport: “The most important thing is that we are in the next round.
“The result was more important than the performance and although we created enough chances to win two games, one goal proved enough.
“The fact we weren’t at our most clinical gave them something to hang on to but despite having the kitchen sink thrown at us in the closing stages, we managed to hold on.
“It was one of those tough games where we were expected to win and all credit to them for making it difficult for us. However, it is job done and now we can look forward to the next stage.”
Commenting on Yetton, King added: “We brought Stewart here in the summer to score goals and that is exactly what he is doing.
“To be honest he could have had a hat-trick and so could have Mark Ford in the second half.”
The victory ended a winless run of four games for the Terras who will now be desperate to follow it up with a league success at home to AFC Totton tomorrow night (7.45pm).
King added: “The FA Cup is a massive competition but now our focus is on tomorrow night when hopefully we can get back to winning ways in the league.
“Luke Winsper picked up a knock on his ankle and is now a doubt for that one but there is also a chance we could have two new players with us, depending on whether the paperwork goes through in time.”
King has already named Matt Cafer as one of those players but he is still refusing to reveal the identity of the other target who is believed to be a midfielder.
*The Terras will receive £3,000 for winning their first qualifying round tie.
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