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Relief for Weymouth boss after first win of the year
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BRENDON King was relieved to see the Terras remove the proverbial monkey off their backs at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Saturday.
Weymouth went into the game with Bedworth United on a winless run of five games but two goals from Mark Ford (pictured below) finally put an end to that streak and chalked up the club’s first win of 2013.
Speaking after the 2-1 victory, King told Echosport: “We needed that. It is a win and a very important one.
“We started extremely well and throughout the first half I thought we were brilliant.
“My only little criticism was perhaps we could have been a bit more clinical and put the game to bed before half-time because at 2-0 they were still in with a shout.
“All they needed was a bit of luck and they were right back in it and sure enough they got a goal back after the break that was three yards offside.
“That is now two games in a row that a decision like that has gone against us and it is very frustrating indeed because it wasn’t even close.
“That obviously gave them a massive lift and to their credit they went on to put us under quite a bit of pressure.
“Our passing and distribution was also not quite right at times but in the end we held on and the important thing was that we got the three points.
“It was vital we got that monkey off our back by picking up our first win of the year and hopefully we can now go on and have another little run like we did before Christmas.”
King was also quick to praise his players for playing through the pain barrier at the weekend.
He added: “We have got a few lads with knocks at the moment, including Danny Clay (knee) and Barry McConnell (toe), and it was also Fordy’s first game back after suffering a broken hand.
“Kyle Critchell also turned up willing to play but after a couple of days in bed with a flu bug he just had nothing in the tank.
“The games are coming thick and fast at the moment for a relatively small squad of players but all we can do is push on through it.
“People are putting their bodies on their line and that will have to be the case again tomorrow when we have another tough home game against Frome Town.”
The Terras now sit ninth in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division, five points adrift of the play-offs.
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