WEYMOUTH “dominated” Maidenhead to win 3-1 and secure their first Vanarama National League victory of the season, manager Brian Stock insisted.

Maidenhead went close in the 16th minute when keeper Ross Fitzsimons pushed clear Josh Kelly’s effort.

But from there on it was all Weymouth as Cam Murray scored from a tight angle and Tyler Cordner headed home his first Terras goal before half-time.

Kelly scored the goal his personal performance deserved on the hour after Weymouth had twice hit the post through Sean Shields and Murray.

Cordner and Josh Leslie-Smith were also denied as Weymouth could easily have added to their tally in a highly impressive display.

Speaking to Echosport, Stock said: “I felt we dominated a game of football for the majority, if not the whole 90 minutes.

“We scored three really good goals. Our interplay, our movement off the ball, our decision making was excellent.

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“We got troubled, obviously they scored one against the run of play and it (requires) the character of the players to come back from that.

“Credit to the boys, they’ve gone from a six-hour trip back from Grimsby with that disappointment of not picking up that points up.

“It takes a lot of dedication to do a recovery session on the Sunday ready to go again on the Monday.

“Although we made changes to the starting line-up, the players that came in were excellent.”

He added: “It was a very dominant display and it takes courage and bravery to play through the press.

“Players like Cam, Omar (Mussa) and Tyler dictated the play from midfield.

“The pleasing thing is that players who’ve not necessarily started the previous two games or even made a sub appearance, have come in and hit the ground running.

“Those players deserve a lot of credit because sometimes that can be a lonely place when you’re in the stands or on the bench.”

Stock highlighted Murray’s influence for the Terras.

He said: “Cam, for me, was excellent. His control of the ball, his movement into pockets of space, was hard to mark. He brought a lot of energy to the team.

“The gameplan worked a treat and we dominated the game.

“Lee Collier’s come into the coaching setup and we’ve put the detail in to where people must stand, run and block.

“When you get Tyler free six yards out, nine times out of 10 he’s going to score. It was a great delivery from Sean.”

Stock jokingly revealed his concern after Maidenhead scored when Weymouth had twice hit the post.

“Sometimes when it’s a gilt-edged chance, Cam’s one, Brad’s one, you think deep down: ‘Please, no, not today!’ he said.

“But it could’ve been at least a couple more. I thought man for man everyone was excellent.”

Josh Leslie-Smith was arguably man-of-the-match after making two crucial headed clearances, a block and providing the assist for the third goal.

Stock said: “Josh’s come in and done excellently. He gives us a different dimension with his throwing, so we can fight fire with fire with that.

“I thought he had an excellent game but it would be harsh for me to single out one player for man-of-the-match because I felt it was a really good team performance.”