BRIAN Stock described Weymouth’s pulsating 4-3 win at Solihull Moors as a “huge win” for the Terras.

Stock’s men went 4-1 up after 47 minutes as they took Solihull apart in the transitional phases of the game.

Josh Leslie-Smith scored his first goal for the club in the eighth minute before Brad Ash scored either side of Solihull’s Joe Sbarra.

Weymouth were in ecstasy when Josh McQuoid added a fourth soon after half-time.

That was until Solihull made a number of tactical changes to change the game, Sbarra completing his brace and seeing an injury-time penalty saved by Ross Fitzsimons.

The follow-up was buried by ex-Weymouth loanee striker Andy Dallas to set up a grandstand finale with nerves jangling.

Standing strong under a barrage of corners, Weymouth eventually held on to secure back-to-back wins.

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“It’s a huge win,” Stock told Echosport. “Solihull are a good side managed by a very good guy (Neal Ardley) who’s experienced.

“We had to do a lot of homework on Solihull to try and get our tactics right.

“The goals we scored was exactly what we worked on in the training field. The lads that have played and haven’t played have all bought into the process.

“I said after the final whistle that it’s a powerful thing if we can have whole squad of players all pulling the same direction.”

Weymouth set the tone early on as they immediately imposed themselves on Solihull.

“It was again something we worked on, to exploit their back three,” Stock said.

“We attracted them in and Josh (Leslie-Smith) on the overlap had joy. It was a great finish.

“When you look at all four goals, we’ve been very clinical.

“The gulf between us and Solihull and what they have in terms of resources, they’re a full-time side, fitness does become an issue.

“I felt that at times the lads did everything they could in their power to keep the ball out of our box.

“But it was inevitable they put on some pressure and they threw everything at us.

“We stood strong and it speaks volumes for this group of players. Last year we would have probably caved in.

“It’s pleasing to get back on the bus with three points.”

Stock emphasised how homework paid dividends for the Terras.

He said: “We worked on counter-attacking. They’re quite a good side in terms of possession but I felt with the pace we have in the team, and players we have in wide areas, that we could hurt them.

“When you look at the fourth goal, that’s exactly what we worked on, trying to counteract with pace.

“I felt they’re wide open on transition, so it’s pleasing when things are transferred from the training field into a game.

“When it matters, when there’s three points at stake, the lads stuck to the gameplan really well.

“The amount of effort they put in was unbelievable.”