WEYMOUTH manager Brian Stock insisted the Terras’ tactical nous enabled them to control the game during their 1-1 draw with Notts County.

Stock’s men looked every inch a match for their illustrious opponents, who are one of the biggest-spending and most well-supported teams in non-League football.

County brought a significant travelling support but witnessed Weymouth nullify their possession game and limit them to minor chances for Kyle Wootton and Cal Roberts in the first half.

Notts took the lead on the hour when Ben Morgan’s tackle was penalised 20 yards from goal, enabling Roberts to whip home a delightful free-kick.

But the Terras, roared on by a vocal home faithful, equalised when the ubiquitous Omar Mussa teed up Andy Robinson to drill home through keeper Sam Slocombe.

Weymouth were angered in the 95th minute when what seemed to be a credible penalty shout for a foul on Brad Ash was ignored by the officials.

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“The performance was excellent from start to finish,” Stock told Echosport.

“We got the ‘out of position’ really right. The lads really stuck to the gameplan very well because Notts County are a very good side.

“They can play out from the back on a regular basis and we wanted to try and take out one or two of their players and we did that really well.

“I felt we controlled the game, the majority of the momentum. Towards the end there was a lack of fitness levels.

“But man for man, every single player ran themselves into the ground. Four players went down with cramp which tells you everything.

“It was a great game for the neutral with two sides trying to work one another out on the tactical side of things.

“Sometimes we don’t necessarily put balls in dangerous areas or get shots off and I felt we did that, we had corners and put balls into the area to try and hurt them.

“Both teams defended their boxes relatively well and it’s taken a great piece of skill from them and a great finish from Robbo from outside the box (to score), which shows how well both teams played.”

On the contentious penalty shout, Stock added: “It’s an absolute 100 per cent penalty.

“We’ve seen it again, Brad’s an honest lad and he’s said he’s been brought down.

“Although we’re delighted with a point, it could possibly have been more.”

Weymouth’s fans chanted Mussa’s name throughout as the dynamic midfielder gave Weymouth bite in the middle of the park.

“I don’t think he’ll be here that much longer,” Stock joked. “The kid can be anything he wants to be.

“If we can get him understanding certain responsibilities, which he has the last couple of games, the ability the boy has, I’ve not seen many at his age that can go on to bigger and better things.”

Mussa was instrumental in preventing County’s flowing style as the visitors were limited to few clear-cut chances.

Stock said: “They rely so heavily on playing out from the back. We tried to cancel out (Alex) Lacey and (Matt) Palmer, which are their two pivotal players.

“We stuck Brad and Omar on those two and tried to force them one way with our outside wide men playing in to out, to close down the centre-halves.

“The objective was to try and win the ball high up or make them turn over possession and I thought we did that countless times.

“When we did retain the ball, I thought we did it very well. At times, they sat behind.

“Our rotations to get pockets of space, not necessarily did it hurt them but our possession stats and what we want to try and achieve at the club was excellent.”