WEYMOUTH go into tomorrow’s Vanarama National League clash with Stockport County tomorrow (3pm) looking to do a terrific treble over the Hatters.

Last season, the Terras upset the odds to beat big-spending Stockport twice – most impressively 2-1 on the road thanks to Tom Whelan’s late winner.

And following a 1-0 victory in the return fixture, Weymouth have the chance to extend their winning run over Simon Rusk’s men.

Stockport are down in 11th, having only scored six goals in eight games despite possessing the attacking riches of £250,000 man Paddy Madden, Ben Whitfield, Alex Reid and John Rooney.

But Weymouth boss Brian Stock feels goals will soon come for the non-League giants – and hopes they again fall on hard times in front of goal at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

He told Echosport: “Last year that was probably one of the highlights to beat Stockport home and away, which obviously they wouldn’t have been too pleased with.

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“We’ve put in two fantastic performances. We seem to raise our game against teams like Stockport and your Notts Countys. 

“They’ll take a lot of confidence from coming from 1-0 down against Wrexham to win the game. 

“They’ve probably lacked a number of goals with the firepower they have and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before they start hitting the back of the net.

“We just need to make sure that isn’t (tomorrow) and we’re concentrated. As soon as we lapse in concentration we could get punished.”
Stock is also targeting a first shutout of the season.

“I hope we can keep a clean sheet,” he confessed. “I don’t want to be the team that always has to outscore teams.

“I’m very much a believer in playing attractive, attacking football but one of our main focuses is what we do when we lose the ball.

“We need to be that little bit better defending set-plays – we’ve conceded too many over the last few games.”

Xander McBurnie, Ben Thomson and Tom Bearwish all played in Weymouth Under-23s’ 7-1 win over Ringwood on Wednesday, while Ahkeem Rose (hamstring) is unlikely to be risked.

Of Rose, Stock added: “He’s struggled with a niggling hamstring injury. He did sit on the bench at home to Notts County and Dover.

“We knew he was on the bench but we didn’t want to risk him because he’s an explosive, quick player. We need to make sure we protect him.

“He probably won’t be in contention for the squad for the weekend but he’s not far away.”