BRIAN Stock urged Weymouth to capitalise on their opportunities after a 2-0 Vanarama National League defeat at FC Halifax Town.

Terras’ manager Stock is presiding over a seven-game winless streak – but in this game Weymouth started brightly.

Omar Mussa had the best opening inside the first 10 minutes, only to see his effort cleared off the line.

Halifax had limited clear openings until Jordan Slew tucked home at the back post in the 33rd minute.

The contest ebbed and flowed with minor chances for both sides until Kian Spence settled the outcome nine minutes from time.

Speaking after Weymouth dropped into the relegation zone, Stock told Echosport: “We started, again, very well.

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“We had an opportunity with Omar and if he puts that away again, I keep saying it, it would be a different story.

“We need to make sure we capitalise on those opportunities. They don’t come around often and we know how important it is to score the first goal in this league.

“Even up until when they scored the first goal, it was quite an entertaining game. We were trying to impose ourselves and trying to negate their strengths.

“It was in the balance until one quality ball flashed across our box and Slew’s tapped it in. For all the hard work the lads have put it, we’ve come up short.

“But you look at the performance and we’ve done well.”

Stock added: “Right up until the second goal I felt confident we’d be in with a shout of getting something from the game.

“We put them under pressure and our final delivery wasn’t particularly great, if I’m being honest.

“We lacked a bit of composure and quality in front of goal, which has probably been our downfall over the last couple of games.

“From box to box, our general play was good. I just think we’ve lacked again in both boxes.

“At this level, if you’re not concentrated, you get punished.”

Weymouth next visit Yeovil on Saturday in the FA Cup (3pm).