WEYMOUTH manager Brian Stock wants the Terras to stay in games for longer periods of time, following a 3-2 defeat to Halifax Town.

Stock’s men suffered their eighth loss in 14 Vanarama National League away games.

Poor fortune on their travels is in stark contrast to a strong home record boasting five wins in the previous seven fixtures.

Post-match, Stock lamented poor defending and the timing of two of Town’s goals.

And the former Wales midfielder issued a rallying cry to his players after a late Jake McCarthy volley and a 95th-minute chance for Andy Dallas nearly salvaged a point in West Yorkshire.

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Stock told Echosport: “It’s something I’ve said to the players – we need to stay in games, especially away from home.

“We’re fully aware of the away form compared to the home form. It’s something as staff we need to look at.

“There were a lot of players that weren’t quite at their best. We’re a team that can’t carry one or two players having an off day.

“We need to make sure every single player is on it from the first minute. When we have done that it gives us a platform to go and win the game.”

Stock was also irked as Weymouth conceded Halifax’s second goal from a set-piece – normally a strong point for the Terras.

He said: “It’s very frustrating. It’s not like us. We’ve conceded one again, but it’s just looped in.

“I’ll have to look back at it and isolate one or two incidences that we can improve on.

“The frustration is basically the three goals we’ve given away.

“When we ask a group of players that work in and around the weekend, we come away and ask them to give extra outside working hours, the pleasing thing is we went to the last minute again.

“I love a team that gives everything they’ve got to the final whistle and never chucks the towel in.

“On another day, Andy would’ve tucked that away and we could’ve nicked a point, but it wasn’t to be.”