ELATED Weymouth manager Brian Stock admitted it was “nice to get over the line” after his side’s 1-0 win at Maidenhead United.

Prior to the game Weymouth’s away record read two wins from 15 but Calvin Brooks put the Terras into a 30th-minute lead.

Weymouth missed chances to extend their lead and came under pressure in a frantic 20 minutes, with Maidenhead’s Seth Twumasi sent off for an alleged stamp.

Jacob Mensah conceded an 85th-minute penalty but Ethan Ross preserved Weymouth’s advantage with an agile low stop to deny Danilo Orsi.

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Victory handed 18th-placed Weymouth their third win of the season against Maidenhead after respective 3-2 and 2-1 triumphs in the FA Trophy and Vanarama National League.

Speaking to Echosport, Stock was delighted to achieve Weymouth’s third away league success of the campaign.

“That’s the main thing we’ll focus on,” he said. “The first half, the composure we showed was excellent.

“We caused Maidenhead a lot of problems and were unfortunate not to go 2-0 up at half-time.

“Second half this year has been tough for us, especially away from home. It’s nice to get over the line.

“Albeit, a great save from Ethan to deny their penalty. It’s a great feeling to come away to Maidenhead and get three points.

“I felt we deserved it overall. Our first-half performance away from home was probably one of our better ones away.

“If I’m being picky, we gave away too many fouls and on another day maybe Maidenhead could’ve nicked a point.

“We need to make sure we learn from those lessons, but it’s important we’ve got the three points. It’s a happy changing room.”

Stock believes victory will be diminished if Weymouth cannot repeat the trick on their travels.

“It’s important we follow it up again,” he added. “It’s a busy schedule for us, but it goes to show how much this team needed a rest.

“The energy levels were there for the full 90 minutes and the team spirit’s excellent.”

Stock’s heart rate climbed in a nervy finale in which Maidenhead had a penalty saved by Ross.

“I could’ve killed Jacob when he gave away the penalty,” Stock joked.

“You could see it from a mile away. If we’re going to take a lesson from this, we need to make sure we keep a cool head.

“When we give away free-kicks against teams like Maidenhead it’s going to come into our box, put pressure on us and we need to relieve that.

“Although we created one or two other chances in the half, as the game went on our game management was excellent.”

Having his say on Twumasi’s red card, Stock felt his dismissal was correct.

“It was, 100 per cent. A bit of frustration has got to him, he’s stamped. The referee’s got that spot on.”

On the spot-kick, he added: “I think it was a definite penalty, no disputes.

“It’s a great save, but what I really loved was the follow-up from Andy Robinson, who’s dived in and cleared his lines.

“It’s not just Ethan, you’ve got the whole team wanting to try and keep a clean sheet. That epitomised it.”