BRIAN Stock felt victory at Solihull Moors slipped through Weymouth’s hands after a 2-1 defeat in the Vanarama National League.

Stock’s men took a ninth-minute lead through Josh McQuoid’s tap-in and dominated the opening half.

However, a rare Ethan Ross mistake punctuated the Terras’ control of the game as the Lincoln loanee keeper slammed a clearance into the back of Kyle Hudlin, who reacted quickest to score.

Weymouth were hemmed in early in the second half and former Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney headed in-off Ross when unmarked to complete the comeback.

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Speaking to Echosport, Stock refused to point blame at Ross as the game appeared to hinge on Solihull’s equaliser.

He said: “First and foremost, the performance from the boys was everything I want to see.

“The first half especially was dominant. We’ve gone in at 1-1 and Ethan knows he’s made a mistake.

“He’s kept us in games this year and made some fantastic saves. I would never point fingers at a goalkeeper for an error because he’s trying to take responsibility to play out.

“It’s disappointing because we had the ascendancy, with and without possession. We were excellent.

“It’s frustrating to go in (at half-time) 1-1 and even more to lose the game.”

Stock praised the Terras for starting with “all guns blazing”.

He said: “The emphasis was to try and take the game to Solihull. They’ve got a fantastic home record but they are slow starters.

“We came out of the blocks all guns blazing. Our regains in their half was the highest we’ve had in 45 minutes so far this season, which shows the intensity.”

Stock’s view of the equaliser was impaired, with Hudlin appearing to fall on Ross before tucking home with the goalkeeper stranded.

He said: “I’m going to have to see it again. As he’s cleared it it’s cannoned back into Hudlin and they’ve collided. He just reacted well to tuck it home.”

In a difficult second half, the Weymouth boss felt his side could have slowed Solihull’s momentum down.

“We’ve touched on game management this year and we’re new to this league,” he said.

“With no relegation it’s a really great learning curve in order to learn lessons.

“The first 20 minutes of the half Solihull took the game to us. I felt we could’ve slowed it down.

“We could’ve played better balls further forward and have forward runs. We couldn’t really get out of our half. That was frustrating.

“All credit to the boys, they kept going right to the end. They never chuck the towel in.

“But for me, the result slipped through our hands. The one thing I ask is that you work hard and they ticked those boxes.”

He added: “When they went 2-1 up we got into good areas but our crossing wasn’t accurate.

“We could’ve asked more of a question in those areas but they’re a good side, very well organised and we struggled to get on the end of those crosses. We’ve just come up short.”