BRIAN Stock hailed a “really exciting” Weymouth performance that produced a 2-1 Vanarama National League win over Altrincham at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Andy Dallas took his healthy goals tally to 12 in 22 games with a strike in each half, bookending Ryan Colclough’s equaliser.

Weymouth are now guaranteed to finish above the bottom three and are three points off being the highest-placed promoted side.

And Stock felt an excellent first-half display laid the platform for an 11th league victory of the season.

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He told Echosport: “First half there were a lot of positives – everything I want to see my team produce.

“Our rotations, our quality was excellent. Our one-touch play was really exciting and entertaining to watch.

“If I was a paying customer that’s what I’d want to see. When we didn’t have the ball we were organised and disciplined and we pressed with so much intent.

“On the flip side, second half we need to be better. This will cost us points long-term if we don’t utilise half-time and come out all guns blazing.

“That has been a problem on a few occasions this season and we need to understand what we can do to rectify that.”

He added: “When we come up against teams like Altrincham we have to dictate the game.

“The introduction of Cam Murray and Ben Worman, what they give you off the ball is excellent.

“Our movement to try and receive the ball was excellent and we broke lines with our passing.”

On Dallas’s double, Stock said: “That’s what you want from your striker, you want him to get shots off.

“It was a snapshot, the keeper’s probably seen it late, and it was a really good instinctive finish in the second half with a header.”

Weymouth saw strong cries for a penalty waved away after captain Josh McQuoid was felled by Sean Williams.

“I thought it was a penalty,” Stock insisted. “We’ve seen it back and there’s definitely contact.

“The referee’s deemed that he’s gone down too easy but that’s his call.

“From where I was, it felt like a penalty but other people thought differently.”

Altrincham then shaded the second half, levelling early, and Stock recognised their riposte.

He said: “We expected them to have a reaction and I felt we just didn’t rise to it.

“We didn’t have much territory in their half and the football we played was in front of our 18-yard box. That’s not an ideal scenario for me.

“I’d like us to be a bit more productive with our passing, like we were first half, with centre-halves 20, 30 yards up the pitch.”

Calvin Brooks also made his 300th appearance, becoming just the 20th player since World War Two to achieve the feat.

Stock said: “It’s a great achievement and to be able to achieve 300 appearances here that doesn’t go unmissed by staff and the supporters.

“He’s been a great servant to the club and it’s very rare you have players that rack up that amount of appearances.

“I don’t think it was his ideal game. First half he was good, kept possession well and got forward.

“I just felt the likes of Calvin and Josh tired in the second half. The introduction of Pierre (Fonkeu), Jack (Dickson) and Jake (McCarthy) was much needed.”

Weymouth host Boreham Wood in front of a maximum crowd of 675 fans tomorrow (7.45pm).