“GUTTED” Weymouth manager Brian Stock was deeply unhappy after the Terras lost 3-2 to 10-man Eastleigh, adding: “We’ve shot ourselves in the foot”.

Stock’s comments allude to three defensive errors, which Eastleigh punished with a goal on each occasion.

Their first came via route one, goalkeeper Joe McDonnell’s kick finding Ryan Hill on the left, the winger crossing for Tyrone Barnett to score.

Eastleigh’s Jake Hesketh saw a straight red before half-time but the spirited hosts went 2-0 up 20 minutes into the second half when Christian Maghoma fired home from Josh Leslie-Smith’s mistake.

Weymouth improved and hauled themselves back level, influential sub Brandon Goodship setting up Josh McQuoid for 2-1 before bagging his third league goal of the season three minutes from time.

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However, there was a final punch in the guts for the Terras as Danny Whitehall raced onto a long ball to score a 93rd-minute winner.

Weymouth’s sixth straight Vanarama National League loss keeps them in 21st, a point behind Southend ahead of an enormous clash between the two on Saturday.

Asked for his reaction to the defeat, Stock told Echosport: “Gutted. Performance-wise, we dictated the game with the ball.

“We moved it well, even at 0-0. I felt the impetus from the subs gave us a lot more thrust going forwards. We stuck to our beliefs.

“The difference between the first and second half is that we put the ball in the box more and asked a question of Eastleigh.

“But we’ve shot ourselves in the foot. We’ve conceded three very, very poor goals.

“When you do that, especially away to a hard-working side like Eastleigh, it’s an uphill battle.”

Analysing the mistakes that led to the goals, Stock said: “Ball over the top for the first one, gave away possession into the middle of the park for the second goal.

“When you’re 2-2 with only a few minutes to go you’re shouting from the sidelines to be nice and secure, be compact, make sure we come away with at least a point.

“We shoot ourselves in the foot by not adjusting to the ball over the top again. It’s almost schoolboy errors.

“There was only one team that looked like they were going to win it – we just needed to make sure we didn’t lose it and unfortunately we’ve done that.”

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Stock added: “We all need to take responsibility.

“You understand the value of a point at Eastleigh, it breaks the cycle of defeats in the league and gives us a platform to kick on from the performance at Hungerford.

“We went with a possession-based attack but ultimately with Eastleigh down to 10 men we need to at least be taking a draw, especially when we got ourselves back into the game.”

The defeat bore similarities to Weymouth’s 2-1 loss to Torquay, when a Goodship equaliser was overhauled by a winner only minutes later.

“Sometimes you’re saying the same messages,” Stock admitted.

“We are a young squad with lack of experience in this league. Those mistakes have proved costly.

“It’s happened on more than one or two occasions previously. We’ve been here before, we need to stick together.”