WEYMOUTH boss David Oldfield believes the 2-1 Vanarama National League loss to Barnet summed up the Terras’ season.

Weymouth created several openings and enjoyed the better of play in the first half, inspired by a return to form for Sean Shields, who was a constant menace for the away defence.

However, a fracas caused by Barnet left-back Teddy Howe shoving Tom Blair into the hoardings instigated a 22-player melee which also involved both sets of management staff.

The incident added spice to the contest and stirred up the home fans, who were further annoyed when Blair tripped Ephron Mason-Clark for a penalty, converted by Adam Marriott.

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Daniel Powell tucked home a second on 48 minutes before Nathan Carlyle’s well-taken volley halved the deficit.

In a feisty finale, Tom Bearwish and Barnet keeper Aymen Azaze were involved in their own scuffle but despite numerous waves of attacks Weymouth could not channel their frustrations into an equaliser.

Asked by uptheterras.co.uk what he made of the performance, Oldfield said: “Mixed. Some good things in there and some poor things.

“Again, it encapsulates how the season has been. We try hard, work hard and the crowd are fantastic. Then we concede the goals we concede.

“We have to keep going but it is a big shame in terms of how we haven’t managed to be much better in terms of all parts of the game.

“The crowd were fantastic. They stayed behind and saw us afterwards, which is a real compliment to them and their passion and support of the football club.”

Oldfield refused to criticise referee Scott Tallis for a number of contentious decisions that enraged the Bob Lucas Stadium faithful.

He said: “I’m not interested, I don’t want to comment on the referee. It’s very difficult to referee a game.

“There were many incidents we weren’t happy with, but it happens. There are zero excuses from us. We have to do better in many aspects. We have a glass house that means we cannot throw any stones.”

Asked by Echosport if Howe, who was only booked, deserved a red card for his actions, Oldfield replied: “I don’t really want to comment on referees.

“I personally don’t like it when managers do so. When I see the interviews, I don’t like it.

“But there are times when it is remiss to not comment on incidents as well. It looked from where I was like it was a reaction.

“(Howe) felt he was pushed and there was a push of (Blair) into the side. The referee has to make his own decisions. There is little doubt about what actually happened.”

He added: “It’s not an easy process. The games are difficult. We needed to show more passion over a much longer period of time, rather than fly up (to a melee) not just when the horse has bolted.

“But the boys are a good group. They are all hurting and we need to make sure we keep going because we have an important week and an important game on Sunday.”

On the penalty, Oldfield had no argument, adding: “Unusually for me, I saw it. It looked a penalty.

“I don’t have any complaints on it.”

Oldfield also confirmed the substitution of Ahkeem Rose in the 26th minute was a precautionary measure after the forward began to move gingerly with a hamstring issue.