WEYMOUTH manager Bobby Wilkinson felt the Terras were due a slice of luck in their 2-0 win over Truro City at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Sam Saunders’ own goal and Calvin Brooks’ ricocheted effort handed Weymouth their first midweek home win for 294 days.

The Terras played the final five minutes with 10 men after Jordon Thompson was shown a second yellow for time-wasting, but they held on to ensure Truro went a ninth game without victory.

Three points also extended to six points the gap between the teams, Weymouth consolidating 17th and Truro down in 21st.

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But the fortune with which Weymouth won the game was not lost on Wilkinson.

Asked if those sorts of goals would have gone in for Weymouth last season, the Terras' boss told Echosport: “No, but you have to put the ball in the box for a little bit of luck.

“I spoke about that all season. As you can see, they’re taking the gameplan on board. I couldn’t be more pleased with the performance.

“We could’ve scored a third and a fourth because we played some entertaining football.

“You’ve got to win your individual battles before you start playing. I have to get the defence and midfield right and the goals will come.

“We’ve scored another two, scored six in four days. We haven’t won at home (in midweek) since last January. I don’t like that stat.

“When I look at this season, we didn’t beat Bath and Yeovil, so I understand why we’re not winning those games on a Tuesday night.

“But, you’ve got to win these games, a team around you, and we wouldn’t have won this last year. That’s proven.

“That was a Bobby Wilkinson side, we’ll create more chances as we get more confident. Clean sheets are very important and every result’s gone our way. We’re looking up.”

Wilkinson credited the whole team for the clean sheet, adding: “It starts from the front three but it was about the clean sheet.

“I knew we’d get chances if we put the ball in the box. We’ve got players who want to score goals.

“Man for man, everyone was a 10. It’s a team performance.”

Speaking to uptheterras.co.uk, Wilkinson also shared his thoughts on Thompson’s red card, shown by referee Lisa Benn.

He said: “The referee’s already apologised to him. She forgot that he’d already booked him, but that doesn’t help us.

“We’ve lost him through a referee making a mistake. Everyone has a bad game, so I’m just going to take it.

“It’s just about us, we don’t want to talk about the referee, it’s about this squad coming together.”

Weymouth next take on high-flying promoted side Aveley, the Millers currently residing in second place, at home on Saturday (3pm).