WEYMOUTH boss Bobby Wilkinson believes the Terras are “moving in the right direction” despite a 1-0 loss at Chelmsford City.

Defeat in Essex ended Weymouth’s four-game winning streak after Finley Barbrook’s powerful drive proved the match-winner.

However, Weymouth’s Malachi Linton missed a one-on-one and Charlie Rowan had a header cleared off the line as torrential rain saturated the playing surface.

Conditions heightened the difficulty level for Weymouth against a Clarets side firmly in play-off contention, leaving the Terras to settle for a narrow loss.

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Wilkinson said: “We just missed two one-on-one chances. For a team that are so solid, conditions suited them really well because the ball wouldn’t even roll in the last 20 minutes.

“Credit to them, they’ve got the game on, got the three points.

“Listen, it says something when we’re disappointed in going to Chelmsford and not winning. We’re moving in the right direction.”

He added: “The whole game was really even. I felt at times they managed the game better. They’re very direct.

“My boys put in one hell of a shift and performance to go there. We should’ve got in 1-0 up at half-time, then Dan Roberts misses a one-on-one.

“If you want to go there and take a point, you’ve got to take them chances.

“We’ve all left really devastated that we haven’t won. I just had to remind the boys that they’ve been on one hell of a run.

“My team was a bit depleted with both centre-halves out injured and my right-back suspended, so we’ve gone there and still put in a battling performance.”

Weymouth are next in action at Wimborne Town tomorrow (7.45pm), with the Terras expected to field mostly under-23s.