THE Terras eventually found their shooting boots in the second half to cruise past basement boys Sturminster Newton United at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Weymouth dominated the Magna Dorset Premier League clash from start to finish but did not register until after the break when the floodgates finally opened with Eddy Mitchell, Mike Rousell, Adam Taylor, new-signing Warren White, Tom Richardson, Rob Condliffe and skipper Mark Robinson all finding the target.

And for boss Brendon King it was another encouraging display. He said: “In the first half our final ball and decision- making in the final third was poor.

“Everything up to that point was good so at half-time we told them to remain patient and up the tempo a little bit and in the second half they did exactly that.

“We moved the ball quicker and our movement was much better, and once we got the first we knew they would fold. After that it was just a case of how many we would get.”

With Ollie Tribe, Alex Halloran and Lewis Whyton all having gone with the first-team squad, King was also delighted with the three replacements he called up from the under-18s.

He added: “Eddy and Rob both scored, which was fantastic, and Matt Head came on in the second half and did well down the left. I also thought Warren impressed on his debut despite having played very little football recently.

“But what really pleased me the most was the fact that all the lads listened to what we said at the break and went out in the second half and acted upon it.

“And if they keep doing that week in week out, and stay in our side, they will be knocking on the door of the first team.”

In the first half the Terras’ finishing was poor with an off-colour Sam Charles being among the culprits, along with Ryan McKechnie, Rousell and Taylor, who also wasted good openings.

Richardson also had a header cleared off the line and Robinson hit a post as Stur rode their luck and frustrated the Terras right up to half-time.

However, with the exceptional Ben Reiffer pulling the strings in the centre of midfield, it was only ever a question of time before Weymouth broke the deadlock.

And when White replaced Charles at the break and added a new dimension to the home side’s attack, the Ter- ras began to play at their free-flowing best.

Lewis Ironside crossed for Mitchell to head in at the far post on 47 minutes before Rousell and the energetic Taylor added a goal apiece in the space of a minute.

White, who dropped off the front and linked up the play superbly, was then rewarded with a simple fourth with Richardson heading in a fifth shortly after.

Condliffe and Robinson then wrapped up the result in the closing stages but it could have been even more with Murray hitting the bar and the tireless Richard-son having another effort hacked off the line.

Despite their poor finishing in the first half it was another fine display by the Terras with several of their players staking a claim for a first-team call-up, particularly playmaker Reiffer, who showed maturity and class in a near faultless display in middle of the pitch.

Terras: Carroll, Mitchell, Ironside, Robinson, Poole, Taylor, Reiffer, Richardson, McKechnie (Head 71), Charles (White 46), Rousell (Condliffe 62). Sub not used: Dixon.