WEYMOUTH boss Garry Hill was in boyouant mood after watching his new side get one over former employers Hornchurch yesterday.
Kirk Jackson’s header and Ryan Johnson’s own goal earned the Terras a 2-0 win over the Conference South high-flyers, their second success of the Easter weekend.
And the scoreline would have been even more convincing had Jackson not missed a penalty midway through the second period.
Hill said: “It’s been a great weekend for us and I don’t think I could really ask any more of my players after just one training session.
“Two very good wins and six points has really helped improve the mood at the club and I’m delighted for the fans.
“What has pleased me most is that I’ve seen my players show the character to survive pressure and grind out results needed to be successful.
“Football is often about grinding out results and that was the case today.
“This game was always going to be tough and it had that bit of added spice because of my connections with Hornchurch and some of their players may have raised their performances because of it.
“I think 2-0 may have flattered us a bit, especially with their chances in the first half, but «-e kept going and in the end we were deserved winners.
There were a lot of tired boys out there. having played two games over the Easter period, but they kept going until the end and got the rewards.
“I’ve been pleased by the way the players have responded to us asking them to do particular things and the early signs are good.
“But I’m not getting carried away.
There is a lot of work to be done and now we’ve got to start building for an important game at Cambridge next Saturday.”
Meanwhile Hill picked out stand-in striker Bradley Thomas and midfielder Shaun Wilkinson for special praise.
“I don’t like singling individuals out but I thought Shaun and Bradley were both tremendous,” Hill added.
“Bradley deserved his standing ovation when he was substituted while Shaun was different class.”