JASON Matthews admitted it was a good feeling to top the Evo- Stik Southern Premier Division, but is not getting too carried away with his side’s rise to the peak of the table.

Celebrating the club’s 125th year in existence on Saturday, three points in a 1-0 win against Bedworth United meant Weymouth surged to the summit, a point ahead of Leamington and Dorset rivals Poole Town.

But the Terras’ chief knows there is still a long way to go.

“It’s nice to go top of the league on the 125th anniversary game,” he told Echosport.

“It’s probably come a little bit too soon going top of the pile but winning breeds confidence.

“I felt the boys stuck at it, not at our fluent best like on Tuesday night, but, at the end of the day, it’s about getting another three points on the board and we have done that. It keeps our unbeaten run at home intact.”

After some intense pressure from the Terras, Ben Thomson fired home 11 minutes from time to give the hosts victory against the Greenbacks.

Asked if he was at all worried that the goal would not come, Matthews said: “It has been a bit of a running saga of the home games really. I think the boys like to keep me on my toes personally!
“You don’t lose faith though because for a little 15-minute spell we were camped in their half and there’s only so long you can defend like that, but credit to Bedworth, they almost did it.”

He added: “Ben gives us an extra dimension to what we didn’t have before, he is proving his worth and it’s not only his goals.

“His all-round play has been very good, he is stretching defences and, for me, he is growing into what we want in the team.

“Credit to Ben, I think it’s a new learning curve for him because there is a different mentality between Weymouth and Frome and he has made the transition very well.

“Chris Shephard came on and gave us a little bit extra, as he always does.”
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Matthews also gave an update on the fitness of midfielder Adam Kelly, who was forced off after pulling up with a hamstring problem.

He said: “I don’t think he has pulled it fully but he has obviously tweaked it enough to be a major doubt for next Saturday.”

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