WEYMOUTH player-manager Jason Matthews was delighted to see club captain Stewart Yetton recapture his scoring form at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Saturday.
The former Truro City and Plymouth Argyle striker, who had not fired since Weymouth’s FA Cup defeat to Petersfield Town on September 12, popped up to open the scoring in the 2-0 league win over King’s Lynn Town on Saturday.
Matthews told Echosport: “He works his socks off and, I think it’s no secret, Yetts knows himself that it hasn’t gone for him over the last three or four games.
“But it is difficult when a lad scores 30 goals a season to leave him out.
“He will keep going and I feel it’s really positive that he scored and he took his goal very well.
“Him and Ben Thomson are forming a very good partnership and they saw off three centre-halves on Saturday, that says it all.
“Going with the 4-4-2 seems to be working for us at the moment and it seems to be working better for us than the 4-3-3. Having Chris Shephard back creates a lot, he drifts around and it was nice that he kept going for 90 minutes, which proves he is back to full fitness.”
Matthews also confirmed that midfielder Billy Lowes was brought off at the break with mild concussion in Saturday’s success but was highly impressed with his replacement, Chris McPhee.
Commenting on his player-coach, the Weymouth chief added: “I felt that when he got warm he took the game by the scruff of the neck and got us going.
“That’s what I expect from Chris if he wants to play in midfield and he definitely gave me some food for thought with that performance.”