JASON Matthews could only admire Merthyr Town’s “perfect away performance” as his side slipped further from the play-offs with a 1-0 loss at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Kayne McLaggon scored the only goal of the game on the stroke of half-time to give the Martyrs their third win on the road this season.

There were a few boos after the match aimed at the Terras and Matthews feels his side deserved more from the game.

He said: “I’m really disappointed. We were really neat and tidy but, lacked that cutting edge and desire that we have shown in the last couple of weeks.

“We took the game to them in the second half but, we gave them a leg up and a goal headstart. Merthyr gave the perfect away performance.”

It was a day of frustration for the player-manager where his strikers all failed to have an impact on the game.

Ironically enough, Sam Jordan, who signed a dual deal with Melksham Town, scored on his debut for the Toolstation Western Premier outfit after netting a hat-trick in midweek for the Terras.

Speaking about Jordan, Matthews added: “He needs to get match fit. He scored for Melksham so, he’s doing the right thing. “We want him to be fighting fit and for him to be the Sam Jordan we signed in the summer so he can bang some goals in for us.”

Conor Jevon played the final 15 minutes for Weymouth in the defeat, a striker that has had interest from rivals Dorchester in recent weeks.

The boss remarked: “He’s been offered renewed terms and he has agreed them. He will be staying.

“He’s in the 16 on merit which is a big thing at the moment. He’s got a big part to play.”

Dorset Echo

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