CALVIN Brooks says the Terras are looking to ‘make a statement’ against Farnborough today (3pm).
The defender spoke after Weymouth’s play-off hopes took a knock when they fell to a 2-1 defeat at struggling Dunstable Town on Tuesday night.
Brooks scored in the 72nd minute after the Blues had secured a 2-0 lead after 66 minutes at Creasey Park.
Brooks said: “Everyone has just talked about the frustrations of Tuesday and we have had a chat between us and everyone has just said that today is a great opportunity to put it right at home against a decent side and to make a statement again.
“We have had a few disappointing losses this season, when you look at St Ives at home in the first game and everyone was panicking but we have always come back and put in a decent performance behind it and that is why we are in the position we are.”
Weymouth had gone more than two months and 10 games unbeaten in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division, with their last league defeat before Dunstable coming in a 3-0 loss at Slough Town on November 18.
Brooks said: We were very disappointed in the changing room and on the way back but as you have just said going a couple of months unbeaten in the league is hardly a disaster we have just got to make sure we bounce back in the next game, that is the most important thing.”
After Brooks reduced the score against Dunstable to make it 2-1, he was asked he thought the comeback was on at that point.
Brooks said: “Yes definitely, we were just trying to get across to everyone just to keep our heads up, the mistake for the second goal gave them a bit of a boost and a two-goal lead but we knew they had conceded a lot of goals.
“We hoped that if we got that first goal they might crumble but to be fair to them they stood up they wasted as much time as they could and the keeper especially did really well in the end and kept us out. He had two, three or four of those where Brandon Goodship tested him from long range and to be fair to him he managed to get behind everything.”
Brooks admitted that it is easier after a bad result to have another match soon after.
Brooks said: “It is always hard when you lose on Saturday and you have not got a game until the following Saturday but luckily we have got a chance to put it right today.
“We will be making sure that we do everything that we can to do that.”
The Terras have had one home game in the league since the start of the year, having faced four trips away.
Brooks said: “We had a 17-hour day with King’s Lynn and then followed on the Tuesday by a 12-hour day at Dunstable and it obviously catches up with you.
“These are the things that no one cares about at the end of the season the table does not lie and we have got to make sure that we are preparing right and recovering right and that we keep getting the results.”
The current heavy run of fixtures comes after scheduled trips in December to Royston Town and Dunstable Town were postponed due to cup commitments and a frozen pitch respectably.
Referring to their last home match against Bishop’s Stortford, which ended in a 1-1 draw, Brooks said: “That was a disappointing result with them scoring late on so we definitely want to get back out in front of our home fans and put on a better performance.”
Brooks has scored two of the Terras’ last three goals with efforts against Dunstable and Bishop’s Stortford.
Brooks said: “It is a bit of a strange one especially with the amount that Brandon has been scoring. It is always nice to chip in and get on the scoresheet.”