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Abdulai Baggie says Weymouth can take the strain

by: theterras

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ABDULAI Baggie believes Weymouth’s 2-1 win against Royston Town showed the Terras can handle the pressure as they gear up to face them for the second time in less than three weeks in their Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division tussle at the Bob Lucas Stadium (3pm).

Two goals from Brandon Goodship saw the Terras come from behind after an 18th minute header by John Frendo to win 2-1 away on January 30.

Baggie said: “I thought that from being 1-0 down we showed massive character within the team because we have a young squad, we are still learning. I am learning as well.

“It is always good to see that side of the team because people have been saying that we are a young team, not mature enough to handle pressure. But I think we have dealt with that so far and it is just trying to keep positive from now until the end of the season.”

Baggie explains the side are taking it game by game, pointing out that there are still points to be won and points to be lost and notes tomorrow’s match as the start of a tough run-in, with the side then facing Hereford away and Slough at home.

Baggie’s first child was born the day after the Terras’ recent 3-0 win away at Merthyr Town, where he played the whole match.

When asked how it was playing for Weymouth with his first child close to being born Baggie said: “It was tough, it was always on the back of my mind with travelling to Royston and Merthyr but it is a difficult one really.

“It is your first child so it is about trying to get the right balance with that but all in all it worked out quite well which is the pleasing thing.”

“In that stage we won a couple of games as well back-to-back and they were away wins as well so that was all pleasing. So all in all it was a good week.”

Baggie and Josh Carmichael missed the 3-1 win against St Neots Town with a knee problem and a tight hamstring respectively but should be available for Royston pending a late assessment while Mark Cooper could return, having been on the bench last Saturday.

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