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Terras’ level of performance ‘very high’

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Dorset EchoSATISFIED Weymouth manager Brian Stock spoke of the Terras’ high level of performance during the 0-0 draw with Solihull Moors.

Weymouth have now collected 10 points in six games, including three clean sheets, but might have won for a fourth time in that stretch.

As it was, Dallas fired his 53rd-minute spot-kick with some venom against the bar, before a grainy post-match screen grab appeared to show at least part of the ball over the line.

Dallas had won the penalty after a foul by Nathan Cameron, while Moors also hit the bar in the first half through a Kyle Hudlin header.

Weymouth’s Calvin Brooks then missed two excellent opportunities as neither side proved capable of breaking the deadlock at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Nevertheless, Stock was satisfied by his team’s performance against a Solihull side containing Ireland internationals Adam Rooney and Stephen Gleeson.

He said: “When I analyse the performance, I’m delighted.

“We’ve come up against a very good side. Leading up to the game when we’re looking at our research and trying to find ways to nullify their strengths, I felt we did that very well.

“They flip between formations, they’re quite versatile. Where we’ve had time to work on the training field – every time they changed – we’ve almost trumped them with our card as well.

“The level of performance was very high. We created chances, missed a penalty.

“If you took away the first 10 minutes where it was maybe a little slow and they put us under pressure and had one or two chances, I think we should’ve won the game.”

Stock added: “They’re a good side. They’ve got some good individuals, a good mix of experience and youth.

“Technically good players as well. The way the manager (James Shan) has them playing gives a lot of teams problems. I’ve seen it on numerous occasions this year.”

Stock credited his players for putting his tactics into action.

He said: “Leading up to the game, there were one or two things I had to make sure the players understood.

“That took a little bit more time on the training field, but when you see the players taking on the information and then putting a performance in like they have done, it pleases me as a manager.”