Shot Down

By Stray Shots Team
Last updated : 04 November 2007

The result put the Shots top of the Blue Square Premier table but the Terras' boss thought his side equipped themselves well against very strong opposition and would have got something from the game had it not been for two lapses in concentration.

He said: "I did not think there was two goals between the two sides but I would say they are the best side we have played against this season.

"Both goals they scored were sloppy from our point of view and they came at the right time for them. The first one came from a free-kick, which we did not defend properly, and the second came from a breakaway from our own corner.

"Just before that second goal Conal Platt missed a great chance that should have got us back level. Had that gone in who knows what would have happened?

"We are disappointed because two lapses in concentration have cost us. Overall I thought we played some good football at times and made a few good chances but we just did not take them.

"The difference was they were more clinical than we were. Normally we are very good at scoring goals but tonight we did not make the most of our opportunities."

Weymouth have now only won once in their last six home games and Tindall is keen to break that trend. Their next clash at the Wessex Stadium will be against York City on November 24.

Tindall said: "I do not know why we are not winning more games at home.

"We are a bit like Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. No one would have thought they would have performed like they have been at home recently and sometimes you just cannot put your finger on why these things happen.

"Away from home we do not seem to be under so much pressure. We will make a mistake and then recover from it almost instantly.

"It is frustrating but I am confident we will starting winning more games here soon."

New signings Neil Young and Callum Hart both started for the Terras last night. AFC Bourne-mouth loanee Young has initially joined for a month while fellow ex-Cherries star Hart has signed non-contract terms.

Tindall said: "I thought both of them were outstanding and were our best two players. Neil gave us a lot of calmness and experience at the back and Callum did excellent at left back but had to come off."

Some fans could not understand why Tindall took Hart off and replaced him with Louis. A switch that saw winger Nick Crittenden move to left back.

Three minutes after that change the Shots got their second goal. Tindall said: "We decided to bring Jefferson on and move Nick to left back to try and go more offensive.

"Narada Bernard was also on the bench but he has been playing recently when he has only been 60 per cent fit. If he was 100 per cent right then I would have brought him on but with us being a goal down and with Nick having played in that position before we decided to go with that."

Reporter: Adam Summers
Source: www.dorsetecho.co.uk

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