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Weymouth: We Scored At Really Good Times

Posted by Rohit Bains
Posted on Tue 6 Apr 2021
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The Shaymen dug deep and gained themselves a spot in the play-off places after a convincing 3-2 victory over Weymouth. Pete Wild spoke to Shaymen TV after the match.

The Gaffer began by giving his overall thoughts on the game – a match that saw Jake Hyde open the scoring after two minutes, before Weymouth’s Jake McCarthy pulled a goal back on the 22nd minute. Tom Bradbury and Jeff King then put the Shaymen 3-1 up scoring goals either side of the break, subsequently McCarthy knocked up a late consolation for Weymouth.

Wild gave his view; “We showed flashes of decent play today, I don’t think we showed consistency in our play though, but we probably created 15-20 chances – 10 of those were of real quality. The final pass and not putting the ball into the back of the net is what let us down and that’s something we need to keep working on because it cost us against Sutton, and it nearly did again today.

“We work every week on our play in the final third, so it is something that is a continuous process. Over at the other end today, you’re looking at us getting done off a set piece which irritates me, and then for their second we didn’t get out quick enough to press the ball. They’re little things but things we will work on to address – it’s football at National League level, you’ve got to keep working on these things.”

Wild later added on how at one end the Shaymen conceded from a set piece and then at the other end scored from a set piece through Bradbury’s goal.

“We do a lot on set pieces and provide a lot on them, so to get done by one really irritates me but Chris Millington does a lot on our attacking set pieces and he deserves a lot of credit for where people have ended up because we put the ball into the back of the net. So yeah, it was really pleasing to score a set-piece.”

When Wild reviewed the game more, he said, “I thought we scored three goals at three really good times,” he took this statement on further adding; “It helps you and it pins your opposition back, so to score early in the first half and second half it gives you that push to move on.”

The gaffer ended the interview looking ahead to future games, “We have some good games coming up, they are really exciting times because the players will tell you, they much prefer playing than training and hearing us.

“So yeah, we are excited, but our first objective is to get to 50 points, and we have the chance to do that on Saturday against a really good Altrincham side who have been excellent all season, they’ve been excellent tactically too. We can’t give them half a yard on Saturday, or we will get beat.”

To watch the FULL INTERVIEW head over to SHAYMEN TV.

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