Weymouth 2-3 Woking – match report

WEYMOUTH “failed to handle” the key defensive moments of his 3-2 loss to Woking, manager Brian Stock admitted.

Woking took a 2-0 lead when Tahvon Campbell scored from a corner and Rohan Ince scored from a move that started with a free kick.

Tyler Cordner’s ball header halved the Cards lead before Campbell scored his 13th goal of the season at the break.

Andy Robinson’s 91st minute goal set up a tense final, but Weymouth couldn’t find a leveler as Woking sent the Terras to a third straight National League loss to Vanarama.

Stock told BBC Radio Solent: “When you break down the three goals, the first comes from a corner where we didn’t score correctly.

“The second comes from a free kick where we did not sit well and the third from a goal kick.

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“These are three reboots where we knew what it was about. They are big, strong, they put balls in the zones and we failed to deal with that.

“If we want to win football matches, we can’t afford to score three goals.”

Stock declined to criticize his players after what he saw as a hard-working performance.

He said: “The change in formation in the second half really brought the game to Woking.

“We lost the game 3-2, which is the most disappointing fact, but the majority of these players, if not all, can leave this field knowing that they have tried everything to win.

“It’s frustrating. When we lost 3-1 the whole stadium fell flat. You could feel that tension and nervousness among everyone.

“Sometimes these players have to take ownership and they did, Andy scored a good goal to make it 3-2 and we keep raining shots in the 93rd, 94th, 95th minutes.

“When the chips are low and the latest results aren’t to your liking, you want players to be up to the occasion.

“While the performance probably didn’t deserve all the points, I felt the attitude and the desire was there for the whole game.”

Stock added: “As the game progressed I felt we had dictated the tempo and brought the game to Woking.

“A change of formation to a full-back three and the intervention of the outside center-halfs caused them problems.

“The impact of the submarines – Tom Blair, Brandon Goodship, Martell (Taylor-Crossdale) – was a good contribution.

“Until the last minute, I felt like we were going to get something out of the game. It’s frustrating but we’re going back.

When asked if he’s feeling under pressure after two home losses, Stock said: “I think there is pressure on a daily basis.

“The pressure is to try to stay in this division. Before Chesterfield and Altrincham we were five undefeated and we have to remember that.

“We didn’t come off the field being dominated. We conceded three goals in our own crash.

“Give Woking credit, they’ve got a lot of firepower, they’re strong, they’re big, they know what they’re talking about and they went to Notts County and beat them 4-1.

“You have to give them respect and overall they deserved the three points. We’re not taking anything away from them, but going all the way is all I can ask for.

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