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  • Writer's pictureChris Woods

REACTION | "It's a good point on the road"

Stuart Maynard felt a point was the least his side deserved from the National League game with Weymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium. The Stones fell behind to a goal from Ben Thomson after 40 minutes, but the visitors regrouped, equalised just past the hour through Connor McAvoy who scored on his debut following his loan move from Fulham and then pushed hard for the winner, going close when Jay Bird saw an effort pushed round the post. However, Maynard's side had to deep dig in the last ten minutes after being reduced to ten men following an injury to Charlie Cooper, showing they had learnt the game-management lessons from the previous two games "It was a really positive performance," said Maynard. "It's a bit frustrating as we should have won it on the chances created, but going down to ten men through injuries meant we had to sit in and take the point. We'll take the point and respect the point as Weymouth are a good team. It's a good point on the road in the division. They didn't create too many chances when we went down to ten men. We got back into our shape well and the players are giving everything for the football club and that's all we can ask of them." The point on the road was the team's fifth, following on from the draw at Dagenham & Redbridge and the win at King's Lynn. "It's a big point," said winger Dennon Lewis. "We've had a few tough weeks but the performances are starting to come to together. We showed today what we can do and we probably should have gone on to win the game. We defended a lot better , we are defending the box a lot better and now the next step is seeing games out and getting the ball into the final third and creating more chances. "We dominated the game bar the last ten minutes when we went down to ten men. The chances will come and everything will start falling into place. We need to stick with what manager is asking us to do."


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