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Riley’s proud of his young Stags’ effort
AFC TOTTON boss Steve Riley was happy to focus on the positives after tonight’s 2-1 Calor Southern Premier Division defeat at Weymouth.
On the face it, it wasn’t the best of nights for Totton who, as well as finishing on the losing side, suffered fresh injuries to Alex Moth and on-loan Swindon Town wideman Mark Francis.
Totton started well with Rob Flooks and Liam Hibberd forcing saves before they fatally left centre-back Sam Poole unmarked from a corner to put Weymouth in front with a bullet head on 23 minutes.
Two minutes later a Terras’ cross-shot hit the bar and, though Stewart Yetton appeared to foul Stags ’keeper Joe McCormack as he pounced on the rebound, the goal was given.
Totton, though, were far from finished. On 29 minutes Moth fired a fierce shot into the bottom corner for 2-1 and, in the second half Francis was well placed on the edge of the box but fired straight at the keeper.
Unfortunately Moth turned his ankle in the first-half and play was halted for six minutes towards the end while Francis was stretchered off with a leg injury.
“I’ve spoken to Mark and hopefully it’s not as bad as we thought,” said Riley.
“Our performance tonight was a lot, lot better.
“Weymouth hit the woodwork a couple of times, but we were a lot more ruthless defensively and our discipline was better. If we play like that for the rest of the season, we will pick up points. There were lots of positives tonight.”
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