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Calvin Brooks glad to be in the goals for Weymouth

CALVIN Brooks admits it is nice to be in among the goals after his fifth of the season sent the Terras en route to victory against Dunstable in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division on Saturday.

Four of Brooks’ five league goals this season have come since January.

Brooks told Echosport: “It is nice to get in the goals, I have been a bit more in the goals in the second half of the season than I was in the first half which has been nice but it is just good to chip in and not let Brandon (Goodship) do all of the scoring.

“It is just nice to contribute and obviously getting the three points is a lot more important.”

His goal against Dunstable came in the 42nd minute as Weymouth were dominating, with Josh Carmichael slipping the ball through to Brooks in the box who fired past the onrushing goalkeeper.

Brooks said: “It was a bit of a snapshot, it has come through and as it has come through I remember just being crowded and the keeper was coming out and I just hit it and it went in luckily.”

Minutes later Goodship extended the lead after Dunstable allowed him to fire home from six yards out.

Brooks said: “It was a little bit of a gift but that is what Brandon does, if he gets a chance he is going to put it in the back of the net and they have given him one on a plate. I am sure he is happy with it.”

Ultimately, though, Brooks was just happy to get the win against a Dunstable side that the Terras lost 2-1 to back in January.

“It was a potential banana skin, obviously we lost at their place, we knew that they are not a bad side and it was a hard fought win in the end,” he said.

The victory against Dunstable also saw the home debut for Thiago Caze da Silva, who had a great game as Weymouth were seldom troubled at the back.

Brooks said: “I thought he did really well. He played extremely well at Hereford and he played very well on Saturday. He is just a very strong, assured defender, he is calm on the ball and he just seems to win all of the duels.

“I think we needed someone like that in that position, it has allowed Jake (McCarthy) to move into midfield where he is probably best. So it is a win-win all round.”

The Terras next face Chesham, who they beat 1-0 at home in December with a great defensive effort following an early dismissal for Mark Cooper.

Brooks reflected: “It was a difficult game, that was my first game back from injury and I was not expecting to come on until probably late on but we had the sending off. I remember well we held on to the lead for 70 minutes.”

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