JOSH Wakefield praised Weymouth for never knowing when they are dead, as a last-minute winner saw them beat Walton Casuals 3-2 in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South on Saturday.
Wakefield scored Weymouth’s second goal after 34 minutes to put the Terras 2-0 up, yet Walton fought back and equalised in the 87th minute through Jack Battie, yet a 90th-minute winner from Brandon Goodship rescued the home side.
Wakefield said: “Playing three games in a week is never easy, Tiverton away we put in a lot of effort there, obviously scored a lastminute winner as well so I think we were a bit fatigued and a bit tired.
“They brought on some fresh legs in the middle especially it kind of overran us a little bit but, like I say, we never give up.
“We never know when we are dead this group and we will always be looking to try and score at the end.”
The goal was Wakefield’s second of a great season so far from the midfielder and was pleased to get one after missing some chances in the 2-1 win at Tiverton Town in the midweek prior to the Walton win.
Wakefield, when asked if he was pleased with his goal, said: “Definitely, I thought on Tuesday I had a few chances as well, missed them unfortunately but I managed to get one away and I could have had another one as well. It was good to get a goal obviously definitely.”
Wakefield, when asked about the frantic finale to the match against Walton, light-heartedly said: “It was just crazy isn’t it, I don’t know what we are doing sometimes.
“I mean I know we are good at scoring late goals but we don’t make it easy for ourselves. It could have been 4-0, 5-0 before that and then once they get that goal obviously their tails are up and we end up limping through rather than sailing through.”
When asked about his good start to the season, which has seen him make nine starting appearances and a further two from the bench, Wakefield explained that he has ‘screwed his head back on’ and is enjoying being a regular starter in the team this year.
Wakefield said: “Last season I had not played for a while and was not really looking to play football and then obviously I got the call from Moles but this season I have kind of really knuckled down and screwed my head back on and I am really kind of going for it.
“So it is good to be in the team every week and good to be playing the game so hopefully I can keep it up and keep contributing to the team.”