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Weymouth’s Harry Baker revels in top week

HARRY Baker says he hopes the Terras can start a charge, as the striker enjoys a purple patch of three goals in two matches helping Weymouth to back-to-back wins.

Baker scored a dramatic late winner in a 4-3 classic against Salisbury at the weekend, while he scored a brace to see the Terras past Gosport on Tuesday evening.

Baker said: “It has been good. Obviously I haven’t featured too many times this season but I am really glad with how this last week has gone.

“More importantly it is six points on the board and hopefully we start a charge now.”

Baker was able to laugh about his second goal against Gosport, which came when Calvin Brooks fired in a shot on target, only for it to deflect off Baker and into the net.

Baker said: “We were laughing and joking about it, he (Brooks) has hit it across goal and I think it has come off my backside.

“He texted me saying well done on the goal, but no it was a good laugh.”

Baker started the match at Gosport after his decisive substitute appearance at Salisbury, and repaid manager Mark Molesley’s faith.

Baker said: “It is one thing getting a start but it is another thing taking it.

“Hopefully (against Gosport) I proved, it is still a big squad, there are going to be times when you have got to sit out and when you do you have just got to wait patiently and once you get that chance you have just got to go for it.”

In the aftermath of the win at Salisbury, Molesley particularly praised Baker’s attitude.

Baker asked how he deals with spells outside of the team, the Terras’ forward says he tries to not let it be visible to his teammates who are going out onto the pitch.

Baker said: “I think if you go shouting and hollering it might disrupt the team, so if you just stay quiet.

“You are obviously going to be frustrated because everyone wants to play, but you do not want to show the boys who have been selected to go out onto the pitch.

“I think that is why we have got such a good team chemistry, you are going to be frustrated but I have had chances and I took one (against Gosport).”

As a result of Baker’s goals Weymouth’s position in the table looks very healthy at present.

The Terras sit four points behind league leaders Taunton Town with three games in hand over the Peacocks, who have taken just one point from their last two games.

Baker now has four league goals for the Terras following his successful start on Tuesday.

The start represented his first of the season in the league, with 13 appearances from the bench.

Baker’s next chance to add to his tally will come on Saturday, when the Terras host Basingstoke Town.

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