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Leacock feels Wealdstone did not match Torquay’s physicality

PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:12 29 October 2018

Action from Wealdstone's clash with Torquay United (pic Geoff Smith/top-pic photography)

Action from Wealdstone's clash with Torquay United (pic Geoff Smith/top-pic photography)

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Stones beaten 3-0 at home by Gulls on Saturday

Jamie Leacock believes Wealdstone were unable to match the physicality of Torquay United in a 3-0 home defeat in the Vanarama National League South.

Stones trailed at the break at home to the Gulls, with Opanin Edwards netting on the stroke of half-time after Jonathan North had saved a Jamie Reid penalty earlier in the opening period.

Gary Johnson’s men doubled their advantage in the 47th minute through George Essuman, before Reid added a third eight minutes from time.

It was a disappointing afternoon for the Grosvenor Vale outfit, who slipped to seventh in the table.

But assistant manager Leacock feels he knows exactly where Wealdstone lost the league encounter with Torquay.

Leacock told the club website: “They were better than us physically. They outmuscled us all over the park and had more pace, more energy. That’s where the game was lost.

“To come out (in the second half) and after 30 seconds concede from a soft free-kick, it’s a sucker blow.

“When your 2-0 down, you give yourself too much to do (to get back in the game).”

Wealdstone will hope for a response on Monday night when they entertain Gloucester City in the league.

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