Dickov: Fast start was crucial

Curtis Main fired in a first-half double while James Coppinger – with a stunning volley – and Richie Wellens also got on the scoresheet, though Liam Monelle grabbed a late consolation.
Dickov, who now faces his former club Oldham in the second round, said: “We’ve strung together some really good passing moves in the first half.
“We knew we needed to make a fast start to quieten not only Weston’s players but their fans. That’s how it worked out and to go in three-up at half-time was really pleasing.
“After that I felt we got a bit sloppy but you have to give credit to Weston for the way they played in the second half.
“The postponement may have helped us because we played on a really good playing surface. It was a night when the result was everything.”
Weston-super-Mare manager Micky Bell said: “I’m just delighted my players did themselves justice in the end.
“A few things were said at half-time and we were so much quicker to the ball after the break. If things had gone a bit better for us in front of goal it might have been a closer result.
“It was a great night for our club, the chairman has called it the greatest in our history and I’m going to hold him to that.
“Now we have to take our second-half performance into our league programme because we have a battle to get away from the wrong end of the table.”

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