Molesley: Food for thought after midweek defeat

WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley, whilst disappointed by the 2-0 home defeat by Frome Town on Tuesday that broke their six-game winning run, was positive in his thoughts after the match writes Stuart Broom.

Accepting that his team’s performance on the night was not quite good enough he told View Sport: “We created enough chances to have won, and it was completely frustrating, but there have been plenty of positives in the last six or seven games, so food for thought.

“I don’t think we hit our usual standards. We huffed and puffed, and really pushed at the end, despite not being at our best and had quite an array of chances, but we didn’t take them which was typical of our performance.”

He added: “We were a yard short, a bit slow with our passing and a bit poor in our decision making at times. Everyone looked blinkered. I won’t make excuses, it was a perfect night for us, a great pitch, a good crowd; there was everything there to go and give a good performance.”

However, the Terras boss believed it was nothing that his young side couldn’t rectify on the training pitch.

“We’ve had some really good performances and shown a lot of good attributes, but today we were just weren’t our usual selves, so we just have to dust ourselves down and get back on the training field and look to improve. The pleasing thing is that we created enough chances to have won.”

Molesley also praised Frome for their performance, saying: “We’ve been taught a lesson and it’s important for us as a young team to learn to react quickly.

“You earn your luck in this game and we’ve been fortunate in certain games and unfortunate in others; it evens itself out; and we can’t rely on anyone but ourselves so we have to keep working hard, learning and improving in every game.

“I think they (Frome) defended magnificently. They put their bodies on the line, so full credit to them.

Commenting on the grandstand finish, particularly when Jake McCarthy’s headers was cleared off the line and keeper Mark Travers’ follow up deflected he said: “We were knocking at the door and how that chance stayed out I’m not sure.”

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