WEYMOUTH boss Mark Molesley was delighted after the Terras “showed the right attitude” to dismiss ten-man Odd Down 5-0 in their FA Cup first qualifying round tie.

A Harry Baker hat-trick, plus goals from Ben Thomson and Jake McCarthy enabled Weymouth to settle the contest convincingly, with Molesley pleased by the “professional” performance from his players.

He told Echosport: “It was a good job from the boys. They were very professional, very good.

“The boys showed the right attitude in a potential banana skin of a game in tough conditions because the pitch was dry and bobbly. The application was spot on and it needed to be.

“I thought we were resolute and organised and we showed what we’re about in getting five goals and a clean sheet.”

The Terras’ manager added that although the players were “pleased” with the win, his preference was for them to remain “level headed” before their clash with pacesetters Kettering on Saturday.

He said: “The boys are pleased, they are always pleased after a good win.

“We’re never too high after a game, it’s about keeping level headed and focused on the next challenge as we welcome Kettering who are top of the league.”

And Molesley reserved special praise for hat-trick hero Baker, who took his tally of goals to four this week having notched for Weymouth Reserves against Ringwood Town.

“His enthusiasm is fantastic, he’s great to work with. He works his socks off and he got his rewards today.

“His talent showed in that second half with two great finishes and a real striker’s finish in getting on the end of a shot. It was a good day’s work for him,” he said.

Looking ahead to a potential second qualifying round opponent, Molesley admitted his desire is for a home tie.

He said: “A home tie is always nice, to get out on our own pitch in front of our own fans. We’ll welcome any challenge and we’re looking to get as far as we can in the competition.

“It’s in the lap of the gods whoever we get.”

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