WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley was delighted to see his side thrash play-off hopefuls Chesham United 6-0 on Saturday after a difficult first 70 minutes in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division.
Goals from Ben Thomson, Abdulai Baggie, Brandon Goodship, Harry Baker and a brace from Calvin Brooks helped the Terras earn the win that puts them 18 points inside the play-offs.
Molesley said “It was tough, we built a strong foundation with the first half to take into the second and after 70 minutes we managed to really turn the screw.”
“It is one of the biggest pitches in the league, we certainly did not have it all our own way.
“We had to be really strong and resolute with the work ethic and desire.”
Thomson opened the scoring in the 16th minute after a mistake from goalkeeper Hafed Al-Droubi allowed him to fire into the net from 35-yards out.
Molesley said: “The first 70 minutes were tough but we put the game to bed in the last 20 minutes.”
“They got their reward for their hard work from the first 70 minutes.”
The substitution of Baker had been prepared before Brandon Goodship put the Terras 3-0 up with his 30th league goal of the season.
Baker then went on and scored within two minutes of coming on for the Terras.
Molesley said: “He is always a threat, I do not think they wanted to see him coming on after they have just gone 3-0 down.
“It has been tough for him I know that he has been wanting to get in the goals since he has came back from the injury he got against Royston Town.”
Chesham were not without their threats as ex-Terra Jefferson Louis went close in the 35th minute.
The second half ended with the two sides level with a strong foundation for the Terras a fine reward.
Molesley said: “Our defence was strong and resolute and I think if you look at the score 6-0 you might think it was straight-forward but it was not.
“We turned the screw in the last 20 minutes.
“They had a big strong man up front, they were always going to cause problems.”
When asked about their next games, against rivals Slough Town and Kettering, Molesley said: “We only focus on the next game, it will be a tough week ahead with Slough and Kettering.”
Molesley praised the substitutes as Baker, Josh Wakefield and Charlie Davis all came on as Weymouth scored four goals in the last 20 minutes.
Molesley said: “I thought that the energy that the substitutes brought to the game really hammered the game home.”
“The performance was so much more than the goals, it was the grit it was the desire and the hard work.”
Weymouth have a busy week ahead as they face three games in the next seven days, with Slough Town tomorrow, before Kettering away at the weekend before a match at home to bottom-of-the-table Gosport Borough two days later.