WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley admitted he was “disappointed” with a 1-1 draw against Beaconsfield Town but pleased with the “never-say-die” attitude of the Terras.
Molesley’s men ensured they protected their unbeaten start to the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South courtesy of Josh Wakefield’s 88th-minute tap-in, cancelling out Brendan Matthew’s opener.
The Terras also extended a run dating back to October that has now seen them go 17 home league games without defeat, when Frome Town took a 2-0 victory away from the Bob Lucas Stadium.
Speaking to Echosport after the draw, Molesley felt the fixture had been “frustrating” to observe.
He said: “On reflection of the game I think we dominated large periods and created some good chances. On another day, quite a few of them would have gone in.
“It’s ultimately ended in a frustrating game, but we still went to the end and we didn’t give up.
“The players could have been forgiven for thinking it wasn’t going to be their day when you see all of a sudden you go 1-0 down after dominating the game and you’re seeing time after time us hitting their goalkeeper.
“We rolled our sleeves up, went to the end, and got our reward with a goal. We’re disappointed with a point, but there are still a lot of positives.
“The character, the team spirit, the togetherness and the never-say-die attitude was evident again.”
Molesley, as he did last season, also urged his players to remain resilient against teams set up to shut out his side at home.
He said: “We’re going to have to be patient at times. Teams are going to come and frustrate us like they did.
“They’ve a lot of experience in their team and on their bench, how to manage the game. I think they used every ounce of that.
“Seven minutes injury time tells you a tale and it could’ve been 15 minutes injury time. I think that tells a tale when there wasn’t a bad injury on the pitch.
“We’ve got to get used to it. People are going to want to come and frustrate us.”
He added: “If we took some of our chances we probably would have been ahead and the game would have had a different outlook.
“We might have found more spaces – they defended really well. A well-organised side, quick, strong at the back, a threat on the counter, so they were tough opponents.
“I take my hat off to them, they gave us a tough outing but at the same time I think we created enough chances to win the game.”
Asked whether the match had been a throwback to last season, with team setting out to disrupt the Terras, Molesley said: “Yeah, I think it’s our own fault.
“We gave away a silly goal and didn’t take our chances.
“If we’d have done that they wouldn’t have been trying to frustrate us so much because they would have been behind.”