WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley admitted his side has to manage games better, but added “you cannot keep this group down” after a late Brandon Goodship goal saw them win 3-2 against Walton Casuals in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South.
Weymouth had been leading 2-0 after strikes from Abdulai Baggie and Josh Wakefield, but goals from Taureen Roberts and Jack Battie saw Walton briefly equalise after 87 minutes, before Goodship bundled in after 90 minutes.
Molesley said: “We have had nine shots on target, they have had two and it has ended up 3-2. I am delighted with the boys, and the character and endeavour, the never-say-die attitude, all of the things I keep saying every week.
“It keeps coming out, you cannot keep this group down but at the same time we have got to learn to manage these games better when we are in control. We have got to see the game out and get the job done with a little bit more efficiency.”
A clearly relieved Molesley also proudly spoke of the ‘Weymouth spirit’ in striking late to win matches, the second successive game that Goodship has grabbed a decisive, late goal.
Molesley said: “The Weymouth spirit was in full flow again with the last minute winner, so three points a headache and a few panics for the manager.”
Molesley added: “It was an emotional rollercoaster again, there were heart in mouth moments, it is starting to be a typical day at the Bob Lucas.
“At the end of the day we are delighted with three points.”
The Weymouth boss acknowledged that the match should have been more comfortable than it was however.
Molesley said: “That game should have been a lot more comfortable than it was, and we have had to dig deep again and come from the dead again to secure it.
“But like I said it should have been a lot more comfortable.”
Molesley also bemoaned the chances missed and the two ‘sloppy’ goals conceded by Weymouth.
Molesley said: “We were guilty of spurning too many chances and got sucker-punched. We gave away a really sloppy goal.
“We made a mistake, they capitalised and scored.”
Molesley also bemoaned the lack of cutting edge when seeking their third goal to try and end the contest.
Molesley said: “It is difficult, we are 2-0 up and we are in control of the game.
“We are creating chances, the third goal is going to kill it and unfortunately we have kicked ourselves in the foot by giving a really poor goal from our standards. It is 2-1 then, the other team has got nothing to lose, we have got everything to lose, a bit of a change in mindset and unfortunately they got their equaliser.”
Molesley also admits that every match is a learning curve for the group, and praised Walton Casuals for their performance.
Molesley said: “It is a learning curve, every week for this group. Every game is difficult, I keep saying it . Walton Casuals are a very good side, you can see that, well organised, they pass the ball, they have got people with good pace up front.
“It felt like we got away with it at the end, with the way the game flowed.
“When you reflect on it we more than deserved the three points.”