Mark Molesley praised AFC Bournemouth loanee Ryan Glover after Weymouth’s Buildbase FA Trophy victory at St Albans.
Glover, who signed on a work experience deal prior to the Basingstoke Town game, helped secure a place in the next round when he scored Weymouth’s second goal in the 2-0 win.
Unfortunately, Tuesday was to be Glover’s last game of the season, as scheduled surgery to his ACL and patella will see him sidelined until next year.
Speaking to theterras.com Molesley said: “I think Tuesday’s performance showed everything about Ryan Glover. He doesn’t stop running and doesn’t stop working and he deserved his goal, it was a great finish at the end of it!
“He worked really hard because in the second-half our midfielders had to cover a lot of ground and when we did win the ball back we countered really well.
“It’s a big pitch at St Albans with a big slope and it’s very wide. They must have covered some ground out there; he proved that and his running got him that goal in the end and what a great finish it was.”
The Weymouth boss was also full of praise for the rest of his side who he felt gave a ‘steely performance’.
“The second half was a dogged display from us and shows what a strong underbelly we have. It was a really steely performance and we defended magnificently and were always a threat on the counter.
“In a cup game where we are winning the game it is quite hard, because you have to pick and choose your times and make sure that we are quite solid behind the ball.
“I felt we got the balance right second-half; first-half we started really well and then they finished the half strong.”
An hour into the game Molesley swapped Weymouth forward Brandon Goodship for Abdulai Baggie as the Terras looked to change system; Molesley said that he felt that the reshuffle was key to Weymouth’s resolute second half performance.
“In the second-half I felt that we had a bit of a reshuffle,” Molesley continued. “It gave us a bit more balance off the ball and we managed to stem some of their attacks.
“I’m delighted with the effort the boys put in, especially after coming straight off the back of Saturday.
“We’ve had a lot of football recently, the energy levels and the intensity level of the boys was second-to-none.”
Weymouth are next in action when they face Dorchester Town in the Dorset Senior Cup on Tuesday evening (7:45pm kick-off). The last meeting between the two sides ended in a 5-0 victory for Weymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium in August.