WEYMOUTH boss Mark Molesley agreed that things are settling down for the Terras, after a Brandon Goodship double saw them beat Merthyr Town 2-1 in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South.
It was Weymouth’s second win in a row and one that became more of a fight than expected after a one-sided first 35 minutes from the Terras, with Ryan Prosser briefly equalising for the Martyrs.
When asked if it feels like things are settling down, Molesley replied: “Yeah, I think so.
“It can be quite brutal this league, quite gruelling, and we have been unfortunate with injuries and they are slowly starting to come back.
“People are starting to get a run of games as well and we are starting to see a little bit of consistency in our team selection and our fitness levels and duly results have followed as well.
“(Saturday) is another win and we have got to go again.”
Crucially for Weymouth they were able to name Sam Sherring and Stephane Zubar together at the back in consecutive league matches for the first time since the two started the 1-0 win over Dorchester on Boxing Day.
Despite the dominant opening, Merthyr began hauling their way back into the match after 35 minutes, and Prosser’s 56th minute goal reflected their improvement.
When asked if he feared the worst after Merthyr started to come back into the match, Molesley said: “It is always difficult when you feel like you are playing well and all of a sudden you concede in quite a cruel fashion, you can be forgiven to start to feel sorry for yourselves, but we don’t.
“We kept battling and we kept going, I think we have shown that, we got pegged back at Walton which was again cruel because we were playing really well.
“I think if anything we need to try and kill these games off.
“Get a little bit more clear, try and get a bit more out of sight so we can try and make the afternoon a little more comfortable.
“Having said that Merthyr are a good side and it was a good advert for Southern League football out there and one that we are delighted to win.”
Molesley also praised Merthyr, saying that they are probably as good as any other side that have visited the Bob Lucas Stadium so far this season.
Molesley said: “That was a real, big win. I think Merthyr are probably as good a side as we have seen down here this year.
“I think for the neutral if you come down here and watch a game of football for this level you would have been very impressed.
“They play some very good football and in the first half I thought we were excellent. We really opened up, we made numerous chances, we hit the post, they (Merthyr goalkeeper Lewis Webb) made a good save and we obviously went in 1-0 up.
“For all of Merthyr’s good football I didn’t think they created too much against us so it was a good first half for us.
“In the second half it was quite an even affair, we had chances again to put it to bed but it didn’t quite happen.”
Molesley bemoaned Prosser’s 56th minute equaliser as “a bit of a bizarre goal” but praised his side for coming back again after it.
There were eight minutes between the Merthyr goal and Goodship scoring to make it 2-1 as the Terras claimed victory.