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Defence ‘unlucky’, says Mark Molesley

by: theterras

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WEYMOUTH boss Mark Molesley believes the Terras’ defence has been “unlucky” not to collect more clean sheets despite some impressive displays.

Molesley feels the Terras have been victims of three soft penalties in five Vanarama National League South games, ruining potential shut-outs against Bath, Chelmsford and Slough.

As a result, Weymouth have yet to keep a clean sheet this campaign after conceding against Maidstone and Dartford, but Molesley’s men remain in a lofty second position behind early leaders Wealdstone.

Norman Wabo’s goal for the Darts in the 89th minute was a particular source of regret for Molesley, who believed his defenders deserved more.

Speaking to Echosport, he said: “They’ll be disappointed with not getting a clean sheet and they deserved one.

“It was one lapse in concentration, but that wasn’t just a defensive disappointment because as a whole team we attack together and defend together.

“There were a couple of bits where we just sat on our heels for too long in that instance, and it was only an instance, because we defended so well.

“They deserved more. They should’ve had more clean sheets, they’ve been unlucky.

“There’s been some soft penalties given against us, to say the least. At the moment we’re happy we’re not giving up too much on our goal – long may that continue.”

Weymouth return to action on Saturday away at Chippenham Town (3pm).

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