WEYMOUTH boss Mark Molesley is wary of Chippenham Town’s good home record in the Vanarama National League South as the two sides prepare to meet tomorrow (3pm).
Chippenham were promoted as winners of the Southern League in the 2016/17 season and have since won a respectable 20 of 42 league games in front of the Bluebirds’ faithful.
Weymouth themselves are unbeaten in five outings this campaign but Molesley warned of the difficulty of facing the Wiltshire side.
He told Echosport: “It’s a really tough encounter coming up. Chippenham have established themselves well in that league and are a really hard team to beat.
“They fare very well at home and we’re expecting a very tough game, as they make every game tough for the people who’ve gone there.
“It’s another big challenge, one we’re looking forward to and we’ll be the best prepared we can.”
Ten-man Weymouth beat Chippenham 2-0 in the FA Cup second qualifying round in 2017, but Molesley believes few lessons can be implemented from that victory.
He said: “That’s a long time ago now.
“They’ve done well, they got out of this league quite some time ago and they’re still in the league.
“They’re another team we’re looking to emulate. They’ve done very well and are an established member, so the utmost respect to them.”
And Molesley would not be drawn on how long the Terras could remain unbeaten this season.
“The challenge is out there, how long we can stretch (the record) remains to be seen,” he said.
“We take each game in isolation, show them respect, but also go there to win the game.”
Weymouth pair Josh McQuoid and Ben Thomson remain out with hamstring injuries and continue to be assessed.