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Mark Molesley believes players are enjoying National League

by: theterras

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Mark Molesley has said that his side are enjoying life in the National League South following their promotion from the Southern League last season.

After a 1-0 victory against Welling United at the Bob Lucas Stadium last weekend, the Terras currently sit 7th in the table with four wins and four draws to their name from ten games.

A return to the Bob Lucas Stadium saw Weymouth get back to winning ways after consecutive draws from long trips to Tonbridge Angels and Oxford City.

Speaking after last Saturday’s victory, Mark Molesley insisted that his side would stick to their philosophies and were not the type to get carried away with their promising start.

“We have got a certain way of doing things, we believe in it and we’ll stick to it, we won’t change for anyone, I think we’ve proved that in the two years which I’ve been manager,” Molesley told theterras.com.

“When we commit to the way we play, we feel we can give anyone a good game. This league is very unforgiving and it’s a tough challenge.

“We never get too high or too low and we certainly won’t be getting carried away.”

After a nine-year absence from the National League, the first four weeks of the season has seen Weymouth return with a series of eye-catching performances and some notable wins already.

Mark Molesley’s tenure at the club has seen the Terras rapidly rise from the position he inherited. Weymouth finished tenth in the Southern League prior to his appointment, before the ex-Terras player turned manager led them to a play-off finish and a title win respectively.

Although he wouldn’t get drawn into setting targets for the season, the Weymouth boss feels that his side need to keep improving in its first season back in the National League.

“There are definitely areas to improve for us and we’ll keep striving to be the best we can be and see where that takes us,” Molesley continued.

“At the moment we’re enjoying it, it’s a great challenge every game and we know we have to be at our very best to get something out of them, and I feel that the boys are responding to that.

“They’re enjoying playing in these big games and it’s bringing the best out of them. It’s a long season and we’re relatively inexperienced, we’re still the ‘new kids on the block’ and still learning about the league. We’re learning quickly and we’re enjoying our time here.”

Despite having achieved so much for Weymouth so far, it is still relatively early days in Mark Molesley’s managerial career and he said he feels he is constantly learning on the job, and that extra professionalism from his opponents has brought its fresh challenges.

“I’m always learning, obviously it’s been a step-up to a difficult league with good teams and well-known players, there’s a lot of ex-league players in this league.

“Other managers and other teams do their homework a little bit more diligently and will try to stop you, so sometimes it is a little bit more of a game of chess from the side-line.

“I’m enjoying it, I’m learning every day and as with everyone at the club I’m just trying to get better.”

Weymouth are next in action on Saturday 14th September when they travel to St Albans City (3pm kick-off) for the eleventh National League South fixture of the season.

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