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Mark Molesley wary of Sholing threat

by: theterras

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Mark Molesley has said that although he is expecting a tough encounter, he believes his side have ‘more than enough to get the job done’ when the Terras face Sholing in the FA Cup second qualifying round.

Weymouth travel to the Southern League Division One South club’s Mackoy Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to overcome a Sholing side they last faced in the Southern League Cup in November 2014. Sholing caused an upset and ran out 2-0 winners at the Bob Lucas Stadium in the last meeting.

Sholing are currently mid-table in the Southern League Division One after being promoted from the Wessex League Premier last season.

Tadley Calleva, Hamble Club, and Bradford Town have all already been seen off by the Hampshire based club in this season’s FA Cup competition. Sholing also thumped step-3 side Gosport Borough 5-1 in the Southern League Cup last week.

At the same stage last season, the Boatmen forced National League South side Slough Town to a replay, before being defeated 3-0 by the Rebels.

Mark Molesley has said that his side can’t afford to underestimate their opponents on Saturday.

Speaking to theterras.com Mark Molesley said, “Sholing beat a good Gosport side convincingly, if that’s not a warning shot fired at us then I don’t know what is. We won’t be taking anything lightly.

“I faced them last year with the Bournemouth Under 23s, so I know that they are a formidable outfit and they’re used to winning. They’re a good side with a lot of threats, it’ll be a tough game.

“We’ll have to be right on the money, it’s slightly different that we’re going to go there as the bigger club, so the onus and the pressure is going to be on us.

“We’ll have to do that, but I’m sure the boys will show the same work ethic and attitude as they did against St Albans. We’ve got more than enough to get the job done.”

Despite earning an impressive 4-1 victory at St Albans last Saturday, the Weymouth boss has said there is still plenty for his side to improve on.

“There are certainly areas for improvement for us but overall,” he continued. “When you come away from home against a good side and win you have to be happy.

“We can’t get too above ourselves, there is plenty to work on and we’re always trying to evolve to get better, so we’ll work hard this week and improve for next Saturday.”