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Weymouth must maintain standards

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WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley called on the Terras to avoid a drop-off in their high standards as Concord Rangers visit the Bob Lucas Stadium in the Vanarama National League South tomorrow (3pm).

Molesley has overseen an impressive start to the new season with his squad currently occupying fifth place despite a testing schedule involving clashes with Welling, Chelmsford, Maidstone and Bath.

If results go their way, Weymouth could rise to second this weekend, but Molesley is wary of Concord lurking just two points behind his side.

He told Echosport: “We’ve had a good spell of late, but the most important thing is to keep that going.

“We’ll keep working hard, keep striving to improve and prepare the best we can. It’s going to be a difficult game.”

Since consecutive 1-1 and 0-0 draws to Tonbridge and Oxford, Weymouth have gone five games unbeaten, winning their last three and keeping clean sheets in three of their four previous matches.

“We felt we probably dropped a few points around that time,” Molesley said.

“It was probably not our best performance of the season. We reacted well since then but we’ve got to keep that going.

“We need to be consistent. The games don’t get any easier, they only get tougher and Concord are only two points behind us. It’s a tight, tough league and we can’t afford to drop off. It’s been a good start but there’s always areas to improve. We’re always striving to get better.

“That’s all it is, just a start. It won’t mean anything unless we continue it – the hard work continues.”

Weymouth beat Wimborne in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Monday in which captain Josh McQuoid completed 45 minutes. The Northern Irishman could be involved tomorrow.

However, centre-back Sam Sherring is seeing an ankle specialist and Weymouth hope the Bournemouth loanee can avoid an operation.

Dorset Echo