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Mark Molesley praises fantastic Non-League Day atmosphere

by: theterras

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Weymouth manager Mark Molesley took time to praise both sets of supporters for creating a ‘fantastic atmosphere’ during Weymouth’s draw at Dulwich Hamlet on Non-League Day.

A crowd of just over 2,900 were treated to an entertaining end-to-end encounter where both sides could have laid claim to having taken all three points.

Speaking to theterras.com after the game, Mark Molesley took time to praise the Terras opponents, as well as the travelling Weymouth fans who had to endure the treacherous conditions on the uncovered terraces.

“It was a fantastic atmosphere, Dulwich are a good team off the pitch and what a fantastic atmosphere off the pitch as well,” Mark Molesley said. “It a great club, a nice pitch, and a fantastic atmosphere for Non-League Day; well done to Dulwich for hosting a great game.

“Our fans played their part in it too and packed the goal in the soaking wet, they must’ve been absolutely drenched but they turned out in their numbers to support us.

“They made a great atmosphere and hopefully, it was an entertaining game, everyone got a point so everyone got something out of today. It was a good day all-round.

“For the people who came for Non-League Day, I think they had an exciting game to watch.”

Both sides had chances to win the game, but Mark Molesley was keen to stress that he felt a draw was the fair result and that he was impressed by Dulwich Hamlet’s approach.

“We are obviously disappointed we didn’t win, we took the lead but on the whole, it’s a point gained,” continued the Weymouth boss. “Dulwich are a good side, I really liked them when we did our homework on them; you could see that they are a good side and I don’t think their results have shown that of late.

“I think they more than showed what a capable side they are, so I think we’ll look back at this as a point gained.

“They’ve got a lot of attacking threat and you have to take your hat off to them, they attack in a range of ways, they look to go direct and they look to pass and move the ball wide as well.

“You can’t set up to say ‘you have to stop the long ball’ or do this or that, we had to roll our sleeves up and do a bit of everything.

“They certainly stretched us and we learn every game and look to learn the lessons and improve, but on the whole the attitude was good and you could see that we were trying to do the right things.”