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Never-say-die attitude sets Weymouth apart

by: theterras

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Mark Molesley said Weymouth’s never-say-die attitude sets them apart from most other teams after his side came from behind to draw at Eastbourne Borough, despite being reduced to 10-men.

After a first-half which saw the Terras fall behind after 24 minutes and Jake McCarthy missed a penalty, Weymouth were reduced to 10-men when second-half substitute Brett Williams was sent off in the 71st minute.

However, ten minutes from time, McCarthy converted Weymouth’s second penalty of the night to take home a point for the Terras and stretch their unbeaten run in the league to 8 games.

With everything seemingly going against his side, the Weymouth boss believes that other teams would struggle to show the same character as his side did last night. 

Speaking to theterras.com after the game Mark Molesley said, “I think if you look at the way the game panned out it could have not been our night, we had a missed penalty and a man sent off, but we still had the character to go and nick a point. 

“I think most teams would’ve thought it’s not their night and folded and not come away with anything. 

“You’ve got to take your hat off to the boys for their never-say-die attitude, even with 10-men we rallied and I felt that we were the team that was going to win the game. 

“It was another tough game with a long journey, lads had to leave work early and after a tough game on Saturday, these away games are always difficult. 

“It could be seen a point gained, but by our own high standards, we are disappointed we haven’t got all three. We probably can’t lay claim to those three points, we maybe didn’t create enough chances, but going down to 10-men and missing the penalty you could be forgiven for thinking it wouldn’t be our night but we still rallied.”

Mark Molesley was particularly pleased with the bravery of his captain for the evening, who stepped up to take the second penalty despite failing to convert the first.

“Jake McCarthy typified the group’s attitude,” he continued. “The never-say-die attitude, after missing a penalty it takes a brave man to step up again but he’s duly dispatched the second one. 

“He had the wind against him on the first one and that makes it harder, but I knew in the second-half he would connect well and it would be hard for the goalkeeper with the wind behind him.”

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