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Reaction key for Mark Molesley

by: theterras

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LATE goals from Yemi Odubade and Abdulai Baggie saw Weymouth get back to winning ways with a comfortable 2-1 home triumph over Oxford City in the Vanarama National League South – a result that strengthened their grip on sixth place in the standings.

The Terras had to show patience in a game that was notable for many breaks in play which helped neither side maintain their rhythm but boss Mark Molesley was more than happy with the final outcome.

Having not registered a victory in the league since the end of November, Molesley said: “It was important we reacted quickly and got a win as soon as we can because it’s probably the longest we’ve gone without a win since I’ve been here.

“I’m pleased with the performance – we started really brightly and the only thing against that really is we have to make it pay when we are on top.”

Molesley was particularly pleased with the way his charges handled the pressure to secure a much-needed win on the day, especially after a goalless first half.

He explained: “It was always going to be a bit edgy second half because we haven’t had a win for a while; tension builds a little bit.

“The boys managed that well and we got our goals at good times.

“On the whole I thought we were defensively sound, we created enough in the game and felt we had our spark a little bit.”

The boss heaped more praise on his team for the way on which they were able to cope with the stop-start nature of the game, especially after a long five-minute break in play when referee Marc Whaley pulled up injured.

“The game got slowed down quite a lot,” Molesley said. “I felt we were the team in the ascendancy and our rhythm kept breaking down which was not to our advantage.

“But the mentality of the boys, I must praise them – they managed the breaks in play well and we were able to establish ourselves back in the game quite quickly.”

Molesley then took a look ahead towards the big New Year’s Day home clash with Havant & Waterlooville and the excitement that will build ahead of this contest.

“This is why we worked so hard to get in this league; for games like this. We are going to need everything we can muster against a much-fancied Havant side,” he added.

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