MARK Molesley is hopeful of continuing Weymouth’s “formidable” home form as fellow promotion contenders Dorking Wanderers visit the Bob Lucas Stadium tomorrow (3pm).
While the Terras’ manager admitted Weymouth’s home record had taken a “dent” over Christmas, wins for the Bob Lucas faithful have been in plentiful supply during Molesley’s tenure.
Rigours of a gruelling Vanarama National League South schedule have not affected Weymouth at home, the Terras taking eight victories from 13 games, with just three losses – all by a single goal.
But in Dorking, Molesley recognised Weymouth are facing an up and coming force.
He told Echosport: “Our home form is always something we’ve prided ourselves on.
“We’ve had a little dent in it lately but we’ve picked up some points on the road and now it’s bringing that together.
“Our home record is formidable, but Dorking are going to present a really tough challenge – we’ll have to be at our best.
“We’re impressed with Dorking, they’re doing a good job down there. They’ve got some good players and have a good thing going on.
“The club’s growing quickly off and on the pitch. You can see they’ve got aspirations to climb up this league.
“They’re making some giant strides and on a good trophy run. We’re sitting side by side in the table, so another tough game awaits us.”
Midfielder Andy Robinson this week underwent a successful operation to clean out his troublesome right ankle.
Captain Josh McQuoid (hamstring), Calvin Brooks (ankle) and Cameron Murray (shin and ankle) are out, as is Jack Hoey, who is due to see a specialist regarding his broken arm.
Weymouth are hopeful the young winger will be given the green light to return to contact training.
Midfielder Tom Whelan has extended his loan from Yeovil by a further month.
*Weymouth will travel to Havant & Waterlooville on Wednesday, February 5 (7.45pm).