WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley is relishing the opportunity to pit his wits against Billericay Town player-manager Jamie O’Hara today (3pm).
Molesley will go head-to-head with the former Premier League midfielder, 33, at the Bob Lucas Stadium as the Terras seek to strengthen their current play-off position of fourth.
O’Hara enjoyed spells as Tottenham, Wolves and Portsmouth, making 93 Premier League appearances and scoring nine times.
Speaking to Echosport, Molesley spoke of the respect he has for O’Hara’s career.
He said: “There’s someone there who’s had a hugely successful football career. I’m sure he’s going to be enjoying that experience.
“He’s another young manager like myself with energy and new ideas.
“This is the great thing about this league (National League South), it throws out a different challenge every week.
“There’s fantastic management, some really experienced management out there – all good sides, good players.
“It really keeps you on your toes, this league. We relish every challenge, we love it.
“This is why we worked so hard to get into this league, it’s for the challenges it brings. Hopefully those challenges will continue to bring the best out in us.”
Earlier this season, Weymouth drew 1-1 with O’Hara’s men.
Winger Abdulai Baggie had put Weymouth into a 61st-minute lead after goalkeeper Calum Ward saved Jake Robinson’s first-half penalty.
But Robinson had his say in the result, netting with 18 minutes remaining as Town took a share of the spoils.