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Weymouth did not find groove at Bath

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WEYMOUTH boss Mark Molesley felt the Terras’ Vanarama National League South stalemate at Bath City may have been caused by the “business end” of the season.

Chances were rare at Twerton Park, where a bumper crowd of 1,902 on Family Day watched Bath sub Ryan Brunt spurn the best opening, nodding against the post in the second half.

Weymouth were restricted to minor opportunities, Jake McCarthy and captain Josh McQuoid both working home debutant keeper Harvey Wiles-Richards.

After picking up a point, the draw means across all competitions the Terras have been beaten just once in 14 games – a run that sees the Bob Lucas Stadium outfit in third.

Speaking to Echosport, Molesley felt there was “a lot on the line” during the contest.

He said: “It’s getting to that stage of the business end of the season.

“There was a lot on the line but we won’t make any excuses. We’ve competed well in the game but I feel we had another gear we could’ve gone into to try and win.

“We didn’t quite do enough and get away from Bath ever. Ultimately, if we turn another win in quickly, that looks like a good point.”

Molesley again touched on a lack of ignition up front as a resilient Bath defence proved difficult to unlock.

He said: “I think they’re a title contender in themselves. Sometimes you’ve got to take a point and move on but ultimately we’re a little bit disappointed we didn’t get into our groove.

“We threatened to a few times but probably didn’t create enough chances, unfortunately. We had a few near misses, but so did they.

“We didn’t quite do enough to win the game, so from our high standards that disappoints us – we go into every game trying to win.

“We fought hard, (and when) there’s a clean sheet away from home you’ve got to take the point and move on.”

Dorset Echo