Mark Molesley has said that it is exciting times for the club as his side prepares for Saturday’s Vanarama National League South Playoff Semi-Final against Dorking Wanderers at the Bob Lucas Stadium (17:30 kick-off).

Speaking to, the Weymouth Manager believes that the Terras will have no excuses following their playoff preparation, albeit in unusual circumstances.

Dorking Wanderers stand between Weymouth and a place in the playoff final after the Wanderers beat Bath City 2-1 in last week’s playoff eliminator.

Despite the uniqueness of the situation, Mark Molesley is pleased with how his team have coped with the preparations.

“I think it’s gone as good as it could’ve gone,” explained Molesley. “It’s a unique situation we find ourselves in having not kicked a competitive ball in a very long time and having what is essentially a shorter pre-season.

“We’re preparing like we would any other pre-season, so a shorter pre-season than normal. There are a few different ways of looking at it, but ultimately we’ve got a chance and an opportunity to compete for promotion.

“It’s everything to be excited about. We’ve prepared the best we possibly can under the circumstances and we’re very much looking forward to it.”

Weymouth or Dorking could face either Dartford or Havant & Waterlooville in the playoff final. Dartford have already knocked-out Slough Town in the other playoff eliminator last weekend.

“Any team we could’ve drawn in these playoffs would’ve presented a really tough challenge,” continued Molesley. “But when challenges are thrown at our players it normally brings out the best in them.

“There’s been plenty of big challenges since we’ve come into this football club and we’ve always rallied and done well under those circumstances.”

Dorking Wanderers have seen a meteoric rise up the football pyramid following their formation in 1999. Starting in the Crawley & District League they won promotion to the Vanarama National League South last season and finished 7th in their debut season at this level.

“Marc White has put a very experienced and strong side together there,” said Molesley. “His rapid rise taking that football club up to the reaches they are now has been a fantastic effort from them, a tough challenge awaits!

“They’re a good side and I’m giving them the respect they deserve, but ultimately we need to be focusing on ourselves more than anyone. We’re confident that if we put our best performance out there we’d give anyone a run for their money.”



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