Weymouth tackle table-toppers Kettering

WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley has described the Terras’ clash with Evo-Stik Southern League Premier leaders Kettering Town tomorrow (3pm) as an “exciting challenge”.

Kettering have won all five of their league games this season and Molesley told Echosport he expects his side to have their “work cut out”.

He said: “Again, it’s another exciting challenge, we’re welcoming the top-of-the-table team so it’s one we’re looking forward to. We’re going to have our work cut out. They’re a very strong side and we look forward to the challenge.

“I think the next game is always the toughest game, regardless of whether they are top of the league. I think it’s one which is going to give us a good measure of where we are.

“They’re the form team and if we conduct ourselves in the right manner we’re going to give them a very good game.”

Molesley is also aiming to draw closer to the Poppies and believes the Terras “have got everything to fight for”.

He said: “We know a bit about them. We know that they are a strong side. The league table doesn’t lie. They are where we want to be so we have got everything to fight for.”

The Weymouth boss is hoping the club’s fans can replicate the support shown at their derby day win over Dorchester and called for them to “make the difference” against Kettering.

“If they are anything like they were at Dorchester they will be (advantageous). It’s great the way they got behind us and supported us to a big victory there.

“A couple of games it’s been frustrating. Hopefully they will see the hard work and cheer us on and make the difference for us,” he said.

In midweek, Weymouth were drawn against Chippenham Town in the FA Cup second qualifying round, handing a return to the Bob Lucas Stadium for ex-boss Jason Matthews, and Molesley is predicting a “tough game”.

He said: “That’s the beauty of the FA Cup. It always throws up games like that. Obviously the old gaffer is coming back.

“It will be another tough game and another chance for us to pit our wits against a good side. They have done what we want to do in winning our league.

“Full respect to them and we’ll look forward to playing them.”

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