Molesley feels Weymouth were hard done by at Tiverton

WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley felt the Terras “created enough” to get a point from their 2-1 Evo-Stik Southern League Premier loss at Tiverton Town.

After a goalless opening half, Tiverton struck twice before a late Jordan Rose goal set up a tense finale.

But Molesley was adamant that his side had been “hard done by”, and added that the Terras were “learning some lessons” from their mistakes.

He told Echosport: “We’re obviously disappointed with the loss. We created enough to get a point and possibly win the game.

“We feel a little bit hard done by but we’re learning some lessons and we can grow quickly to rectify those mistakes.

“We grow as a team and as long as I see the right reaction from the players I know we’ll be alright.”

Commenting on the concession of two second-half goals, Molesley believed both were “avoidable”.

He said: “The first goal was a lack of communication – that’s a real shame. We were slightly in the ascendancy but unfortunately lost the goal and then they hit the second.

“Both goals were avoidable. Not many teams carve us open, it’s been our own doing, but that’s something we can rectify.

“On the flip side we created numerous amounts of chances, but we couldn’t get that second goal.

“We’re disappointed overall but we’ll reflect and take some positives out of the game as well. We created chances and there were a couple of good saves and they defended resolutely.”

Molesley made “no excuses” for the stormy conditions on the night and insisted that his team needs to “find a way to deal with those situations”.

He said: “To be fair it was quite windy in the second half, but no excuses from us. We undid ourselves which was disappointing.

“The grass was quite long which slowed the ball down. No excuses from us, we’ve got to find a way to deal with those situations and we certainly will.”

Molesley gave credit to centre-back Rose, who struck his fourth goal of the season against Tivvy and had a late chance to equalise.

“He’s a threat when he goes up top and creates a lot of problems and he always defends well in the box. He’s been important in the boxes which is where games are won and lost, so he’s done well.

“Somehow the keeper has managed to get fingertips to it, another chance was agonisingly close which was frustrating for us,” he said.

The Weymouth boss is now looking towards the Terras’ FA Cup second qualifying round tie at home to Chippenham Town.

Molesley said: “We’ll look through the positives and negatives and we’ll turn our attention to a really tough challenge against Chippenham.

“It’s a long four days but I’m sure we can get back to winning ways if we apply ourselves in the right way.”

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