Weymouth show true grit to earn last-gasp draw

WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley was pleased with a point gained from a dramatic draw with Basingstoke Town in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division.

Brandon Goodship scored his second goal of the match in the 93rd minute to make it 3-3 and rescue a point for the Terras, who had been 2-0 down after 40 minutes.

After the match, Molesley said: “I think it was a very good point for us coming from behind and we’ve learned a lot.

“It was definitely a point gained.”

Molesley praised Goodship’s equaliser saying: “I think only he would even try to shoot where he did and shoot with the conviction and the calibre that he did to snatch a draw for us in the end.

 

“We’re grateful that we worked it, we threw caution to the wind and fortunately it fell to him and he got us a point.”

Goals from Sam Argent and Sam Smart had put the home side 2-0 ahead but Goodship narrowed the scores on the 44th minute.

Molesley reflected: “You learn through your hardships and there certainly were some. We’ve made some glaring mistakes and it nearly cost us.”

 

An eventful second half saw the home side go 3-1 up before Josh Carmichael immediately narrowed the scoreline to 3-2.

Molesley was happy with Weymouth’s attack.

He said: “When we do it right we create some very good chances, we’ve scored three goals away from home and made some very good chances as well.

He was happy with the spirit shown in coming from behind, saying: “This team doesn’t give up, it shows great character, grit and desire and it keeps going. We could have felt sorry for ourselves but we don’t we keep going, full credit to the lads for doing that.”

After the rather dramatic match, Molesley had praise for Basingstoke saying: “Full credit to Basingstoke, they are like us, a young side and full of energy and great attacking threat.”

The Terras are next in action at home against Chesham United on Saturday.

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