Weymouth held up by the Bishops

WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley was disappointed as his side had to settle for a point against Bishop’s Stortford at the Bob Lucas Stadium in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division.

The Terras had taken the lead in the 59th minute when Calvin Brooks scored after his header hit the post but he tucked in the rebound following a Ben Thomson cross, but this was cancelled out in the 73rd minute with a goal from Darren Foxley.

Molesley said: “It is disappointing, I think we were knocking on the door hard at the end we finally got the breakthrough and you are thinking good, it is always going to be tough they were stubborn.

 

“Fair play they frustrated us and made it difficult but we did create numerous chances.

“Fortunately most of the season we have put them away but on Saturday it didn’t quite happen for us.”

Molesley lamented some spells in the game in which he felt his side could have done better.

“We had a couple of spells in the game where we went a bit sloppy and frustrated and I think it because we were not getting that breakthrough or getting it all our own way.

“We have got to stand up and make sure we keep doing the right things time and time again because eventually you will get that breakthrough.”

 

Towards the end the Terras had numerous good chances and ended the match dominating but without being able to get the winner.

Molesley said: “We believe in ourselves and you could see that at the end, we really were banging on that door, clearances off the line. I don’t know how that ball did not go in a couple of times.”

“It wasn’t to be, we haven’t lost the game.”

Molesley lamented the nature of Stortford’s equaliser, which saw Darren Foxley score direct from a corner.

Molesley said: “It was a real disappointment because we had done well to get the breakthrough and we were confident that we could get on and get all three points.”

The Blues’ captain Mark Hughes was sent off late into the game for two late tackles in very quick succession.

 

Molesley said: “Sending him off with two minutes to go doesn’t help us, if anything it hinders us because now he is ineligible and Bishop’s Stortford are going to be weakened playing against our competitors.”

The Terras gave a debut to new signing Will Dennis in goal after he signed on loan from Bournemouth.

Molesley said: “It was very good, I thought it was a seamless transition for him.

“He is a lad with a bright future and I think he showed that.”

Molesley saw a lot of good things but said: “There were lots of positives to take out of it but we are at the stage of the season now where the points are more important than the performance.”

Terras’ captain Jake McCarthy made his first appearance since suffering from appendicitis when he replaced Josh Carmichael in the 80th minute.

Molesley said: “I think that was probably the biggest positive, to be honest. I am absolutely delighted to have him back on the pitch.

“He is our captain, he is a player that we believe in a lot.”

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