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Crows see red as Weymouth win

WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley was satisfied after Weymouth’s 3-0 win against nine-man Royston Town.

The Crows went down to nine men after John Frendo was sent off after 28 minutes and Sam Gaughran red-carded for a challenge that led to Harry Baker being stretchered off in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division.

Goals from Calvin Brooks, Ben Thomson and Brandon Goodship saw Weymouth earn their fifth consecutive win which sees them remain third in the table.

Molesley said: “There was the good, the bad the ugly all in one performance. It is all about points at this stage of the season, 3-0 clean sheet at home against one of our rivals who are chasing us so it is job done.

“I would not say job well done but it is a job done, you can see that they are a good side.

“We had to be patient we had to use the ball well and we knew we would get our openings.”

Commenting on the sending off of Frendo in the 28th minute, Molesley said: “It is a difficult one, because you are 1-0 up, you do not want to oversubscribe too much and get caught because we were winning and the wins are so important.”

Commenting on the injury that forced Baker off minutes after coming on, Molesley said: “That was the sour moment of the game. I hope he recovers well because he is a big player for us.

“He is a great lad to have around, he is a great player for us as well. Hopefully it will be a speedy recovery for him and we can have him back playing as soon as possible.”

Weymouth assistant-boss Paul Maitland said that Baker will be fine and was sent home from hospital and given the all clear late on Saturday night with a deep, but not big, cut on his head.

Maitland said: “We are very grateful to the physios of both teams for looking after him at the time as well as the St Johns Ambulance.

“I would also like to thank them and the stewards for the way they looked after Harry after the game.”

Molesley was delighted with the nature of the Terras’ second goal, which came in the 44th minute courtesy of Thomson.

Molesley said: “Well worked goal, it just shows when we do click into form there are some great passages of play there.”

The manager revealed that the team have been plagued with illness which kept Charlie Davis and Mark Cooper out of the squad.

Molesley said: “If you gave me 3-0 before the game I would have snatched your hand off “

The manager admitted to being frustrated with Weymouth’s performance in the last 15 minutes of the match as he said: “The last 15 minutes were frustrating, it was a non event and we were a shadow of ourselves.”

It was the second consecutive league match where the Terras have been up against 10 men before the end of the first half.

Molesley was pleased with how the side reacted this time as he said: “I thought we did it well, credit to Royston they kept coming at us, they sat off us with 11 men then came at us with 10 men and were even attacking at the end.”

Speaking of the red cards Molesley said: “I think they came to frustrate us and I think they were getting frustrated trying to frustrate us.

“I was pleased with the boys and the way they kept their composure.”

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