WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley says he is glad to be going to Kettering with the group of players the Terras currently have ahead of their encounter tomorrow in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division (3pm).
The Poppies sit fourth in the table, two points behind the Terras but with two games in hand and it will be the third play-off contender Weymouth have faced in eight days, having beaten Chesham United and Slough Town.
Molesley said: “We go into another really tough game with Kettering away, I think they have got one of the best home records in the country let alone the league so it is a real tough place to go but I am glad I am going with this group of players.
“They come no bigger, the Slough game was big and now this one rolls into an even bigger one at Kettering, who won again in their last match against Dorchester.”
Weymouth are currently on a run of nine wins in their last 10 matches and saw off the challenge of Slough Town in front of an electric Bob Lucas Stadium on Tuesday night.
Kettering had a rather more contrasting evening as they eventually snatched a 4-3 win against Dorchester but are on a very good run of form at home in the league, having not tasted defeat since a 3-1 loss against Hereford.
Molesley said: “We go there in confidence, we know that they are a good side, they have got a couple of games in hand on us that if they win they go above us so it is another team that we have got to go and try and deal with and handle their threats. We are always confident that if we get our game going we feel that we can give anyone a game in this league.”
The current spell of matches is a hectic one for Weymouth, with four games in 10 days that started on Saturday with the 6-0 win at Chesham United and face Gosport Borough at the Bob Lucas Stadium two days after Kettering.
Molesley admits this may lead him to make changes, with the squad having been unchanged after the Chesham win and only one late substitution in the win against Slough Town.
“This is our busiest period of our season. Four games in 10 days so with the Saturday – Monday matches (the latter against Gosport Borough) coming up I am sure we are going to have to freshen and shuffle the pack accordingly.”
The last time these two sides faced the Terras took the points as goals from Ben Thomson, Jordan Rose and Harry Baker secured a 3-1 win over the Poppies.
Goalscorer Calvin Brooks made way for Charlie Davis in the 89th minute and Molesley explained: “I think it was just a little bit of fatigue, a little bit of cramp and tiredness really. He had run a great race and I think he just cramped up a bit and again we will just have to assess him. I do not think it is too much to worry about.”