WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley praised his side for their 5-0 demolition of Dorchester in light of their travel away to Chesham United on Saturday, which also ended in a 5-0 win for the Terras.
The scoresheet featured braces from Josh McQuoid and Ben Thomson while Brandon Goodship opened the scoring in the eighth minute with his eighth goal.
Reflecting on the first half Molesley said: “Results wise and efficiency wise it was up there with one of the better 45s we have had down here.
“To go in 4-0 up we almost felt like we had done the lions share of our work.
“It was always going to be a tough affair going off the back of Chesham, which is one of our further travels now with the restructure (of the leagues).
“Chesham’s pitch is the longest in the league and that would have been an energy sapping pitch so for the boys to come out and show the energy and the intensity that they did in the first half I was really, really pleased and obviously we put them to the sword with the goals.”
The second half was a low-key affair as the two sides struggled to get past each other, before a late McQuoid strike saw the margin extended once more in the 87th minute.
“The second half was a little bit of a non-event really, like I said Saturday, Monday was going to take its toll.
“We kept the ball without breaking them down too much and I think they banked up a little bit and kept the score a little bit more respectable but we got the fifth goal which was nice.”
The Bob Lucas Stadium saw a huge crowd of 1,832 people to witness the clash between the two and Molesley spoke warmly of their support.
Molesley said: “It ended on a high with the fifth goal and cheered on and roared on by a loud crowd from us today which was fantastic to see them, the elation after the game, them standing behind and showing their appreciation to the players.
“I think they realise the players have given them a good account.”
The Terras had one change from Saturday, as Abdulai Baggie came in for Antonio Diaz.
When asked if he was surprised to only make one change in light of the travel at the weekend Molesley highlighted the quality throughout his side.
Molesley said: “I have got quality players around me, like I said we have not got loads of players but the ones that we have are quality. So I could have easily made changes.
“It is difficult after such a good away performance to take people out of the team so it was a case of look boys, you have got the shirt you have got to try and hang onto it and give it everything and if you cannot stay the course we will take you off.”
Emphasising the latter point, Molesley pointed to Josh Wakefield, who despite breaking his hand during pre-season, started his second match in three days.
Molesley said: “Josh broke his hand and missed the last part of pre-season and had not had a 90 minutes yet and he has done 90 on Saturday and followed it up with 68 minutes.
“We were not expecting to get anywhere near the amount of minutes out of him this weekend, and the performances from him as well.
“He’s had two great performances.”