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Weymouth aim to make amends against Street

MARK Molesley is taking heart from the fact that Weymouth have a chance to put it right in their FA Trophy second qualifying round replay clash at Street tonight (7.45pm).

Goals from Ben Thomson and Jake McCarthy put the Terras 2-0 up at half-time on Saturday and seemingly heading for the third qualifying round.

However, strikes from Leigh Bailey and David O’Hare saw Weymouth held to a 2-2 draw come full time.

Molesley said: “We are a young group, we usually react quickly and that is what we are looking to do in the replay.

“There are always positives that you can take out of the game and the biggest one is that we get a chance to put it right in the replay and that is the biggest one for me.”

Speaking after the 2-2 draw, Molesley said that his side will analyse the match and work out how best to approach the game, but admitted with their limited squad that there will not be many changes.

Molesley said: “We will pick the bones out of this, we will analyse the game a bit deeper and then we will see what is the best foot to put forward in the replay.

“There will not be many changes, our squad is not big enough for that.

“You could see there were only three outfield players on the bench, so we might shuffle the pack a little bit but we will make those decisions over the coming days.”

Thomson’s goal in particular was a major positive for the Terras, with the forward having now got two goals in two starts following a return from injury, and it was his strike that opened the scoring on Saturday.

His headed effort from a McCarthy shot allowed Weymouth to cement some of their early possession and dominance onto the scoreline.

Molesley said: “That is a plus point, we have had two goals from two starts so we are getting his fitness back into him.

“Buckers (Callum Buckley) had a game, he missed last week, so there is a couple of players there as well.”

Ashley Wells will not be around for the next ‘few’ games due to a knee injury, and Molesley said: “He is making good progress at the moment, at this stage of the season you do not want to push people too hard too early because they break down again.

“We took our time with Thommo and Buckers and that has paid dividends.”

Ryan Glover missed the first match but could be in the Weymouth squad for the clash this evening.

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