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Molesley: We’ll focus on ourselves

Mark Molesley says that despite Weymouth creating a seven-point gap at the top of the table, his side will not get carried away and will prepare the same way they always do, writes Ryan Asman.

The Terras head into next Saturday’s clash at Beaconsfield Town aiming to secure a fifth successive league victory.

Molesley’s side are currently unbeaten in ten league fixtures and have only conceded once in their last seven matches.

The Terras boss, who guided his side to the Evo-Stik Southern League’s club of the month award last month, reiterated his mantra that the next game is always their biggest.

Speaking to theterras.com Molesley said, “The next game is always a massive game. Beaconsfield are a good side, they proved that when they came down to us, they were up near the top of the table at the start of the season, they dropped in the mid-season and in the last few games they’ve won and pulled really clear of the bottom.

“They’re in the top-half of the table now and I think they’re well clear of relegation now. I think they’re now playing under no pressure and probably with the shackles off, which will make it more difficult so we won’t be taking it lightly as we know what a good side they are.”

Beaconsfield Town currently sit third in the form table (over 6 games), a run of form which has seen them rise up the table and almost free of any threat of relegation.

Despite the pressure now seemingly being off Beaconsfield, Molesley has said that this won’t affect the way his side will prepare for the fixture.

“We’ll focus on ourselves; the boys have worked hard last week; we can reflect on the week and see how we prepare for the next game.

“We always prepare the same, we have a way of playing and we work hard at it. We assess the opposition and look at their strengths and weaknesses, see if we can exploit them.

“What I will say as a mentality point of view, it can work either way, some teams play better under no pressure and some teams play better under pressure.

“We won’t take anything for granted, we’ll be expecting a very good Beaconsfield side, and we’ll be preparing for a very tough game.”

When asked about whether his side can start getting excited about the prospect of securing the Evo-Stik League South Premier South title, Molesley played down the idea and said he will leave it to others to get carried away.

“We’ll let everyone else make what they want of it, it’s nowhere near done and there are four games to go, that’s twelve points and we’re only seven clear.

“It’s nowhere near done at the moment, there’s a lot of hard work to do and some tough games to come up.

“We’ll let everyone else around us get carried away, but between our four walls we’re completely focused as we have been all season.”

The home matches last week against Metropolitan Police and Staines Town attracted crowds of 1,153 and 996 respectively. Molesley hailed the positive affect that the atmosphere the crowds have generated have had on his side and hopes it is something which will continue for the rest of the season.

“It’s a great atmosphere here. Staines was a tough game for us, it was a real banana skin, we couldn’t really win; everyone was expecting us to win it and win it well but it was a tough one.

“The boys handled it well and the fans cheered us on again and made sure they got us over the line.

“I have to say the atmosphere around here now is fantastic, the boys and the staff really appreciated it.

“As I say together we are stronger, it’s a great atmosphere at the moment and I hope they turn up in their numbers and support us until the end of the season, because we’re going to need them!”

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