Date: Fri 28 Dec 2018

By David Simpson

Weymouth target Taunton in top-of-the-table clash

MARK Molesley says the Terras cannot rely on anyone else to do their dirty work as Weymouth prepare to travel to leaders Taunton Town for their top-of-the-table clash in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South tomorrow (3pm).

Weymouth are currently second in the table with 40 points and seven behind Taunton who have played two games more, thus should the Terras win they will be able to retake the top spot via those two games.

Molesley said: “The next game is always the biggest game, yes it is going to be billed as a top-of-the-table clash and we have got to take as much advantage of that as we can.

“We are the ones chasing, we cannot rely on anyone else to do our dirty work we have got to go there and do it ourselves.

“It is a chance for us to go and close the gap or ramp up the pressure but we have got a way of doing things and we will stick to that.”

Weymouth have already beaten the Peacocks twice this season, a 2-1 win at home in the league in August, followed by a 3-1 success in the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy in October.

Weymouth grabbed a late 1-0 victory over Dorchester in the Boxing Day derby on Wednesday, and Molesley admitted it was important in the context of the title race, with Weymouth having not won their previous two league matches against Gosport and Harrow.
Molesley said: “It was vital we recovered after dropping those two points on Saturday so we really needed the three to keep the pressure on.

“All we can do is concentrate on ourselves.

“Like any other game we take each game as it comes.”

Molesley is adamant that regardless of the result on Saturday, Weymouth will keep believing themselves and have faith in their ability to grab a result against the Peacocks.

Molesley said: “Whatever the result against Taunton will carry on believing in ourselves and, just like that game (referring to the 1-0 derby win on Wednesday) we have got every belief that we can go and do the business there as well.”

The Terras will be without Stephane Zubar, after his straight red card in the 2-2 draw at home to Harrow last Saturday, and Molesley says he is disappointed to be without the defender.

Molesley said: “Unfortunately Zubes (Stephane Zubar) we will lose to suspension, which is disappointing. He is such a big part of this team, so to lose your big centre half is always a concern, but we have got other players who have played there before so it gives another opportunity for someone to take their chance.

“We have got a good squad and I believe in everyone.”

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