Cherries: Molesley set for Grecians switch

POPULAR Cherries midfielder Mark Molesley is today expected to complete a move to League Two high-fliers Exeter City.

Molesley is understood to have agreed terms on a permanent switch to the Devon outfit after his contract with Cherries was cancelled by mutual consent.

The 31-year-old, who last featured for Cherries during a 1-1 draw at Brentford on Boxing Day 2011, is set to join the Grecians initially until the end of the season.

Molesley is believed to have impressed Exeter boss Paul Tisdale when he lined up on loan for Plymouth during last month’s derby at St James’s Park.

The Londoner was one of Eddie Howe’s first permanent signings in January 2009 after originally joining Cherries on loan from non-league Grays Athletic.

He was a key figure as Cherries heroically escaped relegation in 2009 before being restricted by a persistent foot injury to just 10 appearances in the following season’s promotion.

Plagued by injury problems during the past two years, Molesley, who scored five goals in 60 Cherries appearances, served Aldershot on loan last season.

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7:31am Fri 18 Jan 13

Fanfor45 says...

Always sad when a fine player is prevented by injury from being a regular in the side. This ranks alongside Alan Connell as being one of the saddest departures from A.F.C. Good luck Mark. You were great when we did see you.
Always sad when a fine player is prevented by injury from being a regular in the side. This ranks alongside Alan Connell as being one of the saddest departures from A.F.C. Good luck Mark. You were great when we did see you. Fanfor45

8:22am Fri 18 Jan 13

The Renegade Master says...

Good luck Mark we all wish you success at Exeter and thanks for all those brilliant performances for us.
Good luck Mark we all wish you success at Exeter and thanks for all those brilliant performances for us. The Renegade Master

8:48am Fri 18 Jan 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Good luck Moles, hope Exeter works out for you!!
Good luck Moles, hope Exeter works out for you!! TedMacsCherryPants

8:58am Fri 18 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

Agree wth all the above. A quality player, wh alwas gave his all and one of those rare enforcers who can set the tempo of the game. Would have loved to have seen him back in our team, but with 3 or 4 quality midfielders between him and the first team it would have been a very difficult task and at 31 the clock was ticking. All the best Mark.
Agree wth all the above. A quality player, wh alwas gave his all and one of those rare enforcers who can set the tempo of the game. Would have loved to have seen him back in our team, but with 3 or 4 quality midfielders between him and the first team it would have been a very difficult task and at 31 the clock was ticking. All the best Mark. Wilkie

9:17am Fri 18 Jan 13

Cherry Tony says...

Good luck to Mark. A fine player. But thanks mostly for your last minute goal away to Dag n Red when relegation from the Football League was looking odds on. One of my favourite AFCB moments that.
Good luck to Mark. A fine player. But thanks mostly for your last minute goal away to Dag n Red when relegation from the Football League was looking odds on. One of my favourite AFCB moments that. Cherry Tony

9:36am Fri 18 Jan 13

pehf1rules says...

Good luck at Exeter Mark, and you will always get a great reception when you come back to Bournemouth.
Good luck at Exeter Mark, and you will always get a great reception when you come back to Bournemouth. pehf1rules

10:20am Fri 18 Jan 13

dc addict says...

pehf1rules wrote:
Good luck at Exeter Mark, and you will always get a great reception when you come back to Bournemouth.
Absolutely right.
When he was fit and firing on all cylinders, he was absolutely our best midfielder and possibly our best player.
It's a real shame that such a decent bloke as Mark can have such terrible luck with injuries.
I wish him all the best.
[quote][p][bold]pehf1rules[/bold] wrote: Good luck at Exeter Mark, and you will always get a great reception when you come back to Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right. When he was fit and firing on all cylinders, he was absolutely our best midfielder and possibly our best player. It's a real shame that such a decent bloke as Mark can have such terrible luck with injuries. I wish him all the best. dc addict

10:49am Fri 18 Jan 13

Square Old Codger says...

I entirely agree with you and can only thank him for what he did for us and wish him the best of luck in his future career.
I entirely agree with you and can only thank him for what he did for us and wish him the best of luck in his future career. Square Old Codger

11:33am Fri 18 Jan 13

afcbJPR says...

Cherry Tony wrote:
Good luck to Mark. A fine player. But thanks mostly for your last minute goal away to Dag n Red when relegation from the Football League was looking odds on. One of my favourite AFCB moments that.
Hear Hear!!! Fantastic moment indeed. Very exciting player, let's hope he can stay injury free and enjoy a long run in Exeter's team.
I'm sure he'll be a crowd fave there, just like he was at DC
[quote][p][bold]Cherry Tony[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Mark. A fine player. But thanks mostly for your last minute goal away to Dag n Red when relegation from the Football League was looking odds on. One of my favourite AFCB moments that.[/p][/quote]Hear Hear!!! Fantastic moment indeed. Very exciting player, let's hope he can stay injury free and enjoy a long run in Exeter's team. I'm sure he'll be a crowd fave there, just like he was at DC afcbJPR

11:43am Fri 18 Jan 13

Talkingheadera says...

Great to hear all these nice comments.
Was looking forward to seeing him back in the team at some stage.
It's just bad luck that the current midfielders are doing such a good job.
I hope he gets regular football now.
Great to hear all these nice comments. Was looking forward to seeing him back in the team at some stage. It's just bad luck that the current midfielders are doing such a good job. I hope he gets regular football now. Talkingheadera

11:51am Fri 18 Jan 13

bobby2412 says...

good luck mark and i hope it works out for you
good luck mark and i hope it works out for you bobby2412

12:12pm Fri 18 Jan 13

CherrySi says...

Nothing left to say as other posts have summed it up - all the best Mark.
Nothing left to say as other posts have summed it up - all the best Mark. CherrySi

1:36pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Dont have short memorys says...

Wilkie wrote:
Agree wth all the above. A quality player, wh alwas gave his all and one of those rare enforcers who can set the tempo of the game. Would have loved to have seen him back in our team, but with 3 or 4 quality midfielders between him and the first team it would have been a very difficult task and at 31 the clock was ticking. All the best Mark.
I fear you ould have waited a long time as the Club have moved forward during Mole rehabilitation and he would only ever have been a cover Player but a good Pro and he will still do a good job in Div 2
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Agree wth all the above. A quality player, wh alwas gave his all and one of those rare enforcers who can set the tempo of the game. Would have loved to have seen him back in our team, but with 3 or 4 quality midfielders between him and the first team it would have been a very difficult task and at 31 the clock was ticking. All the best Mark.[/p][/quote]I fear you ould have waited a long time as the Club have moved forward during Mole rehabilitation and he would only ever have been a cover Player but a good Pro and he will still do a good job in Div 2 Dont have short memorys

8:36pm Fri 18 Jan 13

West moors 1 says...

Hope you can get your career back on track at Exeter. You've been a great pro for Bournemouth and unlucky with injuries of late.
Hope you can get your career back on track at Exeter. You've been a great pro for Bournemouth and unlucky with injuries of late. West moors 1

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