MARK Molesley was pleased to add another trophy to his managerial tenure at Weymouth – even if the Dorset Senior Cup final was partly played with a flat ball!

The former Cherries midfielder, who manages the National South outfit, saw his side seal a 4-2 victory over arch rivals Dorchester in the final of the competition at the Avenue.

Success in the cup handed Weymouth their 27th triumph in the competition.

But Molesley revealed the footballs in opening exchanges of the contest were not properly inflated.

He told the Dorset Echo: “We’re obviously disappointed that we weren’t playing with pumped up footballs for the first 20 minutes.

“I think that didn’t really help our cause when you’re trying to play, get shots in on goal and you’re playing with a flat football.”

He added: “True credit to the boys, they showed that fighting spirit, that mentality and that character to come back and that got ourselves going again.

“Obviously we got in the lead and got pegged back again but we finished the game strongly. All in all, it was a good evening’s work for us.

“(It was) good to get a bit of silverware and a win in front of our rivals, cheered on by our travelling support. I’m glad the boys gave them plenty to cheer about.”

Molesley, who is also assistant to Shaun Cooper in Cherries’ under-21 set-up, sealed promotion from Southern League South as champions with Weymouth last season.