WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley earned his first point since becoming Terras manager for a second time, drawing 0-0 with Welling United in the Vanarama National League South.

With safety assured courtesy of The FA awarding three points to the Terras for the abandonment of the Yeovil derby, Weymouth had no jeopardy in this game.

Antony Papadopoulos hit the bar for Welling in the first half, while Tom Bearwish and Brandon Goodship saw good chances go for the Terras.

Weymouth did improve in the second half as Goodship was denied by a last-ditch tackle and Frankie Monk blasted over, but the Terras could not find a winner.

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Weymouth made three changes to the side that began the 2-0 loss at Maidstone on Tuesday.

Goodship, Dan Roberts and Keelan O'Connell all came back into the side.

Ben Winterburn (ankle) is injured, while Ezio Touray and Joel Rollinson dropped to the bench.

On the bench, there was a call-up for Monk while Gerard Benfield and Anthony Cheshire kept their places in the 16.

After a soporific start with no chances in the first 12 minutes, Weymouth had the first sight of goal when the impressive Roberts got to the byline and pulled back for Goodship only for the striker to fluff his lines.

Two minutes later, the Terras had their first shot on target as Harry Parsons crashed a deflected effort at goal which keeper Reice Charles-Cook did well to push clear in a reflex stop.

Roberts rifled over from 20 yards as Weymouth saw a third opening come and go, but Welling had by far the best chance of the half seconds later.

Harvey Wiles-Richards was caught in an advanced position, tempted by a long ball, and Papadopoulos lobbed the keeper only to skim the bar.

Papadopoulos’ effort jerked Weymouth into a spell of dominance as Charlie Rowan curled a free-kick wide and Bearwish’s deflected effort conjured a fabulous late save from Charles-Cook.

With the game now end-to-end, Lachlan Byrd headed tamely at Wiles-Richards and Roberts replied with an ambitious overhead kick.

Welling finished the half the stronger side, though, as Adam Roscrow turned Leo Hamblin and whistled a shot wide before Jason Adigun blasted at Wiles-Richards.

Welling enjoyed three corners early in the second half before Weymouth’s Corey Panter headed a corner at Charles-Cook.

Welling’s keeper was busy again, when he somehow pawed away Roberts’ dipping effort to the disbelief of Weymouth’s travelling fans.

Welling were then forced to retreat rapidly as Goodship went through, only to be denied by the brave covering challenge of Byrd.

Molesley was at this stage still searching for the first goal of his tenure and turned to Monk in the 69th minute, at the expense of Parsons.

Weymouth knitted together plenty of encouraging moves but could not break down a well-drilled Welling side, who under boss Rod Stringer had only lost once in eight matches.

Goodship struck a free-kick at the wall as Weymouth’s frustrations continued before Touray was introduced for Roberts nine minutes from time.

Touray, as he so often is, was instantly involved and narrowly failed to connect with a cross, although Welling’s half-clearance afforded Monk a sight of goal only for the midfielder to blaze over.

That proved Weymouth’s final big chance of the game as Welling mounted pressure at the end, an offside Reece Grant heading over and David Amoo’s overhead kick suffering the same fate.

Neither side could find a breakthrough in three added minutes as Weymouth did at least record the first point of Molesley’s tenure.

Welling: Charles-Cook, Lema, Green, Roscrow (Amoo 54), A Grant, Papadopoulos (R Grant 45), Burchell, di Trolio, Adigun, Kennedy, Byrd. Subs not used: Johnson, Munns.

Terras: Wiles-Richards, Hamblin, Panter, Thompson, Jones, O'Connell, Bearwish, Roberts (Touray 82), Goodship, Parsons (Monk 69), Rowan. Subs not used: Benfield, Rollinson, Cheshire.

Referee: Samuel Read.