Lionel Ainsworth’s blockbuster volley at Dulwich Hamlet can be the “kick start” the winger needs to ignite his stint at Weymouth, according to boss Mark Molesley.
Ainsworth, 32, scored a spectacular curving effort that skidded off the south London turf before rattling the far post and into the net to level the scores at 1-1 in the eventual 2-2 draw on Saturday.
Prior to the contest, Ainsworth had failed to score or assist in six games with the Terras, despite a number of lively displays.
Footage of the volley has since gone viral, attracting over 212,000 views on Weymouth’s Twitter page, with 4,400 likes.
And Molesley believes Ainsworth, a former Motherwell and Plymouth midfielder, will be eager to add to his tally after bagging his first Weymouth goal.
He told Echosport: “It’s certainly something he’s keen to improve. He’s a very experienced player, he’s got a great attitude and he’s great around the boys.
“He’s still getting used to our way of doing things and hopefully that will continue. (The goal) might be the little kick start he needed.”