The Seagulls were left stunned at Twerton Park on Easter Monday, losing a late lead to fall to a 2-1 defeat to their relegation rivals.
The game, by and large, was a disappointment until the 90th minute, when it exploded into life.
Scott Wilson scored what seemed a certain winner that would have dragged Weston out of the bottom three, working space to shoot on the edge of the area, squeezing his effort off the inside of the post, sending the Seagulls fan mad behind the goal.
The celebrations were short-lived. Just one minute after Wilson’s strike, Kane Ingram was forced to handle on the line from a corner, giving the referee no option but to point to the spot and issue a red card. Tyler Harvey converted.
Within 17 seconds of the resulting kickoff, Harvey completed the most remarkable turnaround.
Ben Withey’s pass was intercepted by Chas Hemmings in midfield. The former-Weston man picked out Harvey on the halfway line. In one swift movement, the Plymouth Argyle loanee took the ball on the half turn.
The obvious ball was to thread through for the speedy Pratt, but Harvey had other ideas, striking the ball over Purnell from inside the centre circle. Bedlam ensued. The Seagulls were sent crashing to the deck.
They need to pick themselves up and go again against Margate on Saturday.