Seagulls Triumphant As Concord Blown Away
A cold visit to Thames Road where Weston dominated proceedings against a Concord side who have taken 12 points from their last 18 side to run away with the result and pull themselves up to 16th in the table and out of the relegation zone.
Weston’s starting 11 remained unchanged from their New Years Day win at home to Truro City, with Luke Purnell in goal, Jason Pope and Chris Barker started as the Full-Backs, with Rollin Menayese and Aden Baldwin the pairing at Centre-Back. Jamie Chamberlain and Dayle Grubb were out on the wings, with Captain Ash Kington and Lloyd Humphries as the Midfield pairing, with the formidable Brad Ash and Gethyn Hill starting up top.
Weston were quick out of the blocks and put themselves one up in the 9th minute when Ash, hassling the opposition defence as per usual, blocked a clearance out from the back, raced onto the through ball before slotting home past a helpless Bailey Vose.
Number two came from a Concord corner, the ball was cleared before Concord sent the ball up the pitch. Gethyn Hill smashed the ball, and with a Concord defender missing the clearance, and reminiscent of last week’s goal, Chamberlain beat the keeper to the ball and slid underneath Vose into an open goal from 25 yards out.
Grubb went close with an effort that the Concord keeper managed to hold before Weston went three up just before half-time in one of their best team moves of the season. The side maintained their possession before Kington targeted the head of Ash out from the halfway line. Ash flicked it on for a sprinting Grubb, who found himself in acres of space inside the box. Grubb pulled the ball across for Hill, who calmly slotted home to spark manic celebrations amongst the players, bench and fans alike.
In the second half, Weston looked to increase their lead when Rollin Menayese saw an overhead kick go just past the post from a corner-kick which was later adjudged to be a high foot and Chris Barker played a smart one-two with Dayle Grubb before getting beyond the defence and blazing over the bar from 18 yards.
Concord were able to get a consolation when their Winger managed to seemingly breeze past Barker and Menayese, where his drilled cross was stabbed home by Steve Cawley but Weston put in a solid all-round performance and saw the game out to take all three points with them back to the Woodspring Stadium.
FT: Concord 1-3 Weston (Cawley 72-Ash 9, Chamberlain 23, Hill 44)
Weston XI: Purnell, Pope, Barker, Humphries, Baldwin, Menayese, Chamberlain, Kington (C), Ash, Grubb, Hill. Unused substitutes: Moran, Bird, Laird, Williams.
MOTM: Gethyn Hill