DOMINANT SEAGULLS ADVANCE IN CUP
Weston-super-Mare got back on track on Tuesday evening, easing past Brislington 3-0 at The Woodspring Stadium to progress to the next round of the Somerset Premier Cup.
Weston started the game strongly, zipping the ball around and carving out some early openings.
This almost looked to pay off in the 7th minute when Dayle Grubb swung the ball into the box from a corner and Pat Keary’s glancing header hit the post.
Grubb was again at the heart of the action in the 23rd minute with his pass for Danny Wring leading to a shot being parried by Liam MacFarlane from 25 yards out, and Tristian Plummer failing to follow up.
As half-time approached, Weston were still searching for the breakthrough they so thoroughly deserved when Joe McClennan went on one of his trademark mazy runs, beating two players before seeing his shot fly narrowly over the bar.
Brislington looked open up after the interval with the game still goalless, and they had the ball in the net when Jon Moss ran onto a Frank Gingell flick-on and he chipped the ball over the onrushing Luke Purnell but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Brad Ash’s introduction as a substitute looked to finally kick Weston into goalscoring gear and it was the red-hot striker who scored the first goal of the game when he controlled a Grubb flick on his chest and half-volleyed into the corner from 25 yards out.
McClennan was again trying to get in on the act from the right side as he strode forward into the box and his low effort hit the post and was cleared to safety.
Grubb tried to get on the score-sheet himself with a shot from 25 yards which was tipped round the post from MacFarlane and from the resulting corner, McClennan recycled well and found Grubb, who lashed in from 10 yards out to double Weston’s lead.
Twelve minutes from time, Tristan Plummer completed the scoring as he turned 25 yards from goal and fired the ball into the bottom corner, out of MacFarlane’s reach.
A minute from time, Plummer tried to double his tally for the night as he beat a defender but his driven shot was parried away by MacFarlane.
Weston XI: Luke Purnell, Joe McClennan, Jake Mawford, Pat Keary, Zemell Burton, Jacob Cane, Ben Withey, Alex Byrne, Tristian Plummer, Dayle Grubb [C], Danny Wring [Brad Ash 53].
MOTM: Dayle Grubb- Was solid throughout the game with his passing out to the flanks and was aware to create Brad Ash’s goal and to even score his own.
Match report written by Liam Drury