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Weston super Mare v Concord Rangers

Weston super Mare 1 - 2 Concord Rangers
27 Oct 2018 - 15:00Woodspring Stadium

On a wet and bitter afternoon at the Woodspring, a more clinical Concord Rangers took their chances to consign Weston to yet another league defeat.

Image: Will. T. Photography

A tackle from Tyrone Sterling on Louis McGrory to prevent the right-back surging into the heart of the box was the only type of action at either end in the first 15 minutes, with McGrory clearing off the line at the other end from a goalmouth scramble.

Before half-time, Jack Midson came close, glancing a header wide of the goal from a left wing cross.

Six minutes into the second half, visiting manager Sammy Moore chose to bring on Liam Nash, and two minutes after being on the pitch, the change paid off. Tosan Popo found the loanee from Gillingham in the box and he beat a weak Weston challenge before firing into Luke Purnell’s corner to break the deadlock.

Jarrad Welch’s low drive from outside the area after being found by Naby Diallo was just wide of the goal, before Concord found their second.

Danny Green’s right-footed cross into the area was flicked goalwards by Midson, and the ball nestled in the top corner to double the visitor’s advantage.

Image: Will. T. Photography

Jamie Lucas fired over the bar as Weston looked to get back into the game, with Brad Ash, who was quiet all game, hit the bar with a glancing near-post header from substitute Ben Swallow’s corner.

Purnell tipped a 25-yard strike from Green out for a corner, showing good reflexes to deny the midfielder, before Weston gained a glimmer of hope through Jake Lee.

Ash worked a yard of space down the right-hand side of the box, and his drilled cross in was knocked away by Sam Blackman, but deflected into Lee’s path off of Sterling. 12 yards out, the defensive midfielder took a composed swipe at the ball and finished into the corner, giving the Seagulls a chance.

With Weston attacking and crossing the ball into the box in the closing stages, Concord’s defence held firm to pick up an important three points in their push for the Playoffs as today’s result and performance won’t go down in the memories of any Weston supporters.

FT: Weston 1 – 2 Concord (Lee 87 – Nash 53, Midson 62)

Weston XI: Purnell, McGrory, Bower, Lee, Nurse, Pope (C), Byrne, Diallo, Ash, Welch (Cane 87), Lucas (Swallow 66). Unused substitutes: Morris-Edwards, Llewellyn, Kingston.

MOTM: Jarrad Welch – Again in a more unfamiliar role of left midfield, the 19 year-old tested the Concord keeper with his right foot from outside the area and was always looking to go forwards whenever on the ball.