In a scrappy affair with little goalmouth action, Weston were held to a 0 – 0 draw with fellow relegation battlers Hungerford at the Optima Stadium.
An early toe-poke towards goal from Alex Bray was just wide of the target, and George Nurse failed to find a white shirt with his pull-back after getting in behind the Hungerford right-back.
Jake Lee could only direct his header over the bar from a looping George Nurse free-kick, and a Jennison Myrie-Williams effort after cutting inside was held by visiting keeper Michael Luyambula at his near post.
Into the second half, Richie Whittingham’s back-heel was scrambled away by Lee inside the Seagulls six-yard box, and Alfy Whittingham blazed wildly over the bar from a good position.
Weston had penalty appeals waved away after Myrie-Williams broke into the box from substitute Jarrad Welch’s through ball and appeared to be tripped by Mavel Ekpiteta as he tried to get a shot off, the referee waving play on. The loose ball came to Marlon Jackson on the edge of the area, and his low placed shot was pushed round the post by Luyambula.
Into second half added time, Alfy Whittingham came close with Hungerford’s best chance of the game, breaking from halfway and cutting onto his right inside the box but Purnell stood strong and palmed the ball away from safety to see both sides end up with a point.
FT: Weston 0 – 0 Hungerford
Weston XI: Purnell, Parsons, Nurse (Llewellyn 76), Cane (C), Lee, Harrison, Bray (Phipps 28, Welch 59), Diallo, Jackson, Myrie-Williams, Byrne. Unused substitute: Lucas.
MOTM: George Nurse – His runs down the wing and his delivery into the box almost brought Weston a breakthrough, whilst his work-rate while helping out Alex Byrne defensively helped to preserve a clean sheet. Alex Bray also put in a strong show before coming off injured.