SOMERSET PREMIER CUP – SEMI FINAL MATCH PREVIEW

Weston Bid For Cup Final With Trip To Brislington

Weston are aiming for their first Somerset Premier Cup Final for five years with a trip to Western League Premier Division side Brislington, who haven’t lifted the cup for the first time in 21 years.

The cup competition will come as a welcome break from the league for now, with the Brislington game providing the perfect chance for form to pick up again following six narrow league defeats in a row. It could be an opportunity for first-team players such as Gethyn Hill, Jamie Chamberlain & Tommy Anderson to impress, if given their chance, come 19:45 on Tuesday night.

Brislington stand between Weston and a place in the cup final, with the Bristol-based side hoping to cause an upset at Ironmould Lane. Brislington beat holders Wells City, Bridgwater Town and Ashton & Backwell United on their way to the semis, with brothers of former Weston striker Tristan Plummer, Twaine & Neikell, helping guide them to their places in the semis.

The last meeting between the Seagulls and the Foxes was on 10th November 2015, when Brislington visited the Woodspring for the FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round. The Seagulls left the goals to the second half, with Brad Ash, Dayle Grubb & Tristan Plummer scoring the goals in a 3-0 victory, setting up a clash with Wealdstone in the 1st round proper of the FA Trophy.

The Seagulls reached this stage of the competition last year however bowed out to eventual winners Wells City in a shock upset, with then-manager Ryan Northmore coming out of his six-year retirement to take his place in between the sticks. Ioannis Varouakis struck early on for Weston, before Jake Brown fired home and Scott Bachelor headed home inside the final 10 minutes to send Wells forward to their first Somerset Premier Cup triumph.

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