MATCH REPORT: Weston-super-Mare slip to unlucky defeat at Poole Town
PUBLISHED: 12:59 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:59 13 February 2017
Weston’s recent good form came to a halt on Saturday as they were downed by two second-half goals away at Poole Town.
The Seagulls came up against a resolute defence but they did have their chances to get something out of the game.
Their best chance of the first-half fell to Dayle Grubb when his excellent free-kick made its way to what looked to be the top right hand corner but Nick Hutchings made a brilliant finger tip save to ensure the it remained goalless at the break.
Poole – who are sitting pretty in fifth in the National League South table – came out strongly in the second half and scored less than a minute in.
Marvin Brooks produced a moment of brilliance as broke free from the Seagulls’ defence and turned to slot home the opener, leaving Weston shell-shocked.
But Scott Bartlett’s side are not short of confidence, having lost just one of their previous six games, and Brad Ash could have – and probably should have – equalised.
Mohamed Chemlal was through on goal but his effort ricocheted off the post before Ash attempted to follow up, only for Hutchings to get a foot to it and clear the ball to safety.
Having committed men forward in search of the elusive equaliser, Weston left gaps at the back.
The Dolphins took advantage and put the game to bed in the final minute.
Luke Burbidge latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and slotted home, sending Weston home empty-handed.
The Seagulls now sit in 17th place in the table – just two points above the relegation zone.
But the games come thick and fast as Weston host Welling United in a crucial fixture at The Woodspring Stadium on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 3pm and for live match updates and a full report and interview with the head coach, keep an eye on wwww.westonmercury.co.uk/sport