Seagulls advance in FA Trophy with win at Chesham United

PUBLISHED: 15:04 20 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:08 20 December 2017

Danny Greenslade has turned down a lucrative offer to leave Weston. Picture: Will.T.Photography

Danny Greenslade has turned down a lucrative offer to leave Weston. Picture: Will.T.Photography

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Weston-super-Mare edged closer to a dream day at Wembley after beating Chesham United 2-0 in the FA Trophy on Tuesday.

Goals from Danny Greenslade and Dayle Grubb at The Meadow were enough to book a spot in the second round for Marc McGregor’s side.

The Seagulls will welcome Cumbrians Workington to the Woodspring Stadium in the next round on January 13, knowing victory will put them within three games of the famous arch.

McGregor said: “It’s really pleasing. This is a tough place to come, I thought they were very good with a good game plan.

“We found it tough to break them down and we didn’t pass it great, but that’s probably down to them.

“To come here and win 2-0, I’m really pleased with the lads.”

The Seagulls boss made two changes to the side which was well beaten by Poole Town in the National League South on December 9, with Jarrad Welch and Ash Kington replacing Naby Diallo and Jake Lee in the 11.

But the better of the opening moments of the game, which was rearranged after being lost to a frozen pitch on Saturday, went to the home side, with Jhai Dhillon and Joey Iaciofano missing the target when well placed.

But the Seagulls grew into the game and went ahead on the half-hour through left-back Greenslade, who is enjoying a superb campaign.

The former Bristol Rovers man picked regained possession after his threatening free-kick from the right flank was cleared, and he ducked inside on his left foot and drilled an unstoppable effort into the bottom corner.

With half-time approaching, the Seagulls almost extended their advantage, but Greenslade’s cross was just too firm for Gethyn Hill to reach in the six-yard box, and Welch blazed wide from a promising position.

The home defence was resolute in the second period as the Seagulls looked to put the game to bed, though the Southern League outfit created little concern for Luke Purnell in goal.

And after probing for a second, it finally arrived for Weston in stoppage time when Hill released Forest Green Rovers-bound Grubb, who weaved past a pair of defenders before calmly dispatching into the net.

And the Seagulls will attempt to bounce back from a pair of consecutive league defeats when they host Hungerford on Saturday, before a festive double header against Bath City.

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