Seagulls waste winning position again at Slough

PUBLISHED: 15:10 15 August 2018

Weston FC vs St Albans City.

Weston FC vs St Albans City.

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Weston’s nightmare start to the National League South season continued this week, twice throwing away leads to suffer back-to-back defeats.

The Seagulls held a handsome 2-0 lead at the Woodspring Stadium against St Albans City on Saturday, but poor defending cost the Seagulls dearly as the Hertfordshire side won 3-2.

And Marc McGregor’s woes worsened on Tuesday night as two goals in the final 11 minutes saw Slough Town take a 2-1 victory to leave Weston with just one point from four games.

McGregor told of his ‘anger’ with his players after the game.

He said: “In the second half the better team came out and won the game.

“It’s really frustrating as it’s twice now we’ve been in the lead and we should see those games out for the minimum of a point. I know they’re a young bunch but we can’t accept it.

“In the second half it looked like we knew we we’re going to concede and we got what we deserved.

“They’re angry in the changing room, and I’m angry with them which doesn’t happen very often, but I can still see us going on a run of four or five unbeaten games.”

Weston were second best for much of the encounter at Arbour Park, with Slough bossing control of the ball, but Jarrad Welch scored his second stunner in consecutive games to give the Seagulls the lead just before half time.

The Rebels pressed hard after the break to level the score, and Weston’s defence could only hold on until the 79th minute when Chris Flood stretched to reach a cross and found the bottom corner of Luke Purnell’s net.

And the turnaround was complete six minutes from time when Perry Coles’ low drive from the edge of the area consigned Weston to their 11th defeat in their past 15 league games – a run which signals a long season may be ahead for supporters.

Things will not get any easier for the struggling Seagulls on Saturday when they visit table-topping, big-spending Billericay Town.

But despite their dismal form. McGregor believes he can extract a match-winning performance from his charges.

He said: “We’re playing a good side on Saturday, but I know we can go there with this group and get a result.

“We can turn in performances to beat anyone.”

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