10-man Weston-super-Mare seal impressive point at Bognor Regis Town
PUBLISHED: 11:20 21 August 2017
Weston enjoyed a positive result at the weekend, just four days after the side sealed their first win, as the Seagulls battled to a 1-1 draw at Bognor Regis, despite having 10 men for much of the match.
The Rocks may have only been promoted from the Ryman Premier League last season, but they have certainly made themselves at home in the National League South – boasting an unbeaten start to the campaign.
They have also made a name for themselves by becoming the early top-scorers in the league.
But it was Weston who started the stronger and took the lead after just 11 minutes.
A Danny Greenslade corner was met by Tristan Plummer, but it was Dayle Grubb who got the final touch and squeezed it home.
But it spurred the Rocks on and Luke Purnell had to be at his best to keep them out.
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The 27-year-old stopper parried a 25-yard shot from Ollie Pearce and saved a header from Chris Field after a dangerous corner came into the box.
But it was only to get tougher for the Seagulls as on the half hour mark they were reduced to 10 men.
Aden Baldwin was given his marching orders for a challenge which was deemed to deny a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
Despite protests from the Seagulls, the referee was having none of it and Weston were forced to play the rest of the match with a player less than their high-flying opposition.
And after the break, the Rocks got the break as Dan Beck rose highest to head the ball home, past Purnell.
Unsurprisingly, the visitors had a host of defending to do as the match wore on.
But they did so extremely well and even created some chances of their own through Dayle Grubb.
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So, Weston settled for a point, which leaves them with four points from their past two matches.
The Seagulls still lie in the relegation zone – but only one point from safety.
Next up, Weston host Chippenham Town in 14th-place and the Seagulls could leapfrog their opponents should they win.
Kick-off is at 3pm at The Woodspring Stadium, in Winterstoke Road.