Match report: Weston-super-Mare humble top of the league Dartford in impressive 3-0 victory

PUBLISHED: 17:58 23 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:58 23 September 2017

Weston striker Gethyn Hill. (Picture: Will.T.Photography)

Weston striker Gethyn Hill. (Picture: Will.T.Photography)

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Dartford were humbled by Weston-super-Mare as the Seagulls beat the Darts 3-0 and stretched their unbeaten run to four league matches.

The visitors started strongly but it was Weston who had the first real chance of the match and from there it was one-way traffic.

Two goals from Gethyn Hill and a second half strike from Archie Collins was enough to seal all three points for the home side.

It was a moment of brilliance which gave the Seagulls the lead after 18 minutes. Jacob Cane’s scintillating run allowed Danny Greenslade to cross into the box and, fresh from a loan spell at Hereford, Gethyn Hill headed home on his return to the starting line-up.

And it was to get better for Hill and the Seagulls just three minutes later. Dayle Grubb broke free and found space in the box but could only hit the post. But all Hill had to do was slot home the rebound and Weston found themselves two goals to the good.

Despite making two changes at the break Burman’s side conceded almost straight from the kick off. The non-existent Darts defence failed to close Collins down and he scored from a tight angle.

And it was one-way traffic throughout the second half and Cane had a header cleared off the line.

Dartford did enjoy a prolonged spell of possession but failed to test Luke Purnell.

Alfie Pavey had the best chance from close range but his effort smacked against the bar.

Weston saw out the rest of the match for a convincing win which sees them pull away from the relegation zone, while Dartford slip to fourth in the league.

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