Weston-super-Mare AFC narrowly lost out 1-0 to Maidstone United this weekend after only a single goal could separate the sides.

The only goal of the game came from Maidstone’s Reiss Greenridge in the 71st minute.

After a ball was swung in from the right-hand side, Greenridge was at the back post to provide a finishing header that ultimately gave his team the full three points.

A look at the table before the game would have pointed towards a straightforward victory for the visiting Maidstone team with 10 places separating the sides, it was anything but.

The game started on even footing and this theme would continue throughout, with both teams battling it out in the middle third and not being able to produce anything clear cut in front of either goal.

Weston did threaten once or twice through Jordan Bastin down the left wing, but his crosses into the Maidstone box were defended well.

The second half was much of the same as both teams continued to cancel each other out.

Neither team could produce much going forwards and the scrappiness of the game carried on, with the vast majority of the play coming in the middle of the pitch.

Rex Mannings had a couple of attempts on goal but saw both of these go over the bar and into the vocal Maidstone crowd.

Weston continually pushed the Maidstone defence in search for an equaliser but on every occasion the Kent side were a match for whatever was thrown at time before hearing the final whistle.

Weston-super-Mare AFC now face two upcoming home games in one week, hosting Farnborough on Tuesday and then local rivals Taunton Town on Friday.