Weston AFC’s game against Worthing on Saturday marked the end of their 2023/24 league campaign, and Scott Bartlett’s men have impressed many during their first season back in national football.

The Seagulls were back in the National Conference League South for this first time in four years and finished comfortably mid table at 13th out of 24, on a total of 59 points after the 46 game season.

The team recorded 17 wins, eight draws and 21 won losses, scoring 66 goals along the way, no mean feat considering the quality of opposition and the injury problems that have cursed the squad throughout the season.

After the final fixture manager Bartlett reflected on his team’s first season back in the Conference League South. He said: “I’m really pleased, I think we’ve held ourselves well against good opposition and been excellent in patches.

“We’re maybe a little bit disappointed that we came into this last match with nothing to play for but that’s a healthy way to look at it; we’ve picked up a good number of points, and sometimes we’ve looked outstanding.

“We’ve had some great games away, some magical nights back at the Optima Stadium, travelled hundreds of miles and I don’t think there’s many times we haven’t given our supporters something to be proud of.

“I would like to say thank you to everyone at the club and all the volunteers, it’s been some effort.”