Battling Seasiders well beaten at Bath

Despite putting in a spirited performance, Weston were well beaten by an experienced Bath Buccs side.

Weston 1

Bath Buccs 6

Weston travelled to Bath University to play an experienced Bath Buccs side, with Leeks and Mount stepping up again from the second team.

Despite only having 11 players, Weston started well, pressing the home defence, with some good play from Childs, a ball was delivered in to the middle of the D where Hancock decided to set himself up for a header, which did not work and Weston went down to 10 men.

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With Hancock stitching himself back together, Sully took full advantage of a loose ball and slotted one under the keeper after flying past two defenders. With a strong back line, Weston soaked up a few waves of attack before conceding two goals.

Hancock was now back up front, with Mobsby allowing Weston to get their usual shape back and played out the rest of the half with some reassuring play.

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With a positive half-time talk, Weston came on to the pitch knowing three points were within reach, However, this did not show as a lack of communication and organisation led to four goals being put past keeper Canter.

Weston got going again and with a solid midfield of Leeks, Sully, Neat snr and Childs, Weston started to control the game and with Mobsby and Hancock making great run, Weston had some chances, but were not clinical enough in the D.

As the game continued, Weston were gifted a short corner which was defended well by the Bath back line. The home side proceeded to score two more before Mount took a ball to the knee.

An all-round good performance from Weston, who battled hard till the end.

The Curry Gardens man of the match was Kyle Sully and DoD Nathan Hancock.

Weston A 5

Firebrands 3

Sporting arguably their strongest starting X1 of the season so far, Weston emerged with their first victory of the season.

Good early play by Cunningham, Leeks, Holland, Ninnis, Slater, Beer and Thorne led to the first goal from Pitt. Beer was not to be outdone and a sublime first-half hat-trick of goals followed to give Weston a healthy lead.

The second half began as the first had finished and this time it was Thorne who put the ball into the back of the net to get his first goal of the season.

As the second half wore on and substitutes were rotated, Weston lost their shape and conceded three goals.

The Curry Gardens player of the match was shared between Slater and Oly Cunningham. DoD award goes to James Leeks.

Weston Badgers travelled to Westbury and battled hard despite going down 3-0.

There were glimpses of some fantastic hockey being played and the future is certainly exciting with this crop of players.

There were several contenders for the player of the match award, with Archie, Libby, Liam and Jamie all contributing well, but the Castelan player of the match was awarded to Tom.

Weston squad: Archie, Isobel, Liam, CJ, Libby, Jamie, Tom, Cole, Kirk, Connor, Abi, Riley, James, Joe.

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