Chas hits back at his critics
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Weston striker Chas Hemmings replied to his critics in the best possible way by scoring both goals as the Seagulls won at Hayes & Yeading.
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WESTON striker Chas Hemmings replied to his critics in the best possible way by scoring both goals as the Seagulls recorded their fourth away success of the season.
Speaking after the game, club chairman Paul Bliss said: “I am looking for a further 10 points between now and Christmas, then for the second half of the season, we will be looking for a play-off place.”
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The game was played on Woking’s Kingfield Stadium as Hayes’ Church Road, Middlesex, ground is under reconstruction.
Weston were missing Kane Ingram and Cameron Laird, both suspended and Lloyd Irish was back from his loan spell at Tiverton in place of injured Luke Purnell in goal.
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Weston had the better of the early exchanges with the midfield dominating play and recent signing Dan Gregson outstanding in defence.
Ashley Kington, who enjoyed a magnificent game in midfield, along with Brett Trowbridge, Ben Kirk and Dayle Grubb, wasted a good chance when he blazed a well-placed free kick over the crossbar.
But on 24 minutes when Tris Plummer was bundled over by Matty Harriott, and Kington’s free kick picked out Hemmings who got in front of his marker to head past keeper Jamie Young.
Then Weston were denied a certain penalty by unsighted referee Gary Jerden when Hemmings was brought down by Dean Inman.
For the second half, Hayes changed two attackers and came strongly into the game, equalising on 62 minutes when Kamaron English burst through on the left, cut in along the by-line and crossed for substitute Geoff Mitchell to head past Irish from close range.
Weston went close again on 78 minutes when Kington and Grubb traded passes to break through the home defence, only to be stopped by Young, coming off his line.
The game looked to be heading for a draw until the 84th minute, when Naby Diallo, playing as a wing-back, sped down the right and played inside to Hemmings who volleyed past Young with a 15-yard effort that went in off the inside of the far post.
Goals: Hayes, Mitchell (62). Weston, Hemmings (24, 84).
Shots on target: Hayes 1, Weston 4.
Shots off target: Hayes 3, Weston 3.
Corners: Hayes 5, Weston 3.
Offsides: Hayes 2, Weston 2.
Free kicks conceded: Hayes 13, Weston 9.
Referee: Gary Jerden (Essex). Good game.
Cautions: Hayes, Harriott. Weston, Irish, Fiddes.
Weston squad: Irish, Grubb, Slocombe, Kington, Laird, Gregson, Kirk, Trowbridge, Hemmings, Plummer (Fiddes 75), Diallo. Subs (not used): Walker, Knowles, Ash, Harris.
ON Saturday, Weston break new ground when they travel to Skrill Premier Aldershot Town in the first round proper of the FA Trophy. If a replay is necessary, it will be at the Woodspring Stadium on Tuesday (7.45pm) with extra time and a penalty shoot-out if necessary.
Weston will be without Jamie Laird, who starts a two-game suspension after a recent sending off, but Kane Ingram and Callum Laird will both be available after serving three-match suspensions.