McGregor ‘disappointed’ by performance in Weston’s win over Bognor Regis Town

PUBLISHED: 15:20 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:09 27 March 2018

Marc McGregor said he was 'disappointed' with his side's performance. Picture: Will.T.Photography

Marc McGregor said he was 'disappointed' with his side's performance. Picture: Will.T.Photography


A first-half goal from Kenan Dunnwald was enough for Weston-super-Mare to stutter to an unconvincing victory over lowly Bognor Regis Town in the National League South on Saturday.

Kenan Dunnwald celebrates his goal agains Bognor Regis Town. Picture: Will.T.PhotographyKenan Dunnwald celebrates his goal agains Bognor Regis Town. Picture: Will.T.Photography

The German forward prodded home from close range at the second attempt to put the Seagulls into a 20th-minute lead – but they failed to excite a crowd of 534 which was bloated by a coach of Guiseley supporters after their fixture with Torquay United was called off.

The Seagulls’ pursuit of the playoff places was left in ruin after three consecutive defeats, but Saturday’s win at the Woodspring Stadium gives Marc McGregor’s 11th-placed side a slim chance of stealing seventh place – six points adrift with seven games to play.

The Weston boss said he was ‘disappointed’ with his team’s showing – and the Guiseley supporters will be equally disappointed they did not skip this drab game in BS24 on their way back to West Yorkshire.

McGregor said: “Over the past three or four weeks we probably haven’t got what we deserve from games. Bognor are probably going away from here thinking the same.

“I thought they were really good, they passed it well.

“In the first half we could have got a couple more goals to make it easier. I’m a little disappointed with our performance.”

Weston started brightly against the second-bottom Rocks, with Jarrad Welch drawing a good save from Dan Lincoln from a long-range free kick.

The home side went ahead shortly after when Gethyn Hill harassed Sami El-Abd out of possession in his own half. The 15-goal striker played in Dunnwald who was lucky to see a tame shot rebound to his path before stabbing into an empty net.

Weston continued to enjoy a dominant first period, but Jacob Cane, Mo Baghdadi, Welch and Hill failed to convert a series of good openings.

The Seagulls lost all momentum at the interval, and served up a poor second-half display filled with errors in the final third which could have proved costly if not for a solid defensive display.

McGregor added: “Potentially we have lost a bit of confidence in the final third, we had a few shots we could have done better with and there were times where the final pass was behind someone.

“We’ve got to carry on – we’re in a good position. We’re not a million miles away and we’ve got three games this week. That will show us where we will end up.”

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