Nothing to show for good performance
PUBLISHED: 14:54 27 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:46 24 May 2010
THIS was easily Weston's best performance so far, as they pushed their full-time opponents all the way and the only score that sepa-rated the sides came late in the game. Marc McGregor and Mike Gillan started the game an
Weston-s-Mare 0 Fisher Athletic 1THIS was easily Weston's best performance so far, as they pushed their full-time opponents all the way and the only score that sepa-rated the sides came late in the game.Marc McGregor and Mike Gillan started the game and they added a zest to the play and the home side can consider themselves unlucky not to get at least a share of the spoils.Straight from the kick-off Fisher made a speedy attack down the left, but former Grays Athletic Leroy Griffiths lost control in the penalty area and the ball ran behind. In Weston's first attack two minutes later, Craig Rand crossed for Marvin Brown, wide on the right to control, but the cross was cut out by visiting keeper Paul Nicholls.The keeper was in action again six minutes later, cutting out an effort by Sekani Simpson who had controlled a huge cross-field pass by Leigh Henry and minutes later McGregor had an effort on target.Straight from the clearance, Ryan Northmore was under pressure, tipping Charley Hearn's effort over his crossbar as the visitors forced two successive corners, but at the other end on 14 minutes there was no one to put the finishing touch to Lee Jarman's header across goal from Gillan's free kick.In Fisher's best spell of the half, Ahmed Deen had a cross cut out by Northmore, Griffiths should have done better with a header from Nrada Bernard's cross and Deen forced a good save from Northmore.John Williams forced Weston's first corner on 39 minutes and two minutes later McGregor forced another which was again turned behind before the danger was cleared and right on the stroke of half time, Craig Loxton fired narrowly across goal.Straight from the start of the second half, Fisher upped the pace with Northmore saving well from Hearn and the visitors forced three corners in two minutes, and when Weston forced a corner on 53 minutes, Rand was just over from Gillan's flag-kick.Minutes later Simpson had a cross turned behind and twice in two minutes McGregor forced his way into the Fisher penalty area, only to be crowded out by massed defence.Back came Fisher, forcing two corners on 70 minutes and Simpson was on hand to hack the ball off his goal-line with Northmore beaten for once, but the Fisher pressure paid off on 73 minutes when Bernard's corner kick was not cleared and Hearn beat Northmore from 15 yards.For the last 10 minutes, Weston brought on Scott Walker, Darren Hawkins and Craig Mawford for Simpson, Gillan and Henry, and the squad gave a grandstand finish, forcing three corners.Unfortunately, Brown wasted their best effort by firing over from a good position as Fisher held out for their first win of this year's campaign.