Saints crash at home

PUBLISHED: 12:43 17 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:10 24 May 2010

Weston St John's 0 Chard Town 2 FOLLOWING their midweek away 3-1 victory at Elmore, Saints entertained second-placed Chard and lost a game dominated by the windy conditions. With Crandon, Best, Hayes and Harris missing, Saints kept to a 4-4-2 formation

Weston St John's 0 Chard Town 2FOLLOWING their midweek away 3-1 victory at Elmore, Saints entertained second-placed Chard and lost a game dominated by the windy conditions.With Crandon, Best, Hayes and Harris missing, Saints kept to a 4-4-2 formation. The back four were Akehurst, Marshall, Haslett and Cullis, with Park, Walford, Wootton and Blenkinsop in midfield and Hodge and Marlow up front.The early exchanges saw several chances going for both sides, with Marlow twice off target after forcing his way past his marker.Chard opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when Saints failed to clear their lines and a shot from just inside the 18-yard area squirmed under keeper Lock to trickle into the net.The visitors struck again on 35 minutes when Saints' lack of concentration at a short corner from the edge of the penalty area which was headed past Lock with the defence flat-footed.For the rest of the first half, Saints tried hard to get into the game, but were denied by a strong Chard defence.Saints started the second half in defiant mood and controlled much of the play, but again found it difficult to break down the defence and Walford came off injured on the hour, Brown taking over.Hodge worked tirelessly, but his task was not made easier when he lost strike partner Marlow with 10 minutes remaining, McNab taking over.

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