Seagulls could be challenging for 
play-off position

PUBLISHED: 09:45 28 January 2011

Weston FC  Craig Laird 1st Team Manager.

Weston FC Craig Laird 1st Team Manager.

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AT a well-attended open forum of Weston Football Club, delight was expressed at the achievement of the first team under manager Craig Laird and his assistant Jon Haile, along with his backroom staff.

AT a well-attended open forum of Weston Football Club, delight was expressed at the achievement of the first team under manager Craig Laird and his assistant Jon Haile, along with his backroom staff.

So far in the Blue Square South season, they have picked up 31 points and lie in eighth spot in the table. The aim from the outset was to amass a minimum of 40 points from their 42 games and be certain to avoid relegation, but in the light of recent performances, they could be challenging for a place in the season-end play-offs.

Speaking on future plans, Craig Laird said his ambition was to get the club promoted to the Conference National, but more support was needed. The club is encouraging young people to come and watch and join the Junior Seagulls Club. For a one-off payment of £10 all under-16s can come and watch all the home league games and enjoy the facilities of the stadium.

When asked what plans were in place to replace any of the current first team who may be hunted by bigger clubs, Mr Laird said that several good prospects were in the Under-18s and Under-19s squads coached by Ryan Northmore. The manager said: “Dayle Grubb is a good example. This season he has come through from the Under-19s and has become a permanent fixture in the first team and has scored a couple of goals against tough opposition.”

On Saturday, Weston travel to Bromley looking to complete a league double, having recently beaten the Kent side 7-0 at home, Weston’s highest-ever score in the Blue Square South.

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