Seagulls crash at home
PUBLISHED: 13:17 21 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:44 24 May 2010
IF Weston continue with the form they showed for the last 20 minutes of this game, then there is hope they can enjoy a reasonable Conference South season
WESTON-SUPER-MARE 1 DORCHESTER 2IF Weston continue with the form they showed for the last 20 minutes of this game, then there is hope they can enjoy a reasonable Conference South season.Starting with the same line-up that began at Welling, they had a poor first half, unable to string two passes together and surrendering what possession they had far too easily.Dorchester, who enjoyed a thumping 4-1 win against Farnborough at the weekend were not all that great.Despite having the better of the exchanges and forcing five corners, Dorchester could manage only one effort on target, by Guy Lopez on 32 minutes that was easily claimed by Ryan Northmore.Unfortunately it was a different story in the second half. With their first attack on 47 minutes, the visitors opened their account, Ryan Hill bursting down the right and beating Northmore with a superb 20-yard effort from a tight angle and he was promptly shown a yellow card for his celebrations.Seven minutes later, they struck again when, this time, Matt Groves made ground on the right and scored from the edge of the penalty area.Dorchester almost scored again a minute later, but Northmore was able to knock Hill effort away from under his crossbar.Weston manager Frank Gregan brought on Marc McGregor and Mike Gilllan for Darren Hawkins and Scott Walker, and the game changed dramatically.They forced their first corners of the game and from a Sekani Simpson flag kick, Lee Jarman had a diving header cleared off the goal-line.Weston pulled a goal back on 74 minutes when another Simpson flag-kick was only half cleared and Craig Loxton scored with a low 15-yard effort into a crowded six-yard box.After that, from McGregor's knock-down, Marvin Brown had a shot beaten away by keeper Richard Martin and Brown and Loxton saw efforts go just over the crossbar.