Seagulls hit back to pick up a vital point

PUBLISHED: 09:41 20 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:01 24 May 2010

Weston 1 Farnborough Town 1

Weston 1 Farnborough Town 1

FOR the first 10 minutes of this Conference South game, Weston were chasing shadows against fourth-placed Farnborough, who were playing some good one-touch football with midfielder Ashley Sestanovich running the show. With Jon French and Darren Hawkins se

FOR the first 10 minutes of this Conference South game, Weston were chasing shadows against fourth-placed Farnborough, who were playing some good one-touch football with midfielder Ashley Sestanovich running the show.With Jon French and Darren Hawkins serving one-match suspensions and Craig Rand not recovered from injury, manager Frank Gregan recalled veteran Bradley Thomas for his first game since picking up a serious injury against Eastleigh back in November, who came into the midfield, with Andy Robertson recalled to the defence.Commented Mr Gregan: "With three regulars missing, this was an excellent point for us against a good Farnborough side."Farnborough took the lead on eight minutes when Carl Gibbs was bundled over just outside the home penalty area and with the Weston defence expecting a shot on target, Sestanovich squared the ball to Scott Canham, who beat Ryan Northmore with a low drive that took a deflection.Four minutes later Weston were back on level terms when Matt Rose played a high pass up to Marvin Brown, who had his back to goal and was tightly marked, but he flicked the ball over his head, turned quickly and fired past visiting keeper Kevin Scriven from 15 yards.The rest of the first half was a battle between the defences, although Farnborough still dominated, but their finishing let them down, either by playing one pass too many or failing to hit the target.Early in the second half, Gibbs fluffed two good chances, firing wide when well placed from Michael Charles' cross and then delivering a weak header with only Northmore to beat from Danny Allen-Page's 53rd minute cross.Weston almost scored on 69 minutes when Scott Walker put Mark McKeever through on the left and McKeever's cross eluded Scriven. Brown was on hand to side-foot in, but defender Jay Smith got back to clear the danger.Farnborough upped the tempo near the end, with Northmore making vital saves from Gibbs, three times, Charles and Warren McBean whose pace caused problems.For Weston, John Williams forced two good saves from Scriven and substitute Craig Mawford, who had replaced Thomas, had an effort well saved.Match sponsors Manderwood names Lewis Hogg as their man of the match.

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