Unbeaten run stretched at Carshalton
PUBLISHED: 13:39 27 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:03 24 May 2010
WITH his fourth goal in successive games, former Bristol City striker Marvin Brown helped Weston stretch their unbeaten run to five matches and lift the club into 12th spot in the Conference South table. This was Brown's
Carshalton Ath 1 Weston-s-Mare 1WITH his fourth goal in successive games, former Bristol City striker Marvin Brown helped Weston stretch their unbeaten run to five matches and lift the club into 12th spot in the Conference South table.This was Brown's 15th goal in all competitions for the season and he is easily the leading scorer in the squad.A near-gale force win blew the length of Colston Avenue, but both sides served up some neat football and although Weston had Lewis Hogg back from injury, he started on the substitutes' bench while Craig Rand was still out, so the starting line-up was the same that was successful at Bognor Regis in mid-week.Carshalton made the better start with diminutive wide man Mark Marshall forcing Ryan Northmore to touch away a deep cross on eight minutes, but Marshall did better two minutes later when his low cross eluded Northmore, hit the foot of the far post and curled into the net.From Weston's first corner on 12 minutes, Scott Walker fired over from Mark McKeever's cross, but straight from the clearance, Carshalton's Tony Quinton fired into the side netting.The rest of the first half was stalemate, with both defences well on top, although both forced three corners and just before the break, home keeper Adam Federici fumbled Walker's shot, but the danger was cleared.Weston looked more purposeful in the second half, with John Williams forcing a good save from Federici on 52 minutes and two minutes later Weston were level when Williams put McKeever through and when a defender failed to cut out the cross, Brown was on hand to smash the ball to the roof of the net from six yards.As Carshalton, who are third from the bottom of the table, went looking to regain the lead, Matt Fowler was narrowly wide from Mike Johnson's pass, and Marlon Patterson and Quinton forced good saves from Northmore.Hogg who replaced Walker, came close for Weston, who forced three more corners, but near the end, Sam Bailey cleared off the line with Northmore beaten by Patterson's shot and into injury time, Northmore did well, denying Craig Dundas' lob by plucking the ball out of the air well over his head.