‘We were never in danger of losing the game’ – Weston-super-Mare head coach Scott Bartlett reacts to draw at Gosport Borough

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 April 2017

Brad Ash on the ball. Picture by Will T Photography.

Brad Ash on the ball. Picture by Will T Photography.


Weston-super-Mare kept their heads above water this week as they secured a crucial point away at fellow strugglers Gosport Borough.

Lloyd Humphries away at Gosport. Picture by Will T Photography.Lloyd Humphries away at Gosport. Picture by Will T Photography.

The 1-1 draw means the Seagulls remain four points clear of the drop zone with five games remaining.

Saturday did not get off to the best of starts as the Seagulls found themselves 1-0 down after just 12 minutes.

Sam Lanahan tapped home for the home side but this seemed to give Bartlett’s side the push they needed and they started to dominate proceedings.

After hitting the post and it looking like it could be one of those days, it was playmaker Dayle Grubb who grabbed the equaliser just after the half hour mark.

He ran through three defenders and coolly slotted home to level things up.

Bartlett was left frustrated, however, as he watched his side have two goals disallowed for offside, which the head coach said he was not convinced was the right decision.

He said: “We were never in danger of losing the game but it was frustrating to have the goals disallowed.

“That is three in two games now. But we have to make sure we keep getting in these positions.

“We didn’t start very well on Saturday but I was much happier with the performance.

“We have brushed last week’s defeat to East Thurrock under the carpet as it was a one-off.

“We now want to go on and finish the season strongly and give the fans something to cheer about.

“This is the business end of the season, if you can’t get excited about supporting your team at this stage, then when can you?”

Weston now face two home games in the space of a week, hosting bottom side Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday and second bottom side Margate on Good Friday.

Both matches kick-off at 3pm.

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