Weston crash at home
PUBLISHED: 11:17 31 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:40 24 May 2010
A WEAKENED Weston were given a football lesson by Unibond Northern Premier visitors Telford, who have been undefeated since February this year and have been in training every week since the close of the season. Weston started by resting Craig Rand and Mar
A WEAKENED Weston were given a football lesson by Unibond Northern Premier visitors Telford, who have been undefeated since February this year and have been in training every week since the close of the season.Weston started by resting Craig Rand and Marc McGregor and lost new signing Gary Thorpe after 23 minutes through injury, with several young members of the squad starting.The first half was a dour affair, with the visitors having the better of the outfield exchanges, but they failed to get a shot on target, but Weston took the lead on 28 minutes when John Williams put Marvin Brown behind the defence and he beat keeper Damien Stevens from 15 yards with a low angled drive.Williams missed a glorious chance of notching a second on 41 minutes when he was put through by Sekani Simpson, the former Forest Green Rovers and Bristol City midfielder, but with only Stevens to beat, he fired wide.With their first shot on target on 67 minutes, Telford equalised through Steve Foster from close range after the home defence failed to clear a corner and they added a second on 73 minutes when man of the match Karl Brown scored a superb goal with a 30-yard strike.Jimmy Turner added the third with a far-post header on 78 minutes from another corner and Richard Beale completed Weston's discomfort on 81 minutes when he headed a right-wing cross over Ryan North-more who had come off his line.Weston squad: Northmore, Bailey, Walker, Jarman, Thorne (Mawford 23), Rose, Simpson, Loxton, Brown, Williams, Crawford (Herrod 46). Subs (not used): Hawkins, Fisher.* Weston Football Club has an ongoing relationship with the Bristol Cancer Help Centre and share the profits from their Lottery fundraising, which has customers throughout the South West. The club recently had the pleasure of making a donation of almost £10,000, which brings their total contribution to the charity to £40,000.In addition, collections have been made at the recent pre-season friendly matches. The Bristol Rovers Supporters Club, Weston branch made a collection of £106 for the Weston Hospicecare.