Weston-super-Mare continue their perfect start to the season at Welling United
PUBLISHED: 13:34 15 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:34 15 August 2016
Weston are now the only team in the National League South with a 100 per cent record after a third successive win on Saturday at newly-relegated Welling United.
Welling United 0
Weston 2 (Grubb 15, McCoulsky 44)
The Seagulls have been in fine form since the start of the season and goals from Dayle Grubb and in-form striker Shawn McCoulsky handed Weston a deserved three points.
McCoulsky has now scored five goals in three games and Weston started well by trying to hit the Wings on the break.
This tactic worked and after 15 minutes they took the lead.
Welling gave the ball away and in order to stop Grubb as he sprinted forward, the home side’s captain Sean Francis fouled the midfielder just outside the box.
Grubb made no mistake with the free kick and with the help of a slight deflection it found the back of the net.
It was one-way traffic throughout the match and in truth Weston could - and probably should have - scored more.
But the Seagulls did have a two goal cushion before the break as McCoulsky proved his talent once again.
Jake Mawford’s perfect pass put McClousky clean through on goal and hopeful appeals from the home side for offside were waved away.
McCoulsky coolly slotted home past Chris Lewington and ensured all three points away from home.
Head coach Ryan Northmore said: “Last season we lost the opening six games and then finished in 16th. If we can start well and then replicate our form in the second half of the season then we should be opening for a top half finish at least - if not better.”
Weston now sit top of the league ahead of Tuesday’s home match against Poole Town.
The Mercury will have live updates on Twitter @WSMercury, plus an exclusive interview with Northmore and a match report online and in Thursday’s Mercury.