Weston-super-Mare leap up to 16th in the National League South with convincing victory at Concord Rangers

PUBLISHED: 15:39 09 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:00 09 January 2017

Brad Ash on the ball at Bishops Stortford. Picture: Will T photography.

Brad Ash on the ball at Bishops Stortford. Picture: Will T photography.

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Weston-super-Mare propelled themselves up the National League South table at the weekend with a third straight win at Concord Rangers.

Concord Rangers 1 Weston 3

Cawley 72

Ash 9, Chamberlain 23, Hill 44

Scott Bartlett’s side leaped out of the relegation zone thanks to goals from Brad Ash, Jamie Chamberlain and Gethyn Hill.

Steve Cawley slotted home in the second half for the home side but it was to be merely a consolation in what was an impressive Seagulls performance.

Ash opened the scoring after just nine minutes after some neat defensive work. He blocked a dangerous cross before racing forward, sliding the ball past the despairing Bailey Vose in goal,

It wasn’t long before the Seagulls doubled their lead – with another breakaway goal.

Following a Concord corner. Gethyn Hill took full advantage of some questionable defending and Chamberlain was on hand to beat the keeper from 25 yards out.

The floodgates had opened at this point and Weston were to add a third to their tally before the break.

Ash’s neat flick found the in-form Dayle Grubb who played the ball into Chamberlain who calmly slotted home in what was their best half of football of the season.

There was more of the same attacking impetus from the Seagulls after the break but it was to be Concord who scored the only goal in the second half.

On 72 minutes, a hopeful cross found Cawley who gave the home fans at least something to cheer about.

But it was the Seagulls’ day and a solid defensive performance ensured Weston would enjoy their third straight victory.

Weston now lie in 16th place of the National League South – three points clear of the relegation zone.

The Seagulls travel to Dartford on Tuesday, hoping to secure a fourth straight win and cement their place in mid table.

Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

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