Youths back on top after another win
PUBLISHED: 12:04 24 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:10 24 May 2010
WESTON'S remarkable season continued with victory, their seventh on the spin, against near neighbours Bridgwater and again sees Weston swap places with Odd Down at the top of the division. In truth this was an average pe
Bridgwater U-18s 1 Weston U-18s 4WESTON'S remarkable season continued with victory, their seventh on the spin, against near neighbours Bridgwater and again sees Weston swap places with Odd Down at the top of the division.In truth this was an average performance by Weston, who welcomed back Tom Owen after a six month absence, against a young Bridgwater side.Having struggled to break the home side down for 30 minutes, the visitors finally made the breakthrough, Owen's through ball saw Russ Driver block keeper Lewis's clearance, the ball rebounding back past the keeper and into the net. No sooner had Weston scored once than they scored again, defender Bigwood was powerless to prevent Craig Herrod's fine shot from crossing the line. On the stroke of half time Mike Hudson was denied by Lewis, but 30 seconds later Herrod scored his second of the night following a superb pass from Jason Clarke.With the second period just sixty seconds old, Bridgwater clawed a goal back. courtesy of a close range finish by Simon Slocombe, but in truth Weston were rarely troubled throughout the half, and confirmed victory with the goal of the game when Shaun Potter fed Herrod, whose neat flick found Jason Gustar, who knocked the ball past the last defender, advanced on goal and calmly beat Lewis.With one game to play, Weston could still win the league, and by the same token could still miss out on promotion. A win in their final fixture at Cheddar on Monday is a must.Somerset Floodlight Youth League, Division 1: 1, Weston played 15, 35 points (goal difference +36); 2, Odd Down 14, 35 (+20); 3, Backwell United 13, 29 (+28).