Youths on the move

PUBLISHED: 13:32 27 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:03 24 May 2010

Weston Under-18s 4 Bridgwater Town 1 WESTON moved up the league table thanks to this convincing win against a young Bridgwater team. Leading through an early Matt Fisher strike, Weston were gifted a second when Bridgwater keeper Ben Lewis failed to hold

Weston Under-18s 4 Bridgwater Town 1WESTON moved up the league table thanks to this convincing win against a young Bridgwater team.Leading through an early Matt Fisher strike, Weston were gifted a second when Bridgwater keeper Ben Lewis failed to hold Fisher's firm drive and captain Craig Mawford scored from close range.The Bridgwater defence were under constant pressure throughout the first half and on 40 minutes Jason Clarke fed Fisher to beat Lewis for his second.The second half began much as the first had ended with Weston on top, but they had to wait until the 75th minute to score again, Jason Clarke getting the goal his performance deserved when, one-one-one with the keeper, he rounded Lewis to score.Weston appeared to relax a little, allowing Bridgwater to claim a late consolation, courtesy of a deflected James Leatherby strike.Weston Under-18s 4 Odd Down 2THIS was a superb team performance by Weston, who inflicted a first league defeat of the season on their visitors.Weston took the lead on 10 minutes, courtesy of a great strike from distance by captain Craig Mawford. Odd Down hit back and only a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping by Weston's John Mathewson prevented an equaliser.A counter-attack by Weston saw Matt Fisher feed Jason Gustar, whose crisp drive gave the Odd Down keeper little chance.Two minutes later it was 3-0, when a cross by Mawford evaded the Odd Down keeper John Book, who looked on in agony as the ball crossed the line.Odd Down replied in style shortly before half time as neat approach play was finished in style by Davies.The second half was a much tighter affair with defences very much on top. However, on 70 minutes, Weston extended their lead, when good footwork by Fisher saw Kerrie Sleeman fire home with a great shot from the edge of the box.With time running out Odd Down pushed forward and finally got the goal their play deserved as Stainsby beat Mathewson from close range. This win sees Weston tied with Backwell United in second place in the table.

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