Gurney blames bad luck for loss

SEAGULLS manager Andy Gurney could not explain how his side lost Saturday s game against bottom club Bognor Regis Town.

SEAGULLS manager Andy Gurney could not explain how his side lost Saturday's game against bottom club Bognor Regis Town.

Weston were humbled 2-1 by the Sussex team, who had not won in ten matches.

The manager once again bemoaned poor luck after another bad result at the Woodspring Stadium

Gurney said: "It's a game we expected to take three points from and we needed to, but we were unlucky.

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"I know I seem to be saying it a lot at the moment, but we really haven't had the break of the ball much recently, especially at home.

"The league table doesn't make nice reading and it doesn't look good, but it's no good feeling sorry for ourselves and sulking about it."

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Weston controlled the game for much of the 90 minutes on Saturday, but were unable to find the net.

Manny Williams and new signing Jack Compton both went close in the early stages, but the Rocks struck with their first attack.

After 25 minutes their Reading loanee Jahson Downes rose above the Seagulls defence to power home Steven Brinksworth's cross.

Weston laid siege to the Bognor goal until the 86th minute, when substitute Marvin Brown struck his sixth of the season from Weston's 16th corner of the match.

The Seagulls poured forward in search of a winner, but in the third minute of stoppage time a lucky bounce in their area fell to Nathan Lynch, who found the net to complete a classic smash-and-grab raid.

After pulling away from the drop zone in recent weeks, the Seagulls are now just three points ahead of Thurrock in the last relegation spot.

They face mid-table Braintree Town at home on Saturday, but will again be without injured trio Scott Partridge, Mark McKeever and Ashan Holgate.

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