Jack nets all four for Weston

PUBLISHED: 09:35 20 January 2017

Weston 2nd XI striker Jack Pitt netted all four of his side’s goal in their victory over Mendip.

Weston 2nd XI 4

Mendip 2

Weston 2nd XI’s first game after the winter break saw them welcome Mendip to Priory School hoping to build on the good results before Christmas.

Despite an energetic warm-up and rousing team talk from captain Stuart Westcott, the home team still appeared to be in the dressing room as the game began and Mendip were in the ascendancy for the first quarter of the game.

Weston had a few players perhaps not up to speed and at full fitness and this showed as they were caught sleeping, allowing the visitors to break quickly using their young strikers to square the ball across the Weston keeper and finish into an empty goal.

The expertise of Neil Cunningham and Dave Holland at the back gave Weston team more time at the back and on the rare occasions Mendip tried to go over the top, Simon Davies in goal was on hand.

Luke Stout was introduced at left-back to add a bit of speed into the back four and performed well.

Jack Pitt and Alex Thorne were proving a handful up front and it was not long before Pitt was on hand to equalise and grab his first of the day.

Etchells and Leeks started to dominate the centre of midfield and get the ball to Olly Cunningham and Slater on the wings. Pitt again finished well just before half-time to give Weston a deserved lead going into the break.

Weston started the second half much better and quickly increased their lead, Cam Slater sending a pinpoint aerial pass into the path of Thorne, who unselfishly squared across the D for Pitt to tap into an empty net and complete his hat-trick.

Mendip managed to pull a goal back when a penalty corner was dispatched at speed into the bottom corner. With seven minutes left on the clock, Pitt finished an excellent individual performance and picked up his fourth of the day, assisted again by Thorne, making the final score a deserved 4-2 win for Weston.

The Curry Gardens player of the patch went to Olly Cunningham.

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