MATCH REPORT: Four-goal hero Dayle Grubb helps Weston-super-Mare seal crucial win at home

Dayle Grubb on the ball. Picture by Will T Photography.

Dayle Grubb on the ball. Picture by Will T Photography. - Credit: Archant

Weston enjoyed the perfect day as they swept aside Bishop’s Stortford 5-0 in the National League South today (Saturday), with four-goal hero Dayle Grubb deservedly earning the man of the match award.

It was a gloriously sunny afternoon at The Woodspring Stadium and it was an equally bright start for Weston as they took the lead after just eight minutes.

A short corner from Grubb found Brad Ash who played the ball back to the playmaker who slotted home with ease.

Grubb then added a second just five minutes later. Danny Greenslade broke free on the left and found Grubb in space who made no mistake with another good finish.

It was all Weston in the first half, with the visitors conceding a few silly free-kicks in frustration.

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But there was only one man who was going to make the headlines and that was Grubb who had his hat-trick within half an hour. He burst forward from a half-hearted Bishops backline and picked his spot from just outside the box.

His excellent finish was the best of the bunch and ensured Weston were well on their way to victory at the break.

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The second half then started as the first ended and it was Grubb again who earned the plaudits once again just three minutes in.

He ran through beating Emmanuel Adebowale and Darren Purse on his way and added his fourth with ease, celebrating in front of the home fans.

There was little for Stortford fans to cheer about with Luke Purnell merely a spectator for most of the match.

Weston could have added to their tally as substitute Jake Reid missed a golden opportunity on 63 minutes. Goalkeeper Harry Voss will count himself lucky the striker scuffed his shot with the goal gaping.

It was to get worse for the strugglers when Purse was sent off for two yellow cards – both for descent. And just minutes later Jack Williams was giving his marching orders for two cynical fouls, leaving them with a mountain to climb and just nine men on the pitch.

Weston were not quite finished though as Jake Reid decided to join in on the scoring. An excellent cross from Jason Pope found the striker who expertly headed home to ensure the Seagulls now sit seven points clear of the relegation zone.

The Seagulls host Margate on Friday, with the club offering a promotion which means you can watch the side for just £1.

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