MATCH REPORT: Weston-super-Mare edge 7-goal thriller at Eastbourne Borough

Weston have signed a new striker.

Weston have signed a new striker. - Credit: Archant

Weston Football Club finally earned three points in the National League South as they triumphed 4-3 away at Eastbourne Borough on Saturday.

The Seagulls went behind three times in the match but turned things around in the second half to earn head coach Scott Bartlett his first win since taking charge in October.

After 12 minutes, the home side took the lead when an Alex Smith corner found Brian Dutton who made no mistake and headed home.

But just 11 minutes later the Seagulls were level – the side have not been able to deal with going behind very well over the past few months, so the commitment to fight back will please Bartlett – and this time it was Weston who scored from a corner.

Aden Baldwin was quickest to react as the home side’s keeper failed to punch away the set-piece.


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Ten minutes before the break, Eastbourne took the lead for the second time thanks to well-worked free-kick from Craig Stone. Substitute Elliott Romain was the one to head home having just entered the field.

In what was an end-to-end match the drama continued as the Seagulls drew themselves level thanks to Dayle Grubb.

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His brilliant finish in the bottom corner was all Weston deserved – but almost instantly they went behind again.

Mark Hughes’ volley was well struck but Scott Bartlett said there were some ‘choice words’ at half-time as Weston found themselves trailing in what was a pulsating first half.

The second half then truly belonged to Bartlett’s men as just five minutes in they found another equaliser.

Jon Moran slotted home from close range before the ultimate comeback was complete with 15 minutes remaining.

Grubb – who was outstanding all match – fired home from just inside the box to cap an unbelievable comeback and a first win in the league since August 13.

Read the thoughts of the Weston head coach following the match here. Weston host Dartford in the FA Trophy at The Woodspring Stadium on Saturday and you can follow all the action and post-match reaction on the Mercury website.

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