Nine successive defeats for the Seagulls

DESPITE a much-improved performance, Weston came away from St Albans nursing another defeat.

DESPITE a much-improved performance, Weston came away from St Albans nursing another defeat.

Josh Ford started for Weston for the first time, who were looking to avoid their eighth successive league defeat.

Weston nearly took the lead on 14 minutes when Josh Klein-Davies was denied by a last-ditch tackle by Frater.

Weston's giant striker Jermaine Clarke just failed to use his height to full advantage, but displayed good control when bringing the ball down and sending a left-footed effort just wide.

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Ben Cleverley gave the Seagulls the lead just before half-time with a superbly struck free kick, only for the Saints to equalise in first half injury time. Ian Dunn heading home Drew Robert's cross at the near post.

The points were secured after the break when St Albans thwarted a dangerous Weston attack and within seconds the ball fell to Paul Hakim. He crossed to the far post, where Dunn netted his second goal.

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Godfrey Poku then forced Sawyer into a spectacular save with a drive from 25 yards, while Fisher cut in from the right to shoot just wide.

To their credit, the Seagulls tried to rescue a point, but a shot by substitute Jake Harris that went straight into Bastock's arms following Grubb's pass, was the best they could muster.

WESTONcrashed to their ninth successive league defeat when they lost 1-0 to Braintree Town on Tuesday night.

Despite putting in a battling performance, the Seagulls lost to a Matt Game goal in the 16th minute and remain bottom of the league.

Weston had a fair share of possession, but failed to create any clear-cut chances. Keeper Kevin Sawyer made three good saves to keep the Seagulls in with a chance.

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