Relics slam veterans for six

Past and present teams reuniting Weston St Johns Legends Day.

Past and present teams reuniting Weston St Johns Legends Day. - Credit: Archant

St Johns hosted a match between the Bob Flaskett veterans and the Kevin Evans Relics.

Bob Flaskett Veterans 2

Kevin Evans Relics 6

THE biggest crowd for many a year turned up at Weston St Johns to witness a fantastic feast of football.

Referee Ron Ganfield got the game underway and it was played at a brisk pace for the first 10 minutes, before reality kicked in as everyone realised that there was another 80 minutes to go.

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It was the Relics who drew first blood with a goal from Ross Neads, and they increased their lead when Rich Carnell found the back of the net, giving Higgs no chance in the Veterans goal.

This seemed to rally the Veterans and with Sweat Bennett and Mouse Stephenson shining for them and only the impressive Hurman in the Relics goal kept his side’s two goal advantage.

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On 35 minutes, the Veterans reduced the arrears with Neil Middle netting from close range. With time running out, Rich Parks had a glorious chance to level the scores, but managed to put the ball into the car park.

After the break, both managers made several tactical substitutions and it wasn’t long before Mike Whittaker scored twice to give the Relics a 4-1 lead. The Veterans rallied again with Jamie Crandon and Nigel Flaskett causing problems.

The Veterans were caught on the counter attack, with good work from Golly Harris snr, sent Trevor Haslett through to score.

Veterans’ manager Bob Flaskett introduced himself to the fray and it was one of his mazy dribbles that created the chance for Franny Francis to crash the ball into the top corner of the net for his side’s second goal.

Referee Ganfield was replaced by Ganfield jnr as Ron took his place in the Relics line-up, and with full-time approaching, he had the last word, executing an immaculate chip to secure victory for Kevin Evans team.

St Johns would like to thank everyone who supported the day and all who donated prizes for the raffle including Barber Co, Odeon Cinema and Weston FC.

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