Seagulls bounce back with first home win
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Weston up to eighth in the table after Bank Holiday Monday victory.
WESTON recorded their first Skrill South home win of the season on Monday and also ended Basingstoke’s unbeaten run. The win moves Weston up to eighth spot in the table.
Following Saturday’s poor showing at Havant & Waterlooville, which ended in a 2-0 defeat, Tristan Plummer was back to lead the attack and Martin Slocombe made his first start. Leon Jeanne, who made an impressive debut at Havant, was rested, Kane Ingram taking over.
Weston were in control from the start with Plummer testing keeper Louis Wells on three minutes. Ashley Kington saw an effort go jjust over on 17 minutes and Kane Ingram also went close before the interval.
Kington then had an effort beaten out by Wells and it was a pity Weston did not shoot from favourable situations more often, rather than producing one pass too many.
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The only reward for Basingstoke during the half was a solitary corner that was easily cleared.
Weston continued to dominate in the second half, with Dayle Grubb’s shot being turned behind for Weston’s third corner on 51 minutes. Minutes later Plummer skimmed the crossbar with a good angled effort.
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The crucial goal came on 74 minutes when Plummer, who was given a torrid afternoon by giant defender Jay Gasson, was brought down just outside the Basingstoke penalty area. Grubb’s free kick was parried by Wells, but Naby Diallo was on hand to score.
This woke up Basingstoke, but their only rewards were a handful of corners, but with the home defence and keeper Luke Purnell in top form, there was no way through.
* Due to heavy traffic on Saturday, resulting in Weston arriving at Havant late, the time of travel to Chelmsford this Saturday has been changed to 8am.