Seagulls crash to late goal

WESTON-S-MARE 1 CHELMSFORD CITY 2 - WESTON'S run of bad fortune continued against second in the Blue Square South table Chelmsford as they again surrendered a precious first-half lead.

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WESTON'S run of bad fortune continued against second in the Blue Square South table Chelmsford as they again surrendered a precious first-half lead.

It is now 14 games since they last won, back in November, when they beat high-flying Dover Athletic and, although they have drawn five in that time, they remain second from bottom of the league, seemingly heading for relegation.


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From the side that lost against Maidenhead, Clayton Fortune was restored to defence with Ben Cleverley moving to a more attacking role and Richard Evans dropping to the substitute's bench.

Chelmsford were first to show, forcing a corners in the first 10 minutes and they came close 10 minutes later through Anthony Cook flashing an overhead kick across goal.

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The Chelmsford goal had a let-off on 29 minutes when Dean Grubb set up a shot for Darren Mullings that was beaten away by keeper Ashley Harrison.

Weston's persistence paid off when they were awarded a free kick on 31 minutes. With the visiting defence expecting the ball to be delivered up front, Cleverley played it wide to Grubb on the left. His angled cross was picked up by Mullings and he set up Jermaine Clarke to score his first goal for the club after 12 starts.

In the second half, Chelmsford became more dominant, forcing two early corners, although Clarke had a goal disallowed on 57 minutes.

The equaliser came on 59 minutes when the home defence stood and watched as Ricky Holmes got in along the bye-line from the right side and set up an unmarked Matthew Lock to score just inside the near post from 15 yards.

Weston looked to be comfortably head for a draw until the 86th minute when Holmes set up Anthony Cook to score in a scramble.

ON Saturday, Weston meet old rivals Dorchester Town at the impressive Jewson Stadium where they have been unbeaten for several seasons.

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