Seagulls end the season with heavy defeat
CHELMSFORD CITY 4 WESTON-S-MARE 1 - WESTON'S woes continued in their final Blue Square South game of the season as they suffered a heavy defeat against the Essex hosts.
CHELMSFORD CITY 4WESTON-S-MARE 1WESTON'S woes continued in their final Blue Square South game of the season as they suffered a heavy defeat against the Essex hosts who confirmed their play-off place.Midfield playmaker Adi Harris was suspended, Alex Kite was recalled by Bristol Rovers, Ashan Holgate and Marvin Brown were injured and Marc McGregor limped off four minutes into the second half suffering from a knock he picked up before the interval.But they made a bright start, Scott Partridge firing narrowly wide on five minutes from Dayle Grubb's cross and a minute later home skipper Andy Duncan did well to scoop McGregor's lob from under his crossbar with keeper Danny Gay beaten. Minutes later, Partridge fired over from a good position.As Chelmsford began to take control, Jason Hallett cracked an effort off Ryan Northmore's crossbar on 14 minutes, the ball rebounding into the keeper's arms. They did better on 22 minutes, Spencer Knight, on the far post, heading James Lawson's cross past Northmore and four minutes later they struck again, David Rainford scoring from 10 yards from Knight's cross from the left.When McGregor came off, Matt Groves took over, but his partnership with Partridge was not a success and the Weston attack faded, but they more than held their own in midfield, Darren Mullings pulling a goal back on 72 minutes with a shot on the turn, despite the attention of two defenders.Weston looked as if they could hold out until three minutes from time when Chelmsford substitute Lawrie Dudfield got the better of Craig Rand and scored from 15 yards and just before the final whistle, the unfortunate Rand put through his own goal trying to defend Dudfield's low cross.THE club will finish their season with the annual dinner and presentation evening at the clubhouse on Saturday, commencing at 7.30pm where tickets are still available from the club office.