Seagulls let Bromley off the hook

WESTON-S-MARE 3 BROMLEY 3 - THREE goals in front with only 20 minutes left, Weston looked to be comfortably heading for their first Blue Square South win since November, but then they allowed their Kent visitors off the hook.

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THREE goals in front with only 20 minutes left, Weston looked to be comfortably heading for their first Blue Square South win since November, but then they allowed their Kent visitors off the hook in the space of 17 horrendous minutes and hung on for their fourth successive draw.

Fielding the same side that picked up a point against Hampton and Richmond, Weston looked positive from the off, with Jermaine Clark winning the aerial duels and Dan Burnell putting himself about and they took the lead on four minutes when Richard Evans won possession on the left, beat his marker and his cross found Burnell on the far post who beat keeper Gareth Williams from six yards.


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For practically the rest of the half, Weston piled on pressure with Clarke and Burnell testing the Bromley keeper time after time and the visitors only once looking dangerous when Luke I'anson forced a good save from Kevin Sawyer on 22 minutes.

Bromley looked stronger at the start of the second half and almost equalised when I'anson's header came off the inside of a post and was scrambled to safety. Minutes later, Sawyer had to come quickly off his line to dive at the feet of Warren McBean.

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However, Weston soon got back in their stride and the Bromley goal had a let-off on the hour when Williams dropped Evans' cross when challenged by Clarke, but the defence managed to clear.

A minute later, Weston struck again when Tom Parrinello fed Evans on the left who cut inside and his 25-yard effort was fumbled to the net by Williams.

Minutes later, Clarke and Burnell played a one-two, but Clarke's cross was cut out by Williams. Weston were not finished and they struck again on 70 minutes when Sawyer's clearance bounced over the head of Bromley's Jerrome Sobers for Burnell to control and beat Williams from 30 yards with a superb lob.

Then came the Bromley fight-back when they were awarded a penalty in the 73rd minute and Carew beat Sawyer from the spot.

Four minutes later, Sawyer parried a shot from Richard Butler and McBean was on hand to score from the rebound and Weston's misery was completed on 83 minutes when Ryan Hall scored with a deflected shot.

ON Sunday, 11am, the club will be holding a fans forum at the clubhouse. The format of the meeting will be a question and answer session where supporters will be able to quiz club chairman Paul Bliss, manager Andy Gurney and other club directors. Everyone is welcome to attend.

WESTON'S Blue Square South game at Havant and Waterlooville's Westleigh Park ground was called off early on Saturday due to the waterlogged state of the playing surface caused by heavy midweek rain.

According to the club's web site the ground will need several weeks without further rain to recover, so no date has been arranged for the fixture to be played.

On Saturday, Weston have another home fixture when Maidenhead United provide the opposition. When the sides met at York Road back in October it ended scoreless, so the Seagulls will be looking for an improvement on that performance.

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