Seagulls notch up second win in a week
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Weston recorded their second Blue Square South win of the week, overcoming bottom club Truro.
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WESTON recorded their second Blue Square South win of the week, overcoming bottom club Truro in a tricky tie.
Despite going into administration and having 10 points docked, the Cornish side are tough customers, not giving up without a fight, as witnessed on last Saturday when they were held to a draw thanks to an injury-time equaliser at Bath City.
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From Saturday’s team that beat league leaders Welling, Weston were without Anton Alvarez, who was unavailable, replaced by Ashley Kington and Brett Trowbridge and Nabby Diallo were on for Ross Stearn and Dayle Grubb.
With their first attack on four minutes, Weston took the lead when a free kick near the left-hand corner flag, taken by Kington was knocked past keeper Luke Payne by Diallo on the edge of the six-yard box.
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Former Plymouth Argyle wide man Les Afful made a speedy run through the Weston defence on seven minutes, but he wasted the chance by tamely firing wide, as did Kayne McClaggon at the other end minutes later.
Before the interval, both sides forced a couple of corners each and the home side’s Cody Cooke had their first effort on target on 41 minutes.
Five minutes into the second half, Kington was just over with a free kick, and a minute later at the other end Martin Watts was on target with a low free kick.
Weston struck again on 53 minutes when Kane Ingram left Payne standing still with a superb 25-yard snap shot on the turn.
The home side almost scored on 71 minutes when Paul Kendall’s strong header came back off the underside of the Weston crossbar from a corner.
To their credit, Truro kept plugging away and were rewarded on 84 minutes when veteran striker Barry Hayles, on as a substitute, beat Lloyd Irish from six yards when he controlled a corner.
This led to a hectic last few minutes with Truro looking for an equaliser, but Andy Watkins wasted a good chance by firing over when well placed.
Goals: Truro, Hayles (84). Weston, Diallo (4), Ingram (53).
Shots on target: Truro 4, Weston 3.
Shots off target: Truro 2, Weston 4.
Corners: Truro 5, Weston 3.
Offsides: Truro 2, Weston 2.
Free kicks conceded: Truro 15, Weston 14.
Referee: Neil Radford (Worcester). Good game.
Weston squad: Irish, Monks, Slocombe, Kington, Villis, Laird, Trowbridge, Kirk, McClaggon (Hemmings 82), Ingram (Stearn 68), Diallo. Subs (not used): Price, Grubb.
ON Tuesday (7.45pm), Weston have a home game when Chelmsford, another side with promotion aspirations, provide the opposition.