Seagulls through to FA Trophy second round
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Weston defeated Wealdstone 3-2 in the FA Trophy at Paulton Rovers’ ground, thanks to a hat-trick from striker Scott Wilson.
Striker Scott Wilson claimed Weston’s second hat-trick of the season as they overcame Wealdstone in the oft-postponed FA Trophy tie.
The game was finally played at Paulton Rovers’ Athletic Ground as the Woodspring Stadium was still unfit due to the recent heavy rain.
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Twenty-three-year-old Wilson opened his account on 17 minutes when his pace took him through the visiting defence and he chipped keeper Gary Malone.
Wilson added his second on 23 minutes when he bundled the ball in after Malone could only flap at Dayle Grubb’s corner. Later Joe McClennan hit a post from 40 yards with Malone rooted.
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Three minutes before the break, Bradley Hudson-Odoi pulled a goal back for Wealdstone, bursting through the home defence, and a minute later they came close again when Elliot Godfrey cracked a shot off the home crossbar.
Early in the second half, Wilson fired narrowly wide and then had an effort tipped on to his crossbar by Malone, while Grubb fired narrowly over.
As rain poured down, Hudson-Odoi equalised for Wealdstone with an 18-yard shot.
As the game went into added-on time and looking to be heading for an unwanted draw, McClennan whipped in a cross and Wilson rose above his marker to head past Malone and put Weston in the next round. The club also picked up £5,000 in prize money.