Seasiders hit back to net seven against the students

PUBLISHED: 14:36 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:36 31 January 2018

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After conceding six goals against Bristol & West A, Weston hit back the following day to defeat Bristol University 7-5.

Weston 2

Bristol & West A 6

Poor club availability meant Weston were playing with the bare 11 players.

Despite this Weston started with enthusiasm pushing the Bristol side’s defence back into their own D, but Bristol broke away and scored from the top of the D.

Soon after, another counter attack saw Bristol double their lead as their captain managed to beat Canter in Weston’s goal.

Weston were determined to find a way back into the game and with the defence of Mount, C Neate, Beer and Ninnis managing to hold off another Bristol attack, the attack of Curnow, Hancock and Slater won a short corner which was calmly dispatched by Sully.

Shortly after the goal was scored, Weston broke again and were only stopped after a tackle on Curnow which resulted in him being shown a green card after showing his frustration at the decision.

After the break, Bristol managed to extend their lead, but Weston managed to bring the scoreline back to 3-2 after winning a short corner which was deflected in by Curnow.

Weston conceded a penalty flick, but this was saved by Canter with a brilliant stop in the top corner with his stick.

Weston were buoyed by this and the midfield three of Sully, S Neate and man of the match Leeks kept creating chances for the attackers. Bristol scored another penalty and soon after made the score 5-2. Bristol managed to finish off the scoring after a mix-up in defence.

Curry Garden man of the match went to Leeks for his terrific performance in midfield.

Bristol Uni 5

Weston 7

Weston played their second game in two days and managed to have a sub for this one and went on to record a 7-5 victory.

The day started well after a ball from Sully was touched in with a deflection from striker Sam Neate. Weston scored their second after good play in the build-up left Curnow to slot the ball past the University keeper.

Weston scored their third and fourth of the game after some good build-up play from the attack of Mobsby, Neate and Hancock, meant the latter two were able to set each other up for the first-half to end 4-0 to Weston.

The second half started with Bristol pulling a goal back, but Weston responded strongly with Curnow picking out Neate for him to complete his hat-trick. Weston were caught napping and conceded again, despite the best efforts of Mount, Beer, Ninnis and Kearsey in defence.

Weston kept pushing to score another which was done with Hancock slotting home to make it 6-2. Bristol Uni never gave up and netted from a short corner, followed shortly by another goal.

With the score now 6-4, Hancock netted to round off his hat-trick before Bristol Uni were able to score a fifth to create a nervy end to the game.

Curry Garden man of the match was Beer.

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