Seasiders keep up promotion push

Weston v Bristol & West.

Weston v Bristol & West. - Credit: Archant

Weston kept up their promotion push with a 9-1 thrashing of Firebrands.



WESTON travelled to face an experienced Firebrands side, who earlier in the season inflicted defeat on Weston for the first time this season.

The visitors started strongly on a bouncy pitch and dictated the pace of the game from the first minute. It wasn’t long until the deadlock was broken as Kearsey dazzled the home defence to win a short corner, which was dispatched by Sam Neate for his 14th of the season.

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Fantastic work from Mercedes Benz of Weston Chris Bryant led to him putting Chris Etchells through on goal, who earned another short. This time Jake Turner netted Weston’s 100th goal of the league campaign.

Kearsey fired home from the top of the D to put the visitors three up and in control. The Weston defence of Ninnis, Beer, Sully, Davis, Hector and Duckett still had the threat of Board to contend with and were doing an admirable job, but a lapse in concentration though saw him fire into the D for a Brands deflection to fly past Godwin in the away goal.

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Dave Beer and Kyle Sully were setting the tempo of Weston’s play and went into half-time 3-1 up.

Top scorer Nathan Hancock was introduced at half-time and got Weston’s fourth by deflecting Sully’s cross past the goalkeeper. Great attacking play from Weston saw Kearsey and Hancock link up for the latter to pull across goal for Roy Beer to fire home.

Chris Etchells got his name on the scoresheet by calmly slotting under the goalkeeper for 6-1 and then Hancock completed another hat-trick with goals assisted by Rich Heal and Neate.

He added one more to finish on four and now has 44 this season and now has his sights firmly set on the goal scoring record of Chris Brees.

On Saturday, Weston host top of the league and unbeaten Mid Somerset at Priory School (2pm) in what should be a game for the spectators.

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