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A VIRTUOSO performance from Manny Williams helped the Seagulls to an exciting away win at Team Bath.

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A VIRTUOSO performance from Manny Williams helped the Seagulls to an exciting away win at Team Bath.

The on loan frontman assisted both Weston's goals at Twerton Park on Tuesday night as Weston edge closer to Conference South safety.

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He was ably assisted by a rejuvenated strike partnership of Marc McGregor and Marvin Brown, who scored one each.

The duo, who looked set to play second fiddle to Williams and Scott Partridge after Gurney's overhaul of the Weston team, started together in attack for the first time since the Boxing Day clash with the Students.

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On that occasion they drew a blank, but on Tuesday they looked back to their best.

Brown bagged the first on 43 minutes when he fired home from 10 yards for his sixth of the season after Williams burst through the Students' defence, while McGregor secured the points with a cool second half finish.

Earlier, Weston had nearly drawn first blood after 11 minutes when Adrian Harris' centre was met by Marc McGregor, but the 30-year-old striker's effort was just wide.

Williams had a goal ruled out for offside after 28 minutes and another McGregor effort, a downward header, was superbly saved by keeper Jake Meredith three minutes later.

Four minutes into the second half the match was level when Weston's former Team Bath keeper Ryan Northmore was beaten by a Mark Canham effort from 25 yards.

But their lead did not last long and McGregor got his reward on 55 minutes after a great move.

Tom Parrinello fed Scott Bartlett, who laid the ball off for Manny Williams to skin the defender and release McGregor, who rounded Meredith with aplomb for his sixth of the season.

The Students pressed for an equaliser and forced four corners in the second period.

Their only chance of note was when Mike Perrett out-jumped Northmore following a cross, but returning Weston skipper Charlie Comyn-Platt cleared off the line and the Seagulls held on for the win.

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