Title hopes kept alive

Weston Under-19s kept its Football Conference Youth Alliance Premier Division title hopes alive with another victory.

Weston Under-19s 5

Basingstoke Town 0

WESTON Under-19s kept alive its challenge for the Football Conference Youth Alliance Premier Division title with an emphatic demolition of Basingstoke Town.

Such was the home side’s dominance that they recorded over 30 goal efforts, while the visitors failed to record one effort of note on goal.

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Jack Camm, fresh from his first team debut at Chelmsford City, took the captain’s armband in the absence of injured skipper Tom Seery and the midfielder was at the heart of everything from midfield.

Hardworking frontman Liam Dempsey opened the scoring on 18 minutes with a stunning effort from the edge of the box and strike partner Robbie Maggs doubled the advantage on 42 minutes when Dempsey’s shot was parried and Maggs was on hand to power home the loose ball.

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The second half started with Weston on top and it became three on 77 minutes when Dempsey bundled home a Maggs cross.

The talented duo of Jory Cureton and Jake Mawford combined for the fourth on 84 minutes when Cureton netted a Mawford cross and the scoring was complete two minutes later when Maggs’ shot was parried and Toby Yeates netted with a stunning effort from 40 yards.

Seagulls manager Ryan Northmore said: “I was delighted with the result, but the performance was excellent and better than the result itself.”

Tiverton Town 1

Weston Under-18s 2

WESTON Under-18s recorded a thoroughly deserved victory at Tiverton that goes a long way to preserving their Premier Division status in the Somerset Floodlight Youth League for next year.

The hardworking visitors opened the scoring after 10 minutes when a determined run from Mike Cantillien tore apart the home side’s rearguard and his shot was deflected into the path of Toby Yeates, who netted from the edge of the area.

The Seagulls were dealt a blow on 23 minutes when goalkeeper Simon Yard, stepping up from the club’s Under-16s and making only his second start was involved in a collision and had to be carried off. With no substitute keeper on the bench, striker Andy Vowles took over and put in a competent display.

What turned out to be the game’s winning goal came on 52 minutes when Polish winger Steve Jorosz pulled the ball back in to the path of Warren Collins to hammer the ball in to the roof of the net from long distance.

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