Title hopes kept alive with two wins


- Credit: Archant

Weston Under-18s kept their title hopes alive with two victories in the Somerset Floodlight Youth League Premier Division.

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WESTON came from behind to earn a hard-fought victory on a difficult surface and keep their outside hopes of the Somerset Floodlight Youth League Premier Division title alive.

After the home side had taken the lead against the run of play, the Seagulls drew level on 53 minutes when Glenville Hayer travelled 40 yards before squaring to William Arnold, who set up George King to strike past the advancing keeper.

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What turned out to be the games winning goal came on 72 minutes when Under-16s graduate Owen Griffiths beat the offside trap and finished calmly for his first goal at this level.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Edge Barbers, went to George King.

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WESTON were made to work hard for what was ultimately a comfortable victory that leaves them waiting to pounce if the leaders slip up in the race for the Premier Division crown.

Weston took the lead on 20 minutes when a swift counter attacking move culminated with George King scoring from the edge of the box.

The in-form King saw a dipping drive come back off the bar before inspirational captain Ryan Scott pulled off a an impressive save from Jordan Eldridge to prevent the visitors drawing level.

Glenville Hayer was adjudged to of impeded Harry Horton and although Scott got a hand to Josh Lewis’s spot-kick, he couldn’t prevent the ball entering the net.

Kieran Giles hit the bar for the Bridgers before the goal of the game on 70 minutes saw Jack Carey cut William Sneddon-Coombes’s long diagonal pass back on to his left foot before volleying home.

The third goal came two minutes later and owed much to the perseverance of King.

What seemed like a dead ball was chased down by King, who beat the keeper to the ball and squared for Daniel O’ Leary to fire home.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Edge Barbers, went to Mateusz Trybull.

Tonight (Thurs) Weston travel to Tiverton Town (7.30pm), knowing if they have a shot at the title or not, following Chard Town’s visit to Taunton Town.

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