Unlucky Seagulls held to a draw

Cardiff got an undeserved draw against a Weston side who were denied by some excellent goalkeeping.



WITH their only shot on target, Cardiff got an undeserved draw against a Weston side who were denied by some excellent goalkeeping.

Time after time, especially in the first half, Jordan Santiago denied a rampant Weston attack with a display of acrobatics that kept his team in the game which saw Weston force 11 corners.

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On 10 minutes, Nabi Diallo, who had a storming game playing in the hole behind the attack, was just over and minutes later, Santiago denied Kane Ingram before Nat Pepperall ended a good move involving Mike Mackay and Diallo by firing over.

Ingram was just over the Cardiff crossbar with a lob from the edge of the penalty area before Santiago flung himself to his left to turn another Diallo effort over his bar.

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Weston kept pressure up in the second half, forcing another corner and then Jak Martin was narrowly over from distance. The goal came on 57 minutes when Jamie Price made a superb mazy run into the Cardiff penalty area, beating several defenders before firing across Santiago.

Weston forced another four corners, but a mix-up in the defence on 77 minutes allowed Ibrahim Farah to fire past Lloyd Irish.

There was an unfortunate incident a minute from the end when Cardiff’s Jesse Darko clashed with Martin Slocombe in which Slocombe received three stitches for a gash on his forehead and Darko was shown a red card by Gloucester referee Tom Blanch.

Weston squad: Irish, Price, Slocombe, Trowbridge, Villis, Martin, Ingram, Kirk, Mackay, Diallo, Pepperall, Booth, Huxley, Young, Grubb, Kabba, Mawford, Bennett, Callum Laird, Maggs.

Weston play their final pre-season game on Thursday when they travel to Yate Town (7.45pm).

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