Weston turn the heat on Firebrands with opening day win

Alex Leeks opened the scoring for Weston in their 4-1 win at Firebrands.

Alex Leeks opened the scoring for Weston in their 4-1 win at Firebrands. - Credit: Kim Wall

Weston made a strong start to their season with a 4-1 win at Firebrands in Failand last Saturday.

They started the stronger of the two sides with the midfield four of CJ Neate, Nick Bily, Jamie Lawrence and Jack Pitt commanding the central areas of the pitch and creating chances with their key passes to the forwards.

Weston turned the heat up and eventually took lead after some good work from Alistair Mead, Alex Leeks and Cameron Slater in the forward line.

The Curry Garden Man of the Match Alex Leeks managed to get the ball over the line after a corner.

The Weston back three of James Leeks, George Davies and captain Rob Mount ensured the Brands attack were kept quiet for most of the first half and on the rare occasion they broke the defensive line, Tom Fox in the Weston goal ensured that the home side were kept off the scoreboard in the first half.

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Weston managed to extend their lead before half-time after Slater made it 2-0 with a well timed finish after some impressive work down the left flank.

After a rousing half-time team talk from coach Sam Neate, the visitors pushed forward and with Firebrands immediately on the back foot, Weston won another short corner where skipper Mount converted with a powerful strike from the top of the D.

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Firebrands then saw their chances of staging a second half comeback increase after some sloppy errors saw the home side pull a goal back after Fox was undone by a deflected strike.

Weston, however, saw that any thought of a comeback was short lived as they kicked back into gear and with some clever passes. Pitt found himself with only the goalkeeper to beat and he coolly dispatched to restore the three goal lead and seal the win.

Weston return to Priory Community School on Saturday as they take on Old Bristolians at 11.30am.

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