Weston drop two places in the league

Weston v Team Bath Buccs.

Weston v Team Bath Buccs. - Credit: Archant

Weston dropped two places in the league after defeat by visitors Westbury.



WESTON went into this game sitting third in the table and started well, putting Westbury under pressure in a tight 10-minute spell.

Westbury broke loose and scored against the run of play with the defence of Brees, Hector and Beer struggling with the visitors’ attack each time, which made them vulnerable.

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Weston’s defence struggled to gain any kind of consistency throughout the game and played a scrappy game between them. The home side played sluggish hockey throughout the first-half, the passes not finding the attacking players of Hancock and Neate, as had previously been the case in many other games.

Weston were lucky to equalise from a short corner, which was snuck in by the in-form Dave Beer under the keeper.

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Weston went behind again after good work from Westbury, who got around the back of the Weston defence to go 2-1 up.

The midfield of Etchells, Sully, Turner and McCarthy battled well throughout the game, but could not provide the passes that were necessary to help the forwards.

After the half-time whistle, Weston seemed to have control of the game, but a short corner was dispatched which after constant pressure against the home defence left man of the match Jordan Canter no chance.

This defeat places Weston fifth in the league with six points covering the top five teams.

Man of the match was awarded to goal keeper Canter, who made important saves throughout and kept the team’s chances alive.

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