Weston end with defeat at Dorchester

Weston players leaving the field.

Weston players leaving the field. - Credit: Archant

Weston finished their Blue Square South season with a defeat at Dorchester.

DORCHESTER TOWN 2

WESTON-S-MARE 1

WESTON ended a record-breaking Blue Square South season by finishing in seventh spot of the table, while Dorchester finished a place below them in eighth, which was also their best-ever performance.

With nothing at stake, this was not an exciting game to watch as Weston gave a disappointing display watched by their biggest away following of the season.


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Goalkeeper Lloyd Irish, who had missed seven games through injury, was recalled in place of loan signing Louis Carey, while striker Kayne McClaggon was out due to illness, while Chas Hemmings led the attack.

Both sides played some attractive midfield football and the deadlock was broken on 16 minutes when Dorchester’s leading scorer Ben Watson looked suspiciously offside when he burst from almost halfway to beat Irish.

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Dayle Grubb has Weston’s best chance of the half when he fired straight at home keeper Jason Matthews from a good position on 31 minutes.

Three minutes into the second half, Weston equalised when Brett Trowbridge left Matthews standing still with a superb 25-yard snap shot.

The Weston defence gifted Watson a second goal on 71 minutes when they decided to play the ball across their six-yard box instead of clearing up field, allowing Dorchester substitute Dan Way to set up Watson.

Near the end, home skipper Mark Jermyn made a superb block to deny Pete Monks’ low effort and Hemmings, who was policed out of the game by Dorchester’s Nathan Walker, failed to get to Monks’ cross on the far post with Matthews beaten.

WESTON STATS

Goals: Dorchester, Watson (16, 71). Weston, Trowbridge (48).

Shots on target: Dorchester 5, Weston 2.

Shots off target: Dorchester 3, Weston 5.

Corners: Dorchester 4, Weston 1.

Offsides: Dorchester 5, Weston 4.

Free kicks conceded: Dorchester 11, Weston 7.

Referee: Mark Pottage (Gillingham). Excellent game.

Bookings: Dorchester, Nichols. Weston, Price.

Attendance: 623.

Weston squad: Irish, Price, Monks, Trowbridge, Villis (Slocombe 85), Laird, Grubb (Alvarez 58), Kirk (Diallo 65), Hemmings, Ingram, Kington. Subs (not used): McGregor, Stearn.

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