Weston extend their lead at the top

Weston-s-Mare v Shepton Mallet.

Weston-s-Mare v Shepton Mallet. - Credit: Archant

Weston defeated Shepton Mallet to extend their lead at the top of West Central One.



WESTON entertained Shepton Mallet hoping to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season and extend their lead at the top of West Central One.

Starting strongly, Weston were rewarded when Rich Heal was found at the back post to lift the ball over the goalkeeper. Shepton’s powerful front line was well dealt with by the defence of CJ Neate, Toby Brees and James Hector.

Mercedes Benz of Weston man of the match Chris Bryant had a solid game in goal, and pulled off a fantastic reaction save to keep Weston in front.

Hancock scored a fantastic solo goal to double the lead. Gary Blythe rang the changes and brought on Curt Watkins and Jake Turner to inject some pace into the home attack. Hancock was on hand again to fire his second and Weston’s third.

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After the break, Weston came out with the intent on pressing high and forcing the Shepton defence into errors. Kyle Sully scored his second of the game and assisted Hancock to score his hat-trick with a deflection.

Dave Beer was dictating the play from the middle of the pitch, ably assisted by Sam Neate and Chris Etchells. Matt Kearsey was causing the visiting left-back all sorts of problems and constantly broke into the opposition D to create chances.

Heal hit his second after great work from Watkins and Kearsey, before Sully completed his hat-trick, before Shepton hit back with a consolation goal.

Sam Neate finished proceedings off firing low into the bottom corner to make it 9-1. Sully earned himself a yellow card for a poor tackle to bring his excellent game to a premature end.

Weston travel to Bristol UWE on Saturday hoping to continue their fine start to the season.

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