Weston fade in the second half

Weston lost 6-2 to Firebrands in their first pre-season friendly of the season.

Weston 2

Firebrands 6

WESTON entertained Firebrands, who play several leagues higher than the hosts in their first pre-season friendly of the year.

Head coach Gary Blythe set his stall out early with a new. Weston were dominant in the opening 20 minutes and this was shown with the first goal coming from Matt Kearsey, set up by Curt Watkins and Nathan Hancock.


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Hancock and Sam Neate combined to earn a short corner which was deflected home by the former from a Kyle Sully hit.

Firebrands got a goal back with the unfortunate Chris Bryant beaten at his near post.

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Dave Beer and Mercedes Benz of Weston man of the match Dave Holland used their experience well to combat the Firebrands threats and debutant Ian Rowswell had an excellent game.

Weston gave the ball away on numerous occasions which allowed Brands into the game and they scored three in quick succession to go into the break 4-2 up.

In the second half, Weston’s shape deteriorated in the heat and Brands continued to attack and the final score was 6-2.

Somerset Gryphons 2

Weston A 3

WESTON has introduced a second XI for the first time in a number of years and played a friendly derby against Somerset Gryphons.

Weston began brightly and were quickly pushing into the opposition circle, unable to convert their chances, including a couple from penalty corners.

Gryphons soaked this early pressure and were awarded a short corner which was converted. Another breakaway goal resulted in Weston being 2-0 down at half-time.

A reorganisation and good team talk from Julian Mosby at the break led to Weston moving the ball around rather than attempting things individually.

Weston’s first goal demonstrated this when from the back line, Jake Turner set up Roy Beer for the first goal.

This set the pattern for the rest of the half, with strong keeping and instructions from Matt Godwin, the formation leading to a second goal from Beer and one for Huish.

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