Weston guarantee promotion with victory

Sidmouth & Ottery 5th played Sidmouth & Ottery C on Saturday. Ref shsp 1060-04-15TI. Picture: Terry

Sidmouth & Ottery 5th played Sidmouth & Ottery C on Saturday. Ref shsp 1060-04-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Weston clinched promotion with this comprehensive victory over Robinsons.



WESTON were guaranteed promotion after beating Robinsons 10-2 in Bristol.

In the first few minutes, a quick one-two from Heal made its way into the D, where Neate swiftly placed the ball into the bottom corner of the Robinsons goal.

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This great start lifted the team’s confidence and another chance was created by Kearsey, who made a terrific run forward. After a great tackle from Etchelles, Kearsey dribbled past opposing players near to the attacking baseline and found a gap for Sam Neate to flick over the keeper.

Weston continued to attack with Watkins, Heal and Etchelles pressing the Robinsons defence and after a turn of possession, Sully struck the ball at the top of the D to make it 3-0.

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Another goal started with Kearsey, who made a superb run towards the baseline. It was left for Heal to finish with a precise slap in the bottom corner. Weston began to show their fitness and this paid off after an attacking turnover, Watkins’ reverse strike finishing the first-half off.

After the break, Turner kicked things off with a great tackle in the D. He then ran around the defending player and finished with a great reverse shot in goal.

A lapse of concentration saw Robinsons hit back and score two goals, but Hector, Beer and Brees took control again and a cross found Neate to deflect into the goal for his hat-trick.

After a penalty corner was awarded, a swift pass from Beer made its way to the top of the D and Turner drag flicked the ball in the top right corner with great pace to seal a 10-2 victory and seal promotion.

The hard work must continue so the team can achieve their place at the top of the league.

Man of the match was awarded to Etchelles.

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