Weston keep up promotion push
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Weston turned in a good second half performance to defeat Firebrands.
WESTON entertained Firebrands and gave a poor first-half performance that nearly terminated their promotion push.
The back four of Ninnis, Sully, Neate and Westcott had a torrid time in the opening 10 minutes and Weston found themselves a goal down from a smart reverse stick strike.
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Weston were playing sloppy hockey and were struggling to string passes together and went into the half-time break one down.
The introduction of Chris Etchells had a change in the flow of the game as he linked up with Turner and Beer excellently. Duckett and Hector were brought on at the back and Sam Neate moved up front.
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The changes worked as more space was created, Kyle Sully drove into the D before unleashing a reverse strike that flew past the outstanding goalkeeper to equalise.
Matt Kearsey, Dave Beer, Dave Holland and George Davis now had more time on the ball and this was evident as Beer found Kearsey, who got around the back of the Brands defence to pull back for Neate to fire Weston in front.
Cam Slater was causing problems and from another run, found Roy Beer in the D to set Turner up for Weston’s fourth. Brands were awarded a penalty stroke, which was calmly dispatched leaving Godwin no chance.
Roy Beer then found himself space in the D to set up Kearsey to roll the ball home. With seconds to go Brands earned a consolation goal from a short corner, but the final whistle went with Weston taking all three points.
Mercedes Benz man of the match was Kyle Sully and Dench Fitness DOD was Matt Kearsey.
If you are interested in playing hockey, Weston are a friendly club, with hockey for men, ladies and juniors of any age and ability. Contact Sam on 07581 403134 if interested.