Weston keep up their winning ways

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Weston men’s 1st XI continued their winning ways with a victory over a young Bristol UWE side.

WESTON 4

BRISTOL UWE B 1

WESTON men’s 1st XI were up against a young Bristol UWE side and ran out 4-1 winners.

The beginning of the game started with the university side putting pressure on the Weston defence. After a defection off some of the Bristol players, the ball entered the D for the striker to hit the ball in top corner of the goal, making it 1-0 to Bristol.


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After this sluggish start, Weston woke up and began to distribute the ball well. In particular, midfield players Watkins, Etchelles and Turner did well after the unfortunate start.

This then allowed strikers Neate and Hancock to make runs forward and a few close chances just missing the goal. Weston started to link well and middle players Neate and Etchelles set up Hancock to strike the ball successfully into the Bristol team’s backboard.

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Weston found their feet and more chances started to materialise. The team once again made great passing moves forward after distributing quickly from Beer, Hector and Brees at the back. This team effort paid dividends and Heal finished the move with a fantastic strike of the ball.

The second half started from where Weston left off and Bristol felt frustrated from having few chances going forward. This was due to close marking and pressing from the Weston defence and midfield.

A third goal came from Watkins, who collected the ball after a free hit was awarded to Weston. After some fast stick skills, he found himself at the top of the D, striking the ball on the reverse and stretching the lead further for Weston.

Weston caught Bristol again on the break and winger Turner used his skills pass multiple players. He then made a well-timed pass to Hancock, who made light work of deflecting the ball in the bottom corner.

Man of the match was awarded to Beer.

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