Weston over-60s remain unbeaten on return to Gloucester FA League

All smiles for Weston over-60s

Weston over-60s from left to right: Back row, Rich Rzeznicki, Ian Rees, Arie Van Vliet, Keith Seabourne and John Hembrow Front row, Terry Keeling, Mark Hooper, Keith Brown and Lach Geddes - Credit: Chris Day

The Gloucester FA's Over-60s League is back underway with Weston making a an unbeaten start.

Their first game was against Clevedon, who always provide a good test, and Ian Rees did well on the left of midfield, passing the ball well.

Clevedon also moved the ball well in midfield but at times overplayed and didn't really get through Lach Geddes in defence or test John Hembrow in goal.

Weston began to get their game together and made good progress, however Clevedon's goalkeeper was in good form saving well from Mark Hooper and Keith Seabourne as the game ended goalless.

Manager Arie Van Vliet was not happy with the shape and tactics of his team and decided to change things around for the second game against Wiltshire.


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Rich Rzeznicki played at the back with Keith Brown coming into midfield and Geddes pushing forward. 

The team looked better balanced and Weston began to assert themselves on the game and Hooper always looked dangerous up front.

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It was no surprise when a smart turn and shot saw Hooper break the deadlock and secure a comfortable 1-0 win.

The last game was against Highworth where Weston really started to play and Terry Keeling looked composed on the right of midfield.

Geddes was encouraged to push even further forward and took to this new role in assured fashion, with Hooper, again lively in attack, proving a real problem for the Highworth defenders.

And it was no surprise who opened the scoring when Weston took the lead as Hooper fired home a great shot to give the keeper no chance.

Towards the end of the game Hooper got his and Weston's second when he collected the ball and made a smart turn and, despite being fouled, still managed to fire home a shot to seal a 2-0 win.

Van Vliet said: "I had three players out today and had to raid the 65s squad. They all came in and did well.

"All the games were difficult, so two wins and a draw is a very satisfactory return. It puts us in a good place before next month's next set of fixtures."

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