Weston men come out on top after scoring four past Mid Somerset rivals in friendly

Fin Baker, CJ Neate, Nick Bily, Rob Mount, Jack Pitt, Jamie Lawrence and Jack Pitt during Weston's 4

Fin Baker, CJ Neate, Nick Bily, Rob Mount, Jack Pitt, Jamie Lawrence and Jack Pitt during Weston's 4-2 win over Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall - Credit: Archant

Weston’s men hosted their third friendly against Mid Somerset, who brought a strong young squad and are a couple of tiers higher than the reformed firsts.

Rob Mount and Jamie Lawrence during Weston's match with Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall

Rob Mount and Jamie Lawrence during Weston's match with Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall - Credit: Archant

The home side started strongly, with their attack proving difficult to break down and it wasn’t long before opportunities were created.

Forwards Rob Mount and Cam Slater battled hard, travelling the width of the pitch and driving into the D but with no success.

After a long corner was awarded vice captain and defender CJ Neate came high to press and found a slot in the Somerset defence in which he injected the ball at pace finding Mount’s very well placed stick for a deflection over the keeper.

Weston galloped back to their half with great energy and it wasn’t long before they found further opportunities using the midfield of Jack Pitt, George Davis and Alex Leeks and excellent link-up play through to the likes of Ollie Cunningham and Jamie Morgan to go close to another goal, but Nick Bily just couldn’t stay on his feet and dived over the goal-line without the ball when it looked easier to score.

Weston overcame a strong Mid Somerset 4-2. Picture: Kim Wall

Weston overcame a strong Mid Somerset 4-2. Picture: Kim Wall - Credit: Archant


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After ending the half 1-0 up an inspiring team talk saw Weston battling hard throughout the second half and with expert defending from keeper Fox, Curry Gardens man of the match Ollie Barlow, Neate, and also some defence from Luke Stout, and Jamie Lawrence, Mid Somerset were denied any chances.

Midfield and substitute Elliot Burgess, and forward Cunningham soon saw a short corner awarded, giving Neate the chance to drill the ball at goal for Alex Leeks to deflect into the net for a second Weston goal.

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It wasn’t long before another corner saw the second goal of the half from Neate himself as he proved to be a master in the art of finding the target.

With Morgan and Cunningham working hard up top, a break down in the Somerset midfield saw the former give chase and slot the final Weston goal with ease.

CJ Neate, Oliver Barlow and George Davis during Weston's 4-2 win over Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wal

CJ Neate, Oliver Barlow and George Davis during Weston's 4-2 win over Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall - Credit: Archant

With Weston’s legs slowly tiring and in the last five minutes of the game saw a swift change in game with Mid Somerset able to score twice in close succession.

However Weston managed to come out victorious and very positive about things to come if they play as well as they proved they can against a strong team.

Weston's CJ Neate defending against Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall

Weston's CJ Neate defending against Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall - Credit: Archant

Jack Pitt in action for Weston during their 4-2 win over Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall

Jack Pitt in action for Weston during their 4-2 win over Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall - Credit: Archant

Alex Leeks in action for Weston during their 4-2 win over Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall

Alex Leeks in action for Weston during their 4-2 win over Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall - Credit: Archant

Weston beat Mid Somerset 4-2 in their third friendly. Picture: Kim Wall

Weston beat Mid Somerset 4-2 in their third friendly. Picture: Kim Wall - Credit: Archant

Weston's Nick Bily on the ball during their 4-2 win over Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall

Weston's Nick Bily on the ball during their 4-2 win over Mid Somerset. Picture: Kim Wall - Credit: Archant

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