Weston record first victory of new season
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Seagulls bounce back with emphatic win at Dorchester Town after opening day defeat.
WESTON got their Skrill South season back on track with an emphatic 3-0 win at Dorchester Town on Tuesday night, aided by two penalties. The victory moves them up to ninth spot in the table.
Assistant manager Mark McGregor, speaking after the game, said: “In the end it was a good win, but with all our possession early on we should have been at least three goals up. We have to address this issue, we must turn pressure into goals.”
From the side that lost to Eastbourne, there was only one change, Luke Purnell taking over in goal from Lloyd Irish, who was absent on business.
Weston dominated from the start, forcing two early corners and with Naby Diallo, Tristan Plummer, Dayle Grubb and Kane Ingram all going close.
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The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes when Diallo was sent sprawling by home keeper Tim Sandercombe, who earned a caution, and Tristan Plummer scored from the penalty spot. Later, Ashley Kington forced a good save from Sandercombe.
As Dorchester got into the game, Ben Watson went close from James Beasley’s cross and, in another attack, Purnell saved with his legs from the same player.
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Minutes into the second half, Watson again went close, but Weston soon regained the upper hand, with the defence looking solid and Purnell never really being troubled.
Weston deservedly scored again on 63 minutes when Kington set up Grubb to leave Sandercombe standing still with an effort from 15 yards.
As tempers began to get a little frayed, there was a spate of cautions before Weston completed the scoring on 86 minutes.
Substitute Kayne McClaggon, who had replaced Plummer burst through the home defence and was brought down by skipper and player-coach Mark Jermyn. McClaggon picked himself up and beat Sandercombe from the penalty spot.