Weston seconds miss out on promotion by a point

Weston 2nd XI just missed out on promotion by one point, despite defeating league leaders Firebrands 7-2.

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Firebrands E 2

WESTON seconds travelled to league leaders Firebrands to play on the excellent Clifton College facilities.

The team knew only a win would do if they were to stand any chance of promotion and their fate was in the hands of second-placed Robinsons.

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Weston welcomed Matt Kearsey into their team and with the return of Joey Dale from injury, the team were arguably fielding their strongest side of the season.

Firebrands started well, keeping Canter in goal and the back three of Lucas, Duckett and Westcott on their toes, but it was Weston who broke the deadlock when good work by Westcott, Slater and Beer, saw Kearsey score the first goal.

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Firebrands quickly got back on level terms before Kearsey scored his second to put Weston back into the lead. Just before half-time, Weston extended their lead when Beer finished well to give the away team a 3-1 lead.

Weston started strongly again with Pitt netting the fourth, before Firebrands scored their second. Weston’s top scorer Beer was back to his best and the prolific striker bagged Weston’s fifth goal of the day.

Westons sixth goal came when Kearsey converted a penalty flick to complete his hat-trick and just after, Beer also registered his hat-trick with a strong shot.

An agonising eight hours passed before news filtered through that Robinsons had won, leaving Weston in third spot, missing out on promotion by one point.

The Mercedes Benz of Weston man of the match was comfortably won by Beer, while DoD went to Westcott.

IF you would like to come back to hockey or try the sport for the first time, the club would love to hear from you. Please contact us via our website: weston-super-mare-hockey.org.uk or email wsmhockeyclub@gmail.com

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