Weston narrowly beaten at Bath

PUBLISHED: 12:01 14 November 2018

A field hockey player about to pass the ball

A field hockey player about to pass the ball

Ben Jeayes

Weston suffered a narrow defeat when they travelled to Bath for the second time in as many weeks.

Bath Buccs D 2

Weston 1

Weston travelled to Bath Uni to take on their second Bath side in as many weeks.

The first 30 minutes of the match was a stalemate until Bath capitalised on a Weston mistake to take the lead.

The Weston front four of Slater, S Neate, Cunningham and Leeks kept pressing the Bath defence, but could not pull a goal back. Weston were reduced to nine men as Hancock and S Neate found themselves receiving green cards for dissent.

Weston seemed to play better with nine as Slater finished on his reverse after a well-earned short corner.

With the first half coming to an end, Weston were pushing forward via the midfield duo of Huish and the returning Sully, but were met with great saves by the opposition goalkeeper.

The second half started with Weston on the back foot with the defence of Mobsby, C Neate, Beer and Byrant holding firm for the first 10 minutes. Keeper Canter then made an error kicking the ball to the Bath centre forward who slotted home to take the lead.

Barlow making his first team debut proved to be a useful addition as he joined the defence and made some crucial tackles during the Bath attacks. Canter made amends for his error and produced a string of saves to keep the score at 2-1.

Weston then had one last attack as Sully picked up the ball in the midfield and dribbled down the right side only to pass the ball behind S Neate.

The Curry Garden man of the match went to Byrant for his constant running at right back. DOD went to C Neate for forgetting fruit.

Weston host another uni side as Bristol Uni travel down to Priory for a 1.30pm start, any support would be much appreciated.

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