Weston smash six past Bristol & West
Weston defeated previous league leaders Bristol & West 6-2, with Nathan Hancock scoring four goals.
Bristol & West 2
WESTON travelled to top of the table Bristol and West hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
The Seasiders played the passing game that has seen them become so successful this season and was not long until they broke the deadlock when Mercedes Benz man of the match Nathan Hancock fired home.
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Weston continued to press and Roy Beer was unlucky to have his goal disallowed after Sam Neate managed to get in behind the defence. Hancock then fired home a second to take the visitors into the interval two up.
Half-time brought controversy with the dismissal of Weston captain Neate during the interval.
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Weston started the second half with 10 players, but continued in the same manner pressuring the Bristol defence with every attack. The returning Matt Kearsey and Cam Slater caused the Bristol full-backs problems and Dave Holland continued his fine form this season with another sterling performance in midfield.
Hancock set Beer up to put Weston three ahead, but the hosts pulled a goal back with a route one goal that was deflected past the otherwise faultless Matt Godwin, who marshalled his defence of Ninnis, Sully, Hector, Duckett and Davis excellently.
Ninnis was having a solid game and linked up well with Bryant and Turner. Kearsey and Hancock teamed up for the latter to complete his fourth consecutive hat-trick.
Neate returned to boost the visitors and found Hancock almost immediately for him to fire home his fourth of the game and 16th of the season.
The home side fired back with what turned out to be only a consolation goal before Slater completed the rout, firing home from a tight angle.
Weston now sit in top spot and travel to Westbury on Saturday hoping to maintain their outstanding start to the season.
The club are hoping to expand next season and are looking for new players. If you are interested, please visit the club’s website at www.weston-super-mare-hockey.org.uk