Weton start the new season with away defeat

PUBLISHED: 10:09 18 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:53 24 May 2010

WESTON travelled to Yate for their first friendly of the new season and 16-year-old Matt Watkins made is 1st XI debut at right midfield and was joint man of the match together with

Yate 4 Weston 1st XI 0WESTON travelled to Yate for their first friendly of the new season and 16-year-old Matt Watkins made is 1st XI debut at right midfield and was joint man of the match together with Dave Beer, Adrian Hart and Ben McConkey. Watkins slotted into the midfield well and his work rate was an example to the rest of the squad.Yate are a well drilled team and Weston will need to learn from this fixture if they are to take points from them when they meet in the league. Good work by the Yate midfield resulted in them taking the lead midway through the first half. Weston responded well and could have equalised through Martyn Hind when he was put through by Duncan Long, but Yate doubled their advantage just before the end of the first half after confusion in the Weston defence.The second half proved to be a lot more open as the lack of match fitness began to show. Yate extended their lead through a well taken short corner, but Weston brought themselves back into the game with more possession and Hart was unfortunate not to score when his lob shot went just over the Yate crossbar. Jack Gadd had a good second half and began to win fouls on the left hand flank. Long's quickly taken free hit released Hart, but his shot was wide of the Yate goal.Yate continued to press and soon made it four as their higher work rate and better organisation gave them a deserved win. The Anchor award mysteriously went to Long.

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