Young nets four in cup encounter
Holders Weston strolled into the second round of the Somerset Premier Cup, thanks to four goals in seven minutes by striker Chris Young.
HOLDERS Weston strolled into the second round of the Somerset Premier Cup, thanks to this emphatic win over their Toolstation Premier League opponents.
Weston gave home debuts to loan signing from Stoke City, Manny Parry and Kayne McClaggon, recently signed from Bristol Rovers, and both gave impressive displays.
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Despite the scoreline, Street kept playing attractive one-touch football, but their finishing let them down badly.
Destroyer in chief was Chris Young who scored the first four Weston goals in the space of seven first-half minutes, which must be a record in the competition, let alone for the club.
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Both sides exchanged corners in the opening minutes and Young opened his account on nine minutes when he controlled Matt Pepperell’s pass on nine minutes and beat Street keeper Matt Haines from 15 yards.
A minute later Young struck again from Martin Slocombe’s pass and completed his hat-trick on 12 minutes when he was put through from midfield.
Ross Stearn’s curling effort was turned behind by Haines with a magnificent flying save on 15 minutes, but Young struck again a minute later from Dayle Grubb’s corner.
Jamie Price got into the scoring act on 29 minutes when he beat Haines from Pepperell’s pass.
Street pulled a goal back on 30 minutes when they were awarded a penalty and Steve Murray beat home keeper Lloyd Irish from the spot.
With the game all but won by half-time, Weston eased up in the second half, content to knock the ball about and despite Street showing more of an attacking force, their finishing let them down, never troubling Irish.
Weston increased their lead on 57 minutes when McClaggon was brought down and substitute Chas Hemmings converted from the penalty spot for his first goal for the club.
Goals: Young (9, 10, 12, 16), Price (29), Hemmings (57, penalty). Street, Murray (30, penalty).
Shots on target: Weston 8, Street 3.
Shots off target: Weston 5, Street 6.
Corners: Weston 10, Street 2.
Offside: Weston 1, Street 4.
Free kicks conceded: Weston 9, Street 15.
Referee: Mark Russell (Minehead). Excellent game
Weston squad: Irish, Price, Slocombe (Monks 57), Young (Ingram 52), Parry, Laird, Stearn (Hemmings 52), Kington, McLaggon, Grubb, Pepperell. Substitutes: Diallo, Trowbridge.