Match Summary: Weston-Super-Mare v Hartley Wintney
Post by KOB - 05-12-2022, 13:44
Weston-Super-Mare v Hartley Wintney, Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South. Saturday 3rd December 2022
Summary by David Graham
The Seagulls from Weston Super Mare remain perched at the top of the league after a comfortable win over luckless Hartley Wintney.
Weston started strongly and after 13 minutes went ahead. A free-kick on the left edge of the Row area saw DAYLE GRUBB curl a shot around the wall and the ball found the corner of the net. (1-0)
Hartley responded well and had a chance when newcomer to the squad, Jonny Efedje, crossed to Paul Hodges, who shot over.
The Row then had a strong penalty appeal turned down after Kingsley Eshun appeared to have been fouled in the penalty area.
The Seagulls doubled the lead on 33 minutes. A cross from Jordan Bastin was not fully cleared by the Row defence and JAMES DODD fired home a shot from 25 yards. (2-0)
Two minutes before the break, the Seagulls pecked their way to a third goal. A ball played into the Hartley area caught the attention of the eagle-eyed referee when he spotted a tug on a home player and awarded a penalty kick. DAYLE GRUBB stepped up and converted the award. (3-0)
HALF TIME: WESTON SUPER MARE 3 HARTLEY WINTNEY 0
Weston continued in the ascendancy in the second period, but were to record just one more goal.
DAYLE GRUBB was still hungry for a goal in order to complete his hat-trick. On 68 minutes he fashioned a chance for himself from distance, and his parting shot from around 25 yards found the corner of the net. (4-0)
During the second period, Row 'keeper, Damian Niemczycki, pulled off several good stops, in particular from Marlon Jackson and a free-kick from Lloyd Humphries.
The Row rallied towards the end in search of a consolation goal, but were unable to create a meaningful chance. The Seagulls, with their belly full, were content to play out the remaining time in order to preserve a clean sheet. [D Graham]
FULL TIME: WESTON SUPER MARE 4 HARTLEY WINTNEY 0
WESTON SUPER MARE: Max Harris, Jason Pope, Scott Laird, Jacob Jagger-Cane, Lloyd Humphries, Sam Avery, James Dodd, Marlon Jackson, Dayle Grubb, Jordan Bastin, Reuben Reid.
Subs: Jay Murray (used), Elis Watts (used), Noah Coppin (used), Alfie Moulden, Luke Purnell
HARTLEY WINTNEY: Damian Niemczycki, Tom Leggett, Louie Paget, Jayden Hutchings, Matt Drage, Toby Nevile, Jonny Efedje, George Spiers, Anis Nuur, Kingsley Eshun, Paul Hodges.
Subs: Benjamin Purcell, Reese Jones, Jake Rumble, Shamar Moore, Lewis Hoy (g/k)
Hartley Man of the Match: MATT DRAGE