Saturday, September 30, 2023

Weston are Super, Thurrock have the Mare

Thurrock 0 v 3  Weston-S-Mare 

Bill Robinson reports from Ship Lane …….

Its looking to be another uphill struggle for Thurrock this year as they slumped to their second home defeat in a week.

Weston looked quicker and seemed to read the game better and took control from the start, yet in the second minute a defensive error put Lee Boylan in front of goal with keeper to beat but his blasted his volley high over the bar.

Weston had the greater possession and took the lead in the 21st minute when they broke wide on the right with Ben Hunt who swung in a low cross to find Kane Ingram at the far post in space and time to blast the ball home.

Two minutes later Ingram added a second in similar fashion this time Chris Young was the provider of the cross, Holloway saved the first shot but as the ball rolled out to Ingram he once again blasted the ball home.

HT 0-2

The second half started with Manager Robbie Garvey making two changes, replacing Joe Bruce at right back with Rickie Hayles and Ben Bowditch in midfield with Dee Okojie.

The changes seemed to stem the flow but only containing rather than started to reduce the deficit.

Thurrock tried to get back into the game but Weston had grown in confidence and pushed the ball around at will, they also slowed the game down at every opportunity with so called injuries.

In the 76th minute Weston sealed the win and their first points of the season with a fine goal coming from a free kick sent deep into the Thurrock box were both Chris Young and Mike Mackay had room and time which allowed Mackay to side foot home number three.

Next up for Thurrock is another difficult task away at Maidenhead on Tuesday night.

Thurrock: Craig Holloway, Joe Bruce, Kurt Robinson, Dave Partridge, James White, Glenn Poole, Dean Cracknell, Paul Terry, Ben Bowditch, Lee Boylan, Rocky Baptiste.

Subs: Dee Okoije, Tom Forecast, Rickie Hayles, Reece Morgan, Reece Harris.


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