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Nationwide South
Saturday 14th August
Weston-s'-Mare 0 - 0 Hornchurch
  H/T 0 - 0
Att: 482

Match Highlights
Weston-Super-Mare   Hornchurch
McKeever - BOOKED 15  
McGregor - BOOKED 20  
McGregor - OFF
Kingston - ON
Jarman - BOOKED 31  
  37  SENT OFF - McCarthy
  37 OFF - Clark
ON - Stuart
Jenkins - BOOKED 47  
  55 BOOKED - Searle
  70 OFF - Caskey
ON - Martin
Robertson - OFF
Hunt - ON
  74 OFF - Wormull
ON - Taylor
French - OFF
Cherry - ON

This was our furthest away trip of the season and possibly the furthest the club has ever had to travel for an away league fixture. As if that wasn't enough to take in we had the undoubted honour of being the first club to face Weston-super-Mare at their new ground.

An above average crowd of 482 (based on last season's attendances) came to watch and saw an incident packed first half. Weston's Marc McGregor flashed a shot across goal from the edge of the area in the 3rd minute and we replied soon after when a Damon Searle cross from the byeline was deflected wide for a corner with Shaun Carey stooping to make contact on the six yard line. A well taken 25 yard free kick on 14 minutes from Weston's Lee Jarman went round the wall and brought a good save from Mark Westhead, and Jarman caused problems again 3 minutes later when his quickly taken free kick sent to the far post was struck firmly by McGregor but was deflected wide. Darren Caskey shot wide from the edge of the area on 20 minutes and 3 minutes later, with Weston temporarily down to 10 men, Danny Shipp was put through on goal, surged into the area and powered the ball against the bar.

An even clearer chance came 2 minutes later when Shipp, through on goal again, shot past the quickly advancing home guardian Tony Malessa but also past the post. Then came a blow for us on 37 minutes when Paul McCarthy was sent off for a late challenge. It was a straight red and opinions seem divided on whether the tackle was worthy of a dismissal, with the majority thinking it harsh. For a few minutes we seemed a little in disarray and Weston twice found the back of the net, but on both occasions offside flags discounted them. Thankfully our offside trap was still in order.

All was back in order for the second half and you perhaps would have been forgiven for forgetting that we had only ten men. A run and shot from Weston's Harrison Kingston flew just wide on 52 minutes but the half did not quite have the same tempo as the first. Another run and shot from Jonathan French with 10 minutes to go revived the home side's hopes but the introduction of Charlie Taylor only a few minutes before was to give the Weston defence a new problem.

Taylor sent in a curling effort from the corner of the area on 77 minutes which, with a little more power, may have been the beating of Malessa, and 6 minutes later Shipp had a shot from the edge of the which deflected over.  Taylor made himself a similar chance to his first from the opposite corner of the area in the closing minutes, this time beating Malessa but curling just wide.

The game ended in the Weston half shortly after Kirk Jackson narrowly failed to make contact from close range from a Tarkan Mustafa cross.

Video Highlights

- 3 mins. Weston's Marc McGregor flashes a shot wide (390KB))
- 4 mins. Damon Searle crosses but Shaun Carey is foiled by a defender (490KB)
- 14 mins. Mark Westhead makes a great save from a Lee Jarman free kick (430KB)
- 20 mins. A Darren Caskey shot goes just wide (430KB)
- 23 mins. Shipp through but hits the bar (395KB)
- 25 mins. Shipp through again - this time it's wide (450KB)
- 37 mins. The sending off incident (310KB)
- 38 mins. Weston find the net - but it's offside (360KB)
- 40 mins. Ditto - ditto (370KB)
- 52 mins. Mark Cherry shoots wide for the home side (270KB)
- 77 mins. Charlie Taylor with a curling shot (295KB)
- 79 mins. A Johnathan French run and shot - just wide (240KB)
- 83 mins. Danny Shipp's shot deflected after a good move (440KB)
- 88 mins. Charlie Taylor a bit closer this time (411KB)

Match Photos

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Tony Malesa
Andrew Robertson
Stephen Jenkins
Lee Jarman
Billy Clark
Matthew Rose
Jonathan French
Stuart Slater
David Gilroy
Marc McGregor
Mark McKeever
Paul Hunt
Adrian Mings
Mark Cherry
Richard Hodge
Harrison Kingston
Mark Westhead
Tarkan Mustafa
Damon Searle
Lee Matthews
Paul McCarthy
Shaun Carey
Simon Wormull
Darren Caskey
Kirk Jackson
Danny Shipp
Steve Clark
Jamie Stuart
John Martin
Lee Elam
Charlie Taylor
Ashley Bayes (GK)

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