Concord Rangers vs Weston-Super-Mare

National League South
November 1, 2014
Score: 2 - 0

Match Report

CONCORD condemned their visitors from Somerset to the relegation places with this comprehensive win, writes Jack Smith.

Goals either side of half time handed the Beachboys all three points ahead of their historic FA Cup first round tie at Mansfield Town next week.

Steve Cawley is certainly a man in form and he showed his intent within seconds of the start when his powerful strike drew a top class save from Luke Purnell.

Cawley came close on two occasions to giving his side the lead, first with a tame headed effort when well placed which Purnell was equal to.

The second was a glorious chance which he headed inches over the top from a quality Sam Collins cross.

The Beachboys took a richly deserved lead on the stroke of half time when Tony Stokes flicked in strike partner Cawley, who composed himself before stroking the ball perfectly into the top left hand corner.

Weston looked lethargic and struggled to cope with the pace of Concord’s play and it showed as the lead was doubled.

A delicate cross from Cawley to the back post found the perfectly timed run of Collins and he powered the ball into the roof of the net – much to the delight of the strong home crowd.

The hosts almost found a third goal late on with Jeremy Walker cruelly denied by a fortuitous save from Purnell.

And Cawley was denied his second goal when he struck a thunderbolt into the top left corner – only to be controversially ruled offside by the linesman.

STAR MAN: Steve Cawley (Concord Rangers).

Concord: Hazlett, Walker, Glozier, Woodyard, Lampe, Fry, Cawley, White, Gardner (Alexander 59), Collins (Miles 83), Stokes (c) (Chiedozie 70). Subs: King, Alexander, Miles, Ogilvie, Chiedozie

Weston: Purnell, Mafuta, Llewellyn (Monelle 68), Brown, Jordan (c), Fortune, McClennan, Cane, Lucas, Grubb (Ash 70), Fiddes (Edge 57). Subs: Ash, Edge, Bath, Camper, Monelle.


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