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29 Jan 2011 SLP Weymouth 3-0 Halesowen Town PDF Print E-mail

Zamaretto League Premier Division – Saturday, 29th January 2011

Weymouth 3 Halesowen Town 0

Halesowen dropped to within a single point of the foot of the table after be outclassed by new-look and buoyant Weymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium.  Luke Adams, a 19-year old defender from Coventry City, joined the Halesowen ranks following the departure of Dallas Moore to St Neots Town, in the first home game in charge for new Weymouth manager Martyn Rogers - the former long serving manager of Tiverton Town.

The home side boasted five new signings and went for the jugular from the outset with Ben Gerring nodding high and Warren Byerley heading against the crossbar from Jamie Beasley’s 4th minute corner. Gerring was only thwarted by a fine stop from Halesowen goalkeeper Simon Flower as the hosts forced no less than eight corners and a sequence of crosses in the first half-hour against the Yeltz, who failed to win any corners in a bitterly disappointing display. Left-winger Beasley caused most of the problems by terrorising the visiting defence as the hosts dominated the battle of the bottom two. After more good work, Beasley crossed but Gerring scuffed his shot and Flower was able to turn the ball around the post.

The Terras eventually went ahead in the 39th minute when Beasley’s fine cross found debutant Charlie CLOUGH, on loan from Bristol Rovers, to head home at the far post.

Weymouth immediately piled on the pressure again at the start of the second half and Flower made another excellent save by scrambling the ball away to deny Scott Rogers. However, a second goal duly arrived when BYERLEY made it 2-0 in the 49th minute by collecting a forward ball and holding off Alex Roofe to swivel and curl home an 18-yard shot into the top right hand corner of the net.

The Yeltz became increasingly frustrated and Michael McGrath was lucky to receive just a yellow card for a foul on Rogers, which led to a mass melee, as the game entered a niggly phase with Jamie Hatch also cautioned for clattering into Adam Robinson.

Flower rushed off his line and was harshly judged to have pulled down Matt Groves after he raced into the penalty area allowing prolific marksman BYERLEY to gladly net his second goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 71st minute to wrap up the three points. Byerley set up Beasley again in the 78th minute, but Flower saved once more.

Halesowen never threatened a real effort on target but kept battling away in the latter stages with Rory Curtis heading a late free-kick over the bar. With Tiverton Town winning at seemingly doomed Windsor & Eton, it was an afternoon the Yeltz will want to forget and after conceding 27 goals in the last nine league games in a seven league game winless streak, a vast improvement in fortunes will be required to escape the drop.

Weymouth: Jordan; Tribe, Jacobs, Clough, Gerring, Rogers, Hatch, Wolleaston (R.Groves 85), M. Groves, Byerlry (Charles 82), Beasley (Halloran 82). Unused Subs: Oldring, Magookin.

Halesowen Town: Flower; Adams, Robinson, Roofe, Smith, McGrath, Davies, Walters, Kyeremeh (Montcheu 59), Curtis, Chilton. Unused Sub: Yousif.

Referee: S. Annis (Helston)

Attendance: 535

Booked: Rogers (34), Robinson (38), Beasley (59), McGrath (65), Gerring (65), Hatch (68)

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