City hit for six by Super Weston

City suffered a chastening evening at Twerton Park tonight as they were swept aside by a rampant Weston Super Mare side, the Seagulls running out winners by six goals to two. It was somewhat against the run of play when Grubb put the visitors ahead on 15 minutes with a neat finish, but from that moment City had little answer to Weston’s attacking verve. Their second goal, six minutes before the interval, had a note of controversy about it, Ollie Wright appearing to be fouled as he spilled Bastin’s corner across the line, but it was no less than Weston deserved. The momentum of the game could have shifted on 48 minutes only for Ewan Clark’s shot to crash against the bar and four minutes later Mannings crossed for Bastin to make it 3-0. On the hour mark Bastin sent Jackson clear to roll home a fourth goal before Mannings took advantage of a slip by substitute Jack Batten to make it 5-0. City finally got on the scoresheet in the 75th minute, Dan Hayfield sweeping home Clark’s cross, but Thomas restored Weston’s five-goal lead with four minutes left. City did have the final say when Cody Cooke headed home Jordan Thomas’ cross in the final minute but it couldn’t disguise a night to forget for the Romans.