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League Review

       It’s advantage Weston-super-Mare in the Pitching In Southern League Premier
       Division South after Saturday’s results. The Seagulls beat Dorchester Town 3-1
       at the Optima Stadium, whilst second-placed Truro City were beaten 3-2 at sixth-
       placed Swindon Supermarine. And with third-placed Chesham United being
       held to a 2-2 draw at The Meadow by struggling Harrow Borough, Weston’s lead
       at the top is now five points.
       A crowd of 826 saw Weston take an early 8th minute lead when recent signing Olly
       Mehew played a one-two with Marlon Jackson before firing past Ryan Hall in the
       Dorchester goal. The Seagulls doubled their lead in the 28th minute when a Jay
       Murray  cross  was converted by  Jackson  from  close  range.  Six  minutes  into  the
       second half, the Magpies got themselves back in the game when Jordan Ngalo’s
       initial effort was parried by Weston `keeper Luke Purnell but the ball fell straight
       to Harvey Bradbury who had the simple task of tapping home from close in. But
       Scott  Bartlett’s  side  secured  the  points  in  the  72nd  minute  when  Scott  Laird’s
       powerful drive from 25 yards was pushed away by Hall, but the ball falls to Mehew
       and he netted the rebound for his second of the afternoon.
       At the Webbswood Stadium, Swindon Supermarine moved into sixth place after
       a hard-earned 3-2 win against Truro in an excellent game. It was ‘Marine who
       drew first blood after just 6 minutes when top scorer Harry Williams reacted first
       to a blocked by Truro ‘keeper James Hamon to slot home from close range. The
       hosts held that one-goal advantage at the break, but then came three goals in 7
       minutes  just after  the  hour-mark. Firstly,  Supermarine  doubled  their  lead when
       James Harding sees a deflected shot beat Hamon. Five minutes later, Truro pulled
       one  back when  Dan  Sullivan  crossed  for  Tyler  Harvey  who  controlled  and  fired
       home. Less  than a minute later, Truro equalised when new signing Yassine En-
       Neyah slotted home with a debut goal. Moments late Sullivan forced ‘Marine keeper
       Josh Gould into a fine stop. And that proved vital as the home side made it 3-2 in
       the 79th minute when Sam Turl’s header back across goal was met by Harding who
       fired past Hamon.
       A crowd of 509 saw Chesham held by a Harrow side who moved a point clear of
       fourth-bottom Yate Town as a result. It was the visitors who took a 35th minute
       lead when Anointed Chukwu collided by Chesham `keeper Sam Beasant but the
       ball  dribbled  in  off  a  post.  Harrow  held  that  advantage  until  the  break,  but  7
       minutes after the restart, the Generals were level when, following good work by
       Zak  Joseph,  Tobias  Braney’s  fierce  effort  gave  Jacob  Knightbridge  no  chance.
       Harrow restored their lead on 66 minutes with a fine George Moore effort that saw
       Beasant  beaten  at  his  far  post.  Shortly  afterwards,  Chesham  had  as  golden
       opportunity  to  equalise  when  Jordan  Gibbons  was  brought  down  in  the  area.
       However,  Karl  Oliyide’s  resulting  penalty  was  fired  over  the  bar.  Oliyide  made
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