Saturday 8th March..........Leo Hayward returned to Sports lineup today and snatched both goals in a 2-0 victory over Gillingham Town Reserves at Alvington. In a tight match Westlands just had that cutting edge and at the other end Sports keeper Luke Silcox had an outstanding game. Full match report to follow.
Friday 7th March..........Gillingham Town Reserves are the visitors to Alvington on saturday in a Dorset Senior League match. The visit of Gillingham always means a tough game and last season they did the double over us winning 3-1 at Alvington and then 3-0 at Hardings Lane towards the end of the season. Back in October we gained some revenge when we sneaked a 1-0 win at Hardings Lane with a Leo Hayward goal just after the break so now we need the home win to complete our double. We slipped up last week dropping two points to Blandford so a win is a must as its tight at the top of the table.
On sunday the under 18s are also at home with a fixture against Wimborne Town. We were held to a draw at their place earlier in the season but we are in a decent run at the moment and need the three points to stay in the title race. Remember both these games kick-off at 3.00 pm.
BACK TO WINNING WAYS
Monday 3rd March............our Under 18s got back on the winning trail yesterday with a good 4-1 victory away to Portland Town. It was a dreadful day, strong wind and heavy rain, but the lads put in a solid display and in the end ran out good winners. With the wind and rain behind us, DAN QUIRKE and GEORGE RUSSELL put us 2-0 up at the break after a scrappy 45 minutes. But in the second half, against the wind and rain, we played much better and CONNOR LINHAM scored a couple of good goals to seal the points. Full match report
GROUNDHOG DAY AT ALVINGTON
Saturday 1st March..........Westlands dropped two points in the race for the title when they could only draw 1-1 with lowly Blandford Utd Res at Alvington this afternoon. It was a repeat of our early season draw with them which also finished 1-1. As in the first game, Sports squandered good goalscoring chances in the first half turning round only 1-0 up from a LOUIS IRWIN header when it should have been 3 or 4. As before we then handed our opponents an easy equaliser with an OG and, despite constant pressure, we failed to find that crucial winning goal. Full match report