Laird Pleased With Season So Far

The Seagulls claimed their 4th Blue Square South away win with a fantastic 2-1 win at Priory Lane against former Blue Square Premier opposition, Eastbourne Borough.

Manager Craig Laird was full of praise for his side after seeing them triumph in a tough match.

Goals either side of the break from Chris Young and in-form Dayle Grubb gave The Seagulls a comfortable lead after dominating long periods of play.

The game wasn’t to end without drama though, after Nabi Diallo picked up a red-card in injury time, with Johnson curling in the resulting free kick. But The Seagulls held on to keep them very much in the hunt for a end of season play-off spot.

Speaking after the game, a proud Craig Laird said, “It was one of the best results we’ve had since I’ve been at the club. Too many times we’ve either put in a good first half or a good second half, but we put two together today and got a great result.”

“The players have now set a standard that is expected of them, and it’s a high one!”

The win was The Seagulls 4th on the road this season, more than they have managed in a number of seasons previously.

Laird said, “I think our improved away form is down to everyone being wiser. Myself, Jon (Haile) and the players. The squad is getting stronger every week we play, and we’ve made some great acquisitions that add to our experience.”

The Seagulls sit 9th in the Blue Square South table, and are amongst a number of clubs hoping to press on into the Play-Offs in the New Year.

Laird said, “If we can still be Play-Off contenders going into the last couple of games of the season, it would be fantastic. To be where we are is a tremendous feat from everyone. We are on one of the lowest budgets in the division, and on the lowest budget of many Weston squads in recent years.”

“January will be a good bearing of where we will finish up. It won’t be the be all, end all, but we have a lot of home games that month and we’ll know a lot more at the end of January.”

Finally, Laird said, “We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, from Jon, the players, myself and everyone else at the club.”

Up next for The Seagulls is the home Boxing Day clash with Truro City at the Woodspring Stadium. 3pm Kick Off.

As always, we are delighted to publish this article with the permission of Weston-Super-Mare Football Club. You can follow the club on twitter, or visit their official site for more information.


About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

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