Hayes & Yeading United

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Match Report


Hayes & Yeading Utd 0
Weston-super-Mare 1

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Hayes & Yeading fell to a single goal defeat at home to league leaders Weston-super-Mare on Saturday with the visitors aided by a somewhat controversial red card for United’s Taylor Miles.

This game was to see United fail to score in consecutive games for the first time since November 2018 although with virtually another starting XI sitting in the stand due to injury it shows the problems the gaffer is having at the moment with little chance of fielding what would be his first choice XI.

The game was very slow starting and we were midway through the first half before anything of note happened around the goal areas, on this occasion Weston skipper Dayle Grubb floated a free-kick into the United area, ‘keeper Ryan Hall partially punched away but only as far as James Dodd however his strike was well defended by debutant Junior Paiva.

Two minutes later play switched ends as Alfie Williams played in a corner kick that was met at the far post by Moses Emmanuel but his header struck a defender en route to goal and the danger was cleared away quickly by the visitors defence.

On 35 minutes Sanmi Odelusi was dispossessed in the centre of the field by Dodd who fed Reuben Reid, he in turn found Jordan Bastin but his shot was well blocked by a sliding recovery challenge from Odelusi who had tracked back well after losing the ball.

A minute later a meeting of bodies in the centre of the field saw what appeared to be a 50/50 challenge for the ball, albeit from a distance, result in referee Bryan showing a straight red card to United’s Taylor Miles and for the third time in ten games United found themselves with ten men.

Despite the numerical advantage for the visitors only one attack of note came before the break, Dodd ran at the United box before sliding the ball to Bastin who blazed over from 15 yards and the half closed out scoreless.

A tactical change at half-time for United saw the lively Bruno Tavares replace the experienced Emmanuel in the United attack and it was Tavares who forced a first save out of Weston ‘keeper Max Harris, the striker’s free-kick from just over 20 yards being well watched and subsequently tipped over.

Three minutes later the visitors struck what was to be the killer blow. Jay Murray and Bastin played a neat interchange on the right side with Murray firing the ball across the box to Grubb who placed his first time shot firmly into the corner of the United net.

United pressed soon after with Ezra Ikebuasi crossing to Adam Liddle but the cross was a tad too high and the strikers’ header flew wide of the upright.

The final twenty minutes saw the visitors see lots of the ball as you would expect with an extra man however United’s goal, or Weston’s for that matter, saw much of a threat that the scoreline would change.

The impressive Bastin pulled the ball back to Lloyd Humphries but his shot was too high from 20 yards and Bastin then collected a pass in the left channel and cut inside before across the face of Hall’s goal and wide of the far post.

With ten minutes remaining a chance for United to grab a surprise equaliser came when Cameron Black met a Williams centre but his header was just too high to test Harris.

The final effort at goal came a few minutes from time when Grubb tried his luck from distance but Hall was able to secure his effort at the second attempt and the points were soon travelling back west with the visitors.

Report by Kevin Watts.

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Hayes & Yeading United
Ryan Hall
Half-Time: 0 - 0

Full-Time: 0 - 1

Referee: Mr S Bryan

Attendance: 246


Hayes & Yeading United:

Grubb (55)

Max Harris
Ezra Ikebuasi Kieran Thomas
Junior Paiva Will Tunnicliff
Sanmi Odelusi Jacob Cane
Charlie Wassmer © Lloyd Humphries
Cameron Black Sam Avery
Amos Nasha Reuben Reid
Alfie Williams James Dodd
Moses Emmanuel Marlon Jackson
Adam Liddle © Dayle Grubb
Taylor Miles Jordan Bastin
Paul Field Jay Murray (for Thomas, 7)
Toby Gould Elis Watts (for Reid, 66)
Mo Bettamer (for Liddle, 81) Luke Purnell
Bruno Tavares (for Emmanuel, 46) Scott Laird (for Tunnicliff, 81)
Hassan Jalloh (for Odelusi, 66) Ben Griffith
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