The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH - By Sheri­dan Robins

THE MAN­AGER of the month curse hit We­ston boss Marc McGre­gor as his Seag­ulls side fell to their first de­feat in six matches against high­fly­ing Hamp­ton & Rich­mond Bor­ough.

It was the league’s top scorer Dayle Grubb who gave We­ston the lead after just five min­utes, net­ting his 14th goal of the sea­son.

Jar­rad Welch fed Grubb the ball and he made no mis­take with some neat foot­work and a clin­i­cal fin­ish into the top cor­ner.

The Seag­ulls had started on the front foot, but just six min­utes later Char­lie Wass­mer nod­ded home the equaliser. We­ston failed to stop an in­com­ing cross and their keeper Luke Pur­nell missed the ball, al­low­ing de­fender Wass­mer to make no mis­take with his header dur­ing an en­ter­tain­ing open­ing pe­riod.

After the goal, it was the vis­i­tors who looked the stronger side, but res­o­lute de­fend­ing meant they were lim­ited to half chances.

The sec­ond half started as a tight af­fair with nei­ther team test­ing the keeper, but the vis­i­tors looked more dan­ger­ous as the match wore on.

And their pres­sure fi­nally told from the penalty spot on 78 min­utes, when Max Kret­zschmar gave Pur­nell no chance when he fired home the spot-kick.

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