Blue Square Bet
Published 30th August 2012
.....Seagulls propping up the Blue Square Bet South table.
After three losses and a draw, Weston sit at the bottom of the table and Laird has identified his side’s difficulties in front of goal as the team’s Achilles heel.
Weston’s first match of their Bank Holiday schedule was away at Eastleigh, but the Seagulls’ dismal display saw them crash 3-0 at the Silverlake Stadium.
On Bank Holiday Monday Weston suffered their third successive defeat, this time at home to Cornish side Truro City.
Despite a better performance, Weston’s fragile defence let them down, while at the other end they could muster only one meaningful effort on goal – Chas Hemmings drawing a good save from away keeper Tim Sandercombe.
After two matches in which his side failed to score, Laird admitted his side would have to take their chances in front of goal if they were to challenge at the right end of the table this season.
He said: “We were really disappointing against Eastleigh, but other than that we haven’t played too badly.
“We’re just not taking our chances. It’s not just the strikers but everyone, and someone needs to stand up and take the responsibility of knocking a few in.”
Despite his side’s profligacy Laird said he was not tempted to dip into the transfer market and was confident his current players would come good.
He continued: “We’re not panicking. Ten matches will be a better indication of where we are, but we just need to be sharper and results will come our way.”
Coach Rob Boyd has joined the club following assistant Jon Haile’s departure to Bristol City.
The former Bristol Rovers and Bath City player joins the Seagulls’ backroom staff from Shepton Mallet.