Magic 10th win of the year for world’s only football team with ‘super’ in their name

By Josh Harris, Jill Dando News 

Weston-super-Mare secured their 10th win in the Non-league Premier with a comfortable 3-0 win over a struggling North Leigh side. 

The Somerset team are the world’s only side to have the word ‘super’ in their name. And this season they are exactly that, with their scintillating form shooting them to the top of the league. 

A brace from player-assistant manager Scott Laird and a long-range effort from defender Lloyd Humphries sealed the deal for manager Scott Bartlett’s high-flying seagulls. 

Weston kicked off in their usual all white strip with their visitors from North Leigh in all yellow. 

The home side were looking for a dynamic start – and they got what they wanted.   

The ‘seagull army’ erupted in celebration as defender Scott Laird nodded in from captain Dale Grubb’s in-swinging corner, to put Weston 1-0 up inside five minutes.  

The game was paused momentarily as North Leigh goalkeeper Adam North went down injured requiring medical attention. This seemed to fire up the Weston fans behind the goal who were enjoying watching their team move the ball around swiftly in the early stages.  


The players reacted to the atmosphere brilliantly with a moment of solo brilliance by another defender, Lloyd Humphries.  

Humphries got the Optima rocking once again as he sent a thunderbolt from 40 yards which flew over the keeper’s head to make it 2-0 before the 20-minute mark.  

About 35 minutes in, North Leigh started to enjoy their real spell of the match, moving the ball fluently and stringing passes together.  

Despite this, they failed to test Weston goalkeeper Luke Purnell. This spell lasted no longer than five minutes though as Weston began to completely dominate and go went at half time comfortable 2-0 leaders. The seagulls were unlucky not to grab a third in  first-half stoppage time as Humphries tried his luck once more from outside the box but saw his effort whistle just over the keeper’s head.  

 The game stayed 2-0 until the 78th minute when deja-vu struck as defender Scott Laird grabbed his second of the night with a header from another one of Grubb’s in-swinging corners. 

At full time it finished 3-0. Weston never looked like conceding against a very poor North Leigh side, but that should take nothing away from Weston’s incredibly solid back line performance.  

Scott Laird was confirmed as man of the match, much to the delight of the near 800 fans in attendance at The Optima Stadium 

Weston-super-Mare was home to the BBC legend journalist Jill Dando – in whose memory young news reporters aged eight to 18 are writing good news stories from around the town. 

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