‘We apologise to the fans, we have not been good enough’. That was the message from Weston number one Luke Purnell after Weston’s relegation from the National League South was confirmed, report The Westo, Worle & Somerset Mercury.

The Seagulls’ fate was sealed on Saturday as Hampton and Richmond Borough consigned the home side to a shocking 12th defeat at The Optima Stadium this season.

Assistant caretaker boss Purnell made no excuses after relegation was made certain, and hopes Weston ‘can put it right’ next term.

He said: “I’m frustrated as a player and I’m disappointed as a fan.

“It’s gutting, the lads in the changing room are gutted. There’s a lot of emotion, not a lot of us have been relegated before.

“I’ve never been relegated and I don’t know how you’re supposed to act. From the players, we apologise to the fans for the performances this year.

“They have not been good enough and there hasn’t been enough consistency. We appreciate that everyone has stuck with us this year, and hopefully we can put it right next year.”

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