Stones looking to bounce back…

When we entertain another of the  Premier Division new boys, Whitehawk FC, this Saturday (1st September, 3pm KO) at The Vale.

Whitehawk is a suburb in the east of Brighton, part of the city of Brighton and Hove. The area is a large, modern housing estate built in a valley historically known as Whitehawk Bottom.

Following a period of sustained progress The Hawks completed a great league and cup double last season, finishing as Ryman Division One South champions and beating Crawley Down 2-1 in the Sussex Senior Cup. Saturday’s clash will be the first ever between the two sides who have virtually an identical record so far this season with two wins, a draw and one defeat.

So a very solid start at the higher level for the new boys and Stones will have to be on top form to match their capabilities. Wealdstone may still be without midfielder Alex Dyer and defender Tommy Brewer through injury, and centre half Sean Cronin will not be available for this match although he returns to the squad next week and should be available for selection for the FA Cup fixture.

The Hawks most well known player is highly experienced striker Scott McGleish,38, a prolific goalscorer for Barnet, Northampton, Wycombe among other pro clubs and, of course, started his career at Edgware Town FC.