Match Preview – Wealdstone vs Maidstone – The Vale Sat 21st – Game On!
The hosts are in the middle of a truly blistering run of form that has seen them take 22 points out of the last 24 available, including victories away to three of the top six teams, and they sit two points off the top with two games in hand.
Their opponent’s lie just three places back, six points comfortably inside the play-off positions and also with games to play on sides around them. United’s two league defeats all season is bettered only by Wealdstone themselves.
This will in fact be the fourth meeting between these two teams already this campaign, and after a score-draw in the season opener and Maidstone’s FA Trophy triumph courtesy of a replay, Gordon Bartlett’s Stones are nothing if not due a win against their
Wealdstone recorded back-to-back away victories when they ran out 3-1 winners at Bognor Regis Town last weekend. Goals from Glen Little, Tom Pett and Johnny Wright sealed the points to move them ever closer to the summit of the Ryman Premier League.
Gordon Bartlett should mostly have a full squad to select from with Jonathan North returned and James Hammond will have served his suspension, but, Scott McCubbin, who made a surprise come back last weekend could be an injury doubt.
United have a number of injury concerns ahead of the game, with Steve Hill, Jerome Sobers, Michael Phillips, Orlando Smith and Rory Hill all currently occupying the treatment room.
With just five points separating the top five teams, this is an immensely significant fixture for both of these clubs. Wealdstone are simply flying;
By Matt Desai