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Preview: All you need to know ahead of Wealdstone v Torquay United



The Details


Wealdstone FC vs Torquay United

Vanarama National League match

Grosvenor Vale

3pm kick-off, Saturday 13th September


Tickets


Tickets can be bought online HERE up until a few hours before kick-off! You can also pay on the day with prices set at..


£17 for adults

£12 for concession

£10 for 18-23 year olds

£7 for under-18’s.


The Bar


The bar will be open from midday, with Happy Hour between 1pm & 2pm and 6pm & 7pm.


There is a £1 OFF all pints and 3 for £10 on bottled lagers. There is also the chance to sample the food from the menu of our new award-winning carters, Dd's Diner.


The Context


Wealdstone will look to keep their unbeaten streak going when they face Torquay United at the Vale on Saturday. The Stones are unbeaten in six games thanks to a last-minute Jack Cook leveller against Maidstone United on Tuesday night. Stuart Maynard’s men have conceded the least goals in the division and have the in-form goalkeeper Sam Howes to thank for their excellent defensive efforts. Torquay travel to the Vale in 20th place in the National League, having only won two of their opening eight league games and will look to improve on a slow start to the season.


One to Watch


Torquay United forward Will Goodwin scored his second goal of the season in Torquay’s 4-1 defeat to Solihull Moors and won high praise from manager Gary Johnson who described his goal as a "great finish". Johnson also said that the Stoke City loanee "worked hard, very hard’" as Torquay looked to press Solihull. With Wealdstone primarily playing out from the back, the young forward could be one to look out for in Saturday’s fixture.


Did You Know?


Torquay United were formed by school leavers in 1899 and played their first ever match against Upton Cricket Club XI in a farmer’s field. Instead of having customary oranges at half-time, they held a picnic instead!


Form Guide


Stones:


Maidstone United (A) 1-1 D (Cook)

Woking (H) 1-1 D (Kretzschmar)

Yeovil Town (H) 0-0 D

Gateshead (A) 0-1 W (Browne)

FC Halifax (H) 1-0 W (Browne)


Torquay:


Solihull Moors (H) 1-4 L

Southend United (A) 1-2 W

Woking (H) 1-3 L

Maidstone (A) 1-0 L

Boreham Wood (H) 0-1 L


Head-to-head


Played – 7

Won – 1

Drawn – 2

Lost – 4


Last Five meetings


February 2022 – Wealdstone 1-1 Torquay (Mundle-Smith)

October 2021 – Torquay 5-0 Wealdstone

February 2021 – Torquay 1-1 Wealdstone (Mendy)

December 2020 – Wealdstone 1-2 Torquay (Parish)

March 2019 – Torquay 3-2 Wealdstone (Monaknana, Okimo)

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