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Preview - Dorking Wanderers (H) - Saturday 22nd February



Wealdstone return to the National League South promotion charge at The Vale on Saturday when they host play-off chasing Dorking Wanderers.


THE DETAILS


Wealdstone vs Dorking Wanderers

National League South

Grosvenor Vale, HA4 6JQ

Saturday 22nd February, 3:00pm kick-off


THE CONTEXT


Wealdstone are six points clear at the summit and have won their last four league games in a row, as well as claiming victories in their last eight home games. The Stones have only played one league game in February so far, while the chasing pack have all dropped points this month.


Dorking Wanderers have excelled in their debut National League South season, sitting a high sixth place and pushing for play-off contention. Their form has been inconsistent this month and will be hoping to bounce back from their midweek defeat at Oxford City.


TEAM NEWS


Full-backs Ryan Sellers and George McLennan and midfielder Kavan Cotter are not available for selection. Moses Emmanuel has recovered from the knock he picked up against Billericay Town two weeks ago.


FORM GUIDE


Wealdstone:

Billericay Town (H) 3-0 (Emmanuel, Lafayette 2)

Bath City (H) 7-0 (Clifford, Emmanuel, Stevens, Lewis 2, Green, Phillips)

Havant & Waterlooville (A) 2-4 (Efete, Emmanuel 2, Green)

Welling United (H) 1-0 (Efete)

Billericay Town (A) 3-1 (Okimo)


Dorking Wanderers:

Oxford City (A) 2-1 (McShane)

Chelmsford City (H) 2-0 (Gallagher, Buchanan)

AFC Flyde (H) 2-4 (McShane, Briggs)

Hungerford Town (A) 0-1 (Barham)

Bath City (H) 0-0


WHO TO WATCH FOR


Jack Barham: Striker Barham ran riot in the second half of the reverse fixture in Surrey, he provided the lifeline to Dorking after he chipped six-foot-five Norwich loanee goalkeeper Aston Oxborough. Barham has not scored in his last three games and will be looking to get on the score sheet at The Vale.


LAST TIME OUT


Wealdstone were pegged back by Dorking in the reverse fixture back in November at Meadowbank. A first half brace from Dejon Noel-Williams gave the leaders a cushion at half-time, before Jack Barham and James McShane bought the hosts level as the points were shared.


HEAD-TO-HEAD

Played – 1

Stones – 0

Draw – 1

Dorking Wanderers – 0


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