PREVIEW | Maidenhead United (H)
Wealdstone v Maidenhead United
Vanarama National League
Tuesday 15th February, 7:45pm kick-off
Tickets for Tuesday night's National League fixture are £15 Adults, £10 Concessions, £8* 18-23 years old and £5 U18s. The 18-23 next generation offer is online only, you can purchase your tickets in advance by clicking HERE and avoid the matchday turnstile queues.
Tickets purchased from our February bundle offer that included last week's game against Yeovil Town and this one remain valid.
There will be no segregation on Tuesday evening.
As they say in showbiz, 'the show must go on' and fresh off a derby day win that will live long in the memory, Wealdstone have a quick turnaround of games as they host Maidenhead United in a rearranged fixture at Grosvenor Vale. The visiting Magpies come off the back of a 10-day lay-off after their fixture on Saturday was called off due to their opponents progression in the FA Trophy. Maidenhead hit an upturn in form in January beating promotion-chasing Chesterfield and FC Halifax Town at York Road and then picking up a last gasp draw away to Wrexham. The gap without fixtures has seen them drop to 20th in the table but they have a number of games on the teams in and around them, including the Stones.
Ira Jackson missed Saturday's win over Barnet after picking up a knock in last week's midweek win over Yeovil Town. Nikola Tavares was replaced late on in Saturday's match as a precaution for what looked like a groin injury. David Sesay and Rhys Browne got more minutes under their belts on both Saturday and a midweek friendly defeat to Hampton & Richmond Borough. Andrew Eleftheriou remains out injured.
WHAT WAS SAID?
Stuart Maynard: "We've just got to keep picking points up as I've said it all along, we've got our points target it's down to us to keep getting these points now. The crazy thing is this season I don't think we've been in bad form, I think the most we've gone without winning a league game is five games, in this league that's not bad form. If you look at other teams form in the league you'll see some have lost seven or eight on the bounce which goes from the top half to the bottom half of the league.
"We've gone under the radar all season, we haven't gone and won five, six, seven games on the bounce which then gets highlighted, we've just slowly ticked along and that's what you've got to do, we don't need to be in the lights. We've got to keep ticking along and picking up points and that's it."
Barnet (A) 1-3 W (Ferguson, Umerah, Mundle-Smith)
Yeovil Town (H) 2-1 W (Umerah, Tavares)
Grimsby Town (A) 2-1 L (Mascoll)
Notts County (H) 0-0 D
Woking (A) 2-0 L
Eastleigh (H) 2-2 D (Adams, Smith) Wrexham (A) 1-1 D (McCoulsky)
Stockport County (A) 3-0 L
FC Halifax Town (H) 1-0 W (Kelly) Chesterfield (H) 3-2 W (Kelly 2, Sparkes)
WHO TO WATCH FOR?
Josh Kelly: One of Maidenhead's 'own', Kelly broke through the youth system at the Magpies making a goalscoring debut against Marlow aged just 18. He has established himself as a first team regular this season at National League level and it's been no coincidence that the club's upturn in form after the New Year brought four goals for the forward in January.
Played - 52
Won - 14
Drawn - 9
Lost - 29
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Apr 2021 - Stones 0-6 Maidenhead United
Dec 2020 - Maidenhead United 4-0 Stones
Oct 2019 - Stones 0-2 Maidenhead United
Oct 2019 - Maidenhead United 1-1 Stones - (Lafayette)
Jul 2018 - Stones 0-0 Maidenhead United
Tomorrow night's match sponsors are Osmo UK and Rolfe East, we thank them both for their continued support of the club, and we also thank our ball sponsors 'In memory of Roy Couch' and Mike Pullin & Graham Clark, we hope you all enjoy the hospitality on Tuesday evening.
Preview by Chris Woods