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Preview - Oxford City (H) - Saturday 7th September

Wealdstone welcome the Hoops to The Vale on Saturday afternoon, as they face Mark Jones' 17th placed side, Oxford City.​

Dean Brennan's team are flying high at the moment; currently topping the table in the National League South, having won eight out of their first nine matches. This Saturday, the Stones entertain Oxford City, keen to extend their winning streak, and remain in pole position. ​

League Leaders Wealdstone have made an outstanding start their 2019/2020 campaign; claiming 24 points out of a possible 27, including a plus 15 goal difference, having scored 24 goals and only conceded 9. They also boast an unbeaten home record this season, winning their last four consecutive matches at The Vale. ​

Man of the moment Ross Lafayette leads the Stones with a superb seven goals this season. Hotshot Jacob Mendy is close in pursuit, having netted five fantastic goals in his last seven appearances. While, in-form attacking duo, Danny Green and Dennon Lewis, have contributed extensively in the last month.

Brennan will be looking for his team to continue their winning ways. However, he will be slightly concerned defensively, having conceded seven goals in their last four matches. ​As a result, he will be looking for the Stones to illustrate the same character they have displayed in recent matches, while hoping they can improve their game management.

Oxford City return this season with Jones at the helm, having taken over management in May 2017, on a permanent basis. The Hoops will be looking to kick-start their season on Saturday, having only claimed nine points from their first nine matches, as they reside in 17th position. ​

Current top scorer for Oxford City this season is Tarik Moore-Azille, who has scored three times. He is closely followed by former Stone Stefan Brown, and Kyran Wiltshire, who have both netted twice. The key player for the Hoops will be Zac McEachran, who will bring an abundance of pace, quality, and skill to their attack. 

Last season, the Hoops convincingly won the head-to-head contest between the two sides - winning both the home and away fixtures, while maintaining two clean sheets in the process.​

The Stones will be boosted by the potential return of midfielder Connor Smith, who has missed the last four matches, having sustained an injury in Wealdstone's victory over Hemel Hempstead Town. However, they are still without left back Ryan Sellers, as he remains sidelined due to injury.​

Table toppers Wealdstone will aim to continue their impressive start to this season's campaign, while Oxford City will look to climb the table, away from near the relegation zone.​

Preview by Nicole Cho-Yee

Dean Brennan's pre-match quotes HERE

Full match details HERE


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