PREVIEW | Weymouth (A)
Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Weymouth v Wealdstone
Vanarama National League
Bob Lucas Stadium
Saturday 23rd October, 3:00pm kick-off
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Both sides return to National League action this weekend after both exiting the FA Cup at the hands of league rivals. The Stones were beaten at home by Dagenham & Redbridge, whilst Weymouth took Yeovil Town to penalties in a midweek replay, but unfortunately crashed out in the shootout. Both sides will be looking to pick up form in the league too, with the Terras four straight defeats putting them into the relegation places, and Wealdstone without a win since an away victory at King's Lynn Town last month.
Ira Jackson returned from suspension in Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge, but the Stones will be without Dan Wishart and Danny Parish, both of whom left the club this week; Parish's move being permanent and Wishart joining Hemel Hempstead Town on a temporary basis. Charlie Barker and Rhys Browne did miss Saturday's FA Cup match through injury, but both could be in contention in the squad again. The Stones were also boosted by the return of captain Jerome Okimo, who picked up an assist in Saturday's defeat.
Stones: Dagenham & Redbridge (H) 1-2 L (Bird)
Eastleigh (H) 1-2 L (Umerah)
Solihull Moors (H) 0-0 D Torquay United (A) 5-0 L
King's Lynn Town (A) 0-1 W (Cooper)
Yeovil Town (H) 1-1 L (McQuoid) (Lost 1-2 on penalties)
Yeovil Town (A) 1-1 D (Bearwish)
FC Halifax Town (A) 2-0 L Bromley (A) 3-0 L Stockport County (H) 1-2 L (Shields)
WHO TO WATCH FOR?
Sean Shields: The experienced midfielder scored twice against the Stones in Weymouth's 4-0 win last season and has already hit the scorecharts this term with a goal in their 2-1 defeat against Stockport County. He has a wealth of National League experience having played for Notts County, Boreham Wood, Maidstone United, Rushden & Diamonds and lastly at Ebbsfleet United where he made over 100 appearances and also won the National League South title. Still only 29, he will be a key figure for the Terras throughout the season.
Played - 43
Won - 19
Drawn - 6
Lost - 18
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Mar 2021 - Weymouth 4-0 Stones
Dec 2020 - Stones 2-1 Weymouth (Lewis, Cawley)
Aug 2019 - Weymouth 3-4 Stones (Lewis, Lafayette 3)
Dec 2007 - Stones 0-1 Weymouth
Apr 1995 - Stones 4-1 Weymouth (Brathwaite, Hudson, Browne, Brindou)
Preview by Chris Woods