PREVIEW | Weymouth (H)
THE DETAILS Wealdstone v Weymouth Vanarama National League Grosvenor Vale Saturday 12th March, 3:00pm kick-off
TICKETS Grosvenor Vale will be operating at a reduced capacity of 1,185 for Saturday's fixture with the clubhouse side of the ground closed due to the ongoing perimeter barrier works, this means that Saturday's game will be all-ticket with tickets having to be purchased in advance online. The game will not be segregated with the ticketing portal open to both home and away fans.
Tickets for Saturday's big National League fixture are £15 Adults, £10 Concessions, £8 18-23 years old and £5 U18s. You can purchase your tickets by clicking HERE and find a full update on spectator information for the game HERE.
If you are a season ticket holder and unable to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so your allocated place can be made available.
THE CONTEXT Fans are back in The Vale for another big six-pointer in the bottom half of the table. Both club's midweek results have left them in polar opposite positions in the relegation fight. Wealdstone's win over Maidenhead United pushed them 13 points clear of the visiting Weymouth who occupy the final relegation place, although Saturday will be a must-win for the Terras who were comfortably beaten 5-0 by Altrincham on Tuesday evening.
TEAM NEWS With only Andrew Eleftheriou out injured, the Stones have more or less a full squad to choose from for this weekend.
WHAT WAS SAID? Rhys Browne: "We need to go in with the same mentality we did for the Maidenhead game. We need to be ready to do the ugly side because we know we can do the pretty stuff of getting it down and playing football, so as long as we're prepared to do the ugly side and the nasty stuff then we should get what we deserve from a lot of games. The ugly side is probably what's let us down this season but once we can compete and put ourselves about we always give ourselves a chance, we've got a very good team here."
FORM GUIDE Stones: Maidenhead United (A) 0-2 W - (Cook, Browne)
Eastleigh (A) 4-1 L (Clayden)
Torquay United (H) 1-1 D - (Mundle-Smith)
Solihull Moors (A) 2-1 L - (Okimo) Wrexham (H) 1-2 L - (Browne)
Altrincham (A) 5-0 L FC Halifax Town (H) 0-2 L Yeovil Town (A) 1-1 D - (Shields) King's Lynn Town (A) 3-0 L Chesterfield (H) 1-1 D - (Rose)
WHO TO WATCH FOR? Ross Fitzsimons: The 27-year old keeper has featured in every game for the Terras so far this season and is often called upon by Weymouth's young squad, particularly this season. The keeper was deputy to Ben Hinchcliffe in the Stockport County goal last season and has also played National League football at Chesterfield, Braintree Town and Notts County, where he also played in the Football League for the Magpies.
HEAD-TO-HEAD Played - 44 Won - 19 Drawn - 7 Lost - 18
LAST FIVE MEETINGS Oct 2021 - Weymouth 1-1 Stones - (McAvoy) 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
SPONSORS Match sponsors are Harrow Windows and Gerard Cook, we thank them both for their generous sponsorship for this National League fixture. And we also thank our host of ball sponsors Mike & Val Weston, Jayden Garthwaite, Toby Jackson Lapels Badges and Councillors Douglas Mills & Sue O'Brien for their continued support of the club.
Preview by Chris Woods