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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town (A)


THE DETAILS

Yeovil Town v Wealdstone

Vanarama National League

Huish Park

Monday 2nd May, 3:00pm kick-off


TICKETS

Admission prices for Monday's game in Somerset are £15 Adults, £12 Concessions (OAPs, aged 16-23 and serving armed forces), £5 U16s and £3 U12s. Tickets can be purchased online and on the day and you can get yours in advance by clicking HERE.


Wealdstone fans will be located in Block P of the Screwfix Community Stand, please ensure you purchase your ticket in the correct part of the Huish Park stadium.

THE CONTEXT

Huish Park is where Wealdstone's National League journey continued last season after a 30-plus year hiatus. Stones fans make their first trip to the Glovers' Huish Park after missing last seasons opener due to the COVID pandemic, making a first visit to Yeovil for Stones fans since the double-winning season of 1984/85, where a 2-0 win in September send the champions elect away with a valuable three points at Yeovil's intimidating former home The Huish.


TEAM NEWS

Ashley Charles returned to the squad on Saturday but didn't get off the bench in a 2-1 defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge. Stones will be without long-term absentee Andrew Eleftheriou and also keeper George Wickens who suffered a concussion in training last week, new loan signing Sam Howes will deputise after making his debut at the start of the weekend.


WHAT WAS SAID? Stuart Maynard: "They're a side with lots of pace all over the pitch, myself and Matty [Saunders] will start looking at them over the weekend and come up with a game plan for Monday and plan for the game. Charlie Lee has come in and took temporary charge for them and picked up some really positive results, so we need to assess and see if they're playing in the same shape they were playing in, with the same personnel or whether he's tweaked them or not."


FORM GUIDE

Stones:

Dagenham & Redbridge (H) 1-2 L (Umerah)

Altrincham (A) 4-2 L (Cooper, Umerah)

Boreham Wood (H) 2-0 W (Henry, Umerah)

Southend United (A) 0-1 W (Browne)

Chesterfield (H) 1-2 L (Umerah)


Yeovil Town:

FC Halifax Town (A) 1-0 L Stockport County (H) 2-1 W (Knowles, Neufville)

Weymouth (A) 0-0 D

Aldershot Town (H) 0-2 L

King's Lynn Town (A) 2-2 D (Gorman, Wakefield)


WHO TO WATCH FOR?

Luke Wilkinson: The Yeovil skipper has shored up the Glovers back line this season making them a tougher outfit to beat compared to last term. The 31-year old has bags of EFL experience, notching up over 200 appearances at Dagenham & Redbridge, Luton Town and Stevenage. Wilkinson was named Glovers captain this season following the tragic passing of last season's skipper Lee Collins.


HEAD-TO-HEAD

Played - 25

Won - 9

Drawn - 7

Lost - 9


LAST FIVE MEETINGS

Feb 2022 - Stones 2-0 Yeovil Town - (Umerah, Tavares)

May 2021 - Stones 0-2 Yeovil Town

Oct 2020 - Yeovil Town 2-2 Stones - (Emmanuel, Phillips) Mar 1989 - Stones 1-4 Yeovil Town - (Lynch)

Mar 1985 - Stones 0-3 Yeovil Town


Preview by Chris Woods

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