Report - Swindon Supermarine 0 – 1 Wealdstone
We picked up our second 1-0 away victory of pre-season on Saturday courtesy of Bradley Bubb’s second half header against Swindon Supermarine at the Webbswood Stadium.
There were further positives in terms of game time with Yado Mambo and Luke Williams each playing an hour after months out injured.
The game was played out on a lush playing surface with Supermarine boasting experienced forward Stuart Fleetwood up front making his debut.
And it was Fleetwood who almost opened the scoring moments into the game after he was played through on goal, but he opted to chip Jonathan North off the bouncing ball and it just went over.
Freddie Grant was thwarted by Kev Sawyer on 20 minutes after he was played in by Jeffrey Monakana; Mambo headed just wide from the resulting corner.
Both sides had an effort each just before half time. Josh Parsons swerved an effort just wide from the edge of the area and Bradley Hudson-Odoi hooked an effort wide inside the penalty area.
Bobby Wilkinson introduced all but one sub on the hour mark and it was one of those in Bubb who opened the scoring. Hudson-Odoi picked out Bubb with an inch-perfect cross and the striker nodded past Sawyer.
The hosts almost grabbed a late equaliser when Ryan Campbell capitalised on a Rhys Tyler mistake but he toe-poked it wide of the goal when clear through.
We are back in action at The Vale on Tuesday night when we host National League side Maidenhead United, kick-off 19:45. Reduced admission charges for this one at £8 Adults, £4 Concessions and £3 U18s.
WEALDSTONE: North (Wheeler 74), Tyler, Grant, Stevens (Demuria 60), Mambo (Wilson 60), Okimo, Monakana (Ahmidi 60), Poku, Pratt (Bubb 60), Williams (Clark 60), Hudson-Odoi.
By Chris Woods
Pics courtesy of JeffYoud Photography @jeffyoud23