Reversed Preview - Braintree Town (A) - Saturday 10th August 2019
Wealdstone FC will still be covering a game against Braintree Town on Saturday. We will be offering full coverage of the reverse fixture from August at Cressing Road Stadium.
Braintree Town vs Wealdstone
National League South
Saturday 10th August 2019, 3pm kick-off
Follow the coverage on our official Twitter feed from 2pm on Saturday 21st March, we will be match tweeting as well as broadcasting the full 90 minutes of the reverse fixture from 3pm in real time.
Wealdstone will look to bounce back after their first defeat of the season at Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday night. The Stones impressed on the opening day when they defeated play-off hopefuls Dartford by a three-goal margin at The Vale and will look to emulate that again at Cressing Road.
Braintree have not continued their good form at the back-end of last season and have not had a positive return to life in the sixth division. After relegation from the National League last season, they will look to bounce back with a win after two defeats in their first two games against Bath City and Billericay Town.
Sanchez Watt was substituted due to injury just before the hour-mark at Champion Hill on Tuesday night and Dennon Lewis made an impact from the bench when he almost forced an equaliser in the second half. Lewis also impressed as a substitute at Dartford and could begin from the start at Cressing Road.
Billericay Town (H) 2-3 (Richardson 2)
Bath City (A) 2-0
Leyton Orient (A) 0-0
Dagenham & Redbridge (H) 2-0 (Cerulli, Sagaf)
Maidstone United (A) 0-2 (Sagaf, Henry)
Dulwich Hamlet (A) 1-0
Dartford (H) 4-1 (Lafayette 2, Own Goal, Stevens)
Woking (A) 3-2 (Grant, Stevens)
Bath City (A) 1-3 (Sheppard, Monakana, Pratt)
Hemel Hempstead (H) 2-1 (Grant, Sheppard)
WHO TO WATCH FOR
Tom Richardson: 25-year-old forward Richardson joined Braintree this summer and was one of Glen Driver’s first signings at Cressing Road. He impressed for Aveley in-front of goal last season and after netting a brace against Billericay Town on Tuesday, Richardson will hope to continue that scoring form against the Stones.
LAST TIME OUT
Matty Whichelow and Danny Green clawed the Stones back from two goals behind at Cressing Road back in March 2018. Stones goalkeeper Jonathan North was on-hand to make multiple saves before Luke Allen and Billy Crook gave the hosts a two-goal cushion at the break.
Whichelow netted a screamer just before the hour-mark and Green’s penalty minutes later completed the comeback as the Stones looked forward to their FA Trophy semi-final tie against Brackley Town after salvaging a point on the road.
Played – 25
Braintree Town – 11
Draw – 6
Stones – 8
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
March 2018: Braintree Town 2-2 Stones (Whichelow, Green)
December 2017: Stones 3-1 Braintree Town (Olomowewe, Fitchett, Green)
August 2014: Stones 0-1 Braintree Town
July 2012: Stones 1-1 Braintree Town (Dyer)
March 2006: Braintree Town 2-0 Stones
Preview by Dec O’Reilly