Wealdstone v Weymouth - Match Preview
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
THE DETAILS Wealdstone v Weymouth National League Grosvenor Vale Saturday 12th December, 3:00pm kick-off HOW TO WATCH This fixture is open to home fans only, with a reduced capacity in line with COVID guidelines. You can purchase your ticket HERE for £15 Adults, £10 Concessions and £6 U18s. Season tickets are valid for this fixture. This game is all-ticket and no tickets can be purchased on the day of the game. We are still streaming this fixture live for those who can't attend, and you can purchase your streaming pass HERE.
If you are a season ticket holder and cannot attend the game for whatever reason, please let the club know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can allocate your ticket for general sale, you will still have free access to our streaming service. THE CONTEXT Both sides played out a thrilling 4-3 fixture when they met in the National League South last season, with the Stones coming out on top in Dorset. Since promotion, Weymouth lost manager Mark Molesley to Southend United, appointing former Wales international Brian Stock as manager. They've found a challenging return to National League football, currently sitting in 22nd position after a 3-2 home defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday night, despite taking the lead. TEAM NEWS Wealdstone were down to the bare sixteen on Saturday against Barnet with Connor Stevens, Ross Lafayette, Dan Wishart, Danny Parish, Jacob Mendy and Moses Emmanuel all missing with injuries. Danny Green also left the field injured in the 0-0 draw in HA8. Stuart Moore picked up a facial injury in the game too but continued and is set to be between the sticks again this weekend. FORM GUIDE Stones: Barnet (A) 0-0 D Torquay United (H) 1-2 L (Parish) Notts County (A) 3-0 L Sutton United (H) 3-3 D (Lafayette 2, Mendy) Eastleigh (A) 2-0 L Weymouth: Dagenham & Redbridge (H) 2-3 L (McQuoid, McCarthy) FC Halifax Town (H) 1-5 L (McQuoid) Chesterfield (H) 1-2 L (Shields) Stockport County (A) 1-2 W (Brooks, Whelan) Bromley (A) 3-2 L (Wakefield, Whelan)
WHAT WAS SAID Dean Brennan: "We can't wait, we're really looking forward to it. From our point of view we have to get on the front foot right away, maybe have a few players back, see if we can recruit some new players and make sure we give our supporters something to cheer about." WHO TO WATCH FOR Sean Shields: The 28-year old left winger has a wealth of non-league experience, where he enjoyed prolonged spells at St Albans City and Ebbsfleet United but has played for 12 clubs in total. Whilst at the Fleet he won the National League South title and made the National League play-offs just a season later, making over 130 appearances for the Fleet in his six-year stay. He spent last season on loan at Notts County, joining Weymouth in October of this year and his experience will be invaluable as they make their return to the National League. HEAD-TO-HEAD Played - 41 Won - 18 Drawn - 6 Lost - 17 LAST FIVE MEETINGS: Aug 2019 - Weymouth 3-4 Stones (Lewis, Lafayette 3) Dec 2007 - Stones 0-1 Weymouth Apr 1995 - Stones 4-1 Weymouth (Brathwaite, Hudson, Brown, Brindou) Nov 1994 - Weymouth 5-1 Stones (Quail) May 1994 - Weymouth 1-3 Stones (Drummy, Schwartz, Hedge)
MATCH & BALL SPONSOR: We would like to thank sponsors Rolfe East and Peter Jones for their match and ball sponsor of Saturday's fixture.
Preview by Chris Woods