Stones return to league action on Saturday as relegation-threatened Weston-super-Mare visit The Vale signalling the start of a double-header as the sides prepare to meet twice in 8-days.
Arguably part-two of the instalment will be seen as the more exciting – a trip to face the Seagulls just two-weeks prior to Christmas in the FA Trophy has generated significant interest since the draw was announced on Monday; seats on the cut-price £5 supporters’ coach, subsidised by the generosity of the Wealdstone board, have been snapped up without much hesitation.
However, that’s for next week.
Trophy talk is academic this weekend in a fixture that must be viewed as a six-pointer. Last October the sides met at the Woodspring stadium with both locked in the bottom three as Wealdstone looked to recover from a St Albans slapping. That game, the first meeting between the sides in over a decade, was labelled as “must-win.”
And that’s what Wealdstone did.
Pacy winger Shaun Lucien signed from borough rivals, Harrow, and Dan Brown, previously at league rivals Maidenhead also signed to add steel to the midfield. The former had an instant impact, terrorising the Weston-Super-Mare defence as the Stones picked up their second league victory of the season with a hugely vital 2-1 away win (4 Oct). McGleish and Hamblin netting for the Stones.
The result was well received on the supporters’ forum too.
“Now that was better
Shaun Lucien was a big difference at last someone who can run at people and lay a pass too
Everyone did well today so well done to all
Oh Weston Super Mare do your fans ever make any noise ? what a sad quiet bunch of people
Oh and Mr Weston Super Mare Tannoy man you forgot to play music after our two goals, well if you did it was very quiet.
I think without us The Weston Super Mare Library may have been more noisy than the football ground today
Wealdstone Fans ahh it was like Cambridge Away revisited awesome in that stand second half.”
russpa, Sat 4 Oct 2014