Weymouth travel to Biggleswade Town on Saturday afternoon as the promotion race in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier hots up.
The Terras have had an extended break following the 2-0 defeat away to Hereford after last weekend’s game at home to Slough Town was postponed. The Waders also saw their match away to Kings Langley postponed last weekend, their last match being a 1-0 victory at home to Redditch United on 24th February.
Weymouth go into the fixture in good form having won 5 games out of their last 6; Biggeswade Town have been in opposing form to the Terras having only picked up 2 victories in their last 6 league games, a run which includes 4 defeats.
Current Biggleswade Town manager Chris Nunn took over the club in November 2006 when the Waders looked certain to be heading towards relegation from the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division. Nunn quickly turned around Biggleswade Town‘s fortunes leading them to 2 promotions and has cemented their place in the Southern Premier with this being their 5th season in the league. Biggleswade Town finished 7th last season under Chris Nunn‘s stewardship.
A win could see Weymouth jump to 2nd if King’s Lynn Town fail to win at Hereford, although a defeat or a draw for the Terras could see them leapfrogged by Kettering Town if the Poppies win at Gosport Borough.
Elsewhere in the top 6 Slough Town are at home to 10th placed Frome Town while Chesham United host 13th placed Hitchin Town.
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Harry Baker is expected to return to a fully fit Weymouth squad.
News From The Terras
Speaking to theterras.com Mark Molesley said: “We are all looking forward to the game after being snowed off last week. It’s been a while but we want to put the game at Hereford behind us.
“It’ll be a tough game at Biggleswade, we know that. We have ten more cup finals left and I urge the supporters to keep getting behind us. I saw that money has been raised by supporters for the playing budget and this just goes to show what our supporters are all about.
“This week off has probably helped us in terms of our squad and getting players back to fitness and we should be going into Biggleswade fully fit.
“We had a few tired bodies in the last few games and to have recovery time has been useful. Obviously a fully fit squad means competition for places which is no bad thing.”
News From The Waders
Speaking to the Comet after Biggleswade Town’s 1-0 victory over Redditch United, manager Chris Nunn said: “It was a must win because I don’t think our performances have been that bad and we deserved the victory, I felt we were reasonably comfortable.
“We’re still missing good chances to get the second but thankfully it didn’t bite us on the bum.
“It was very cold but you feel a bit warmer when you’re winning.”
The Waders boss also admitted he feels his side have potential to climb up the table before the end of the season.
“We had two really good training sessions in the week. I asked my management team before the game whether they thought we’d had a good week and if we’d got a good response from the players, and we all agreed we had.
“We had pizza delivered after the game and we tried to just be together and build on something, build a team spirit and get back on track.
“We’ve got to make sure in the final games of the season we fulfil our potential and climb up the table, we’re capable.”
One to Watch
Jack Bowen scored the winner in Biggleswade Town’s last game against Redditch United, a performance which Waders manager Chris Nunn described as ‘outstanding’.
Speaking to CometSport, Waders boss Nunn said: “I thought he was outstanding, a constant threat. He worked his socks off.
“He started the season off really well for us and then got a really bad hamstring injury. He wasn’t showing the same form since returning but he took his goal really well on Saturday.
“With 10 minutes to go he’d given everything and I like that in players, I don’t like players to try to get to 90 minutes.”
The Stats Say
Weymouth have only won once at Langford Road since Biggleswade Town’s promotion to the Southern League Premier (W1 D1 L3), a 3-1 victory coming on the opening day of the 2016/17 season when Sam Jordan came off the bench and scored a brace to win it for the Terras. Of the team who played that day; Cooper, Brooks, Davis and Rodriguez are the only players still with the club.
In the 9 games between the two sides since 2013 there have been 31 goals, 16 to Weymouth and 15 to Biggleswade Town.
The Southern League Premier’s top-scorer Brandon Goodship has scored 8 goals in his last 8 games for Weymouth.
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Last Time We Met
The Terras go into this game unbeaten in their last 4 league games against Biggleswade Town. The previous meeting between the two sides this season took place at the Bob Lucas Stadium last November, where Molesley’s men took all 3 points in a 2-0 win, a day which saw the return of defender Stéphane Zubar.
Josh Wakefield opened the scoring with a great effort from outside of the box which flew into the corner. During the second half Baker secured victory for the Terras when his volley from inside the box looped over the goal and found its way into the bottom corner.
Terras: Travers, Cooper, Sa, Zubar (Down 78), Buckley, Carmichael, Davis, Wakefield (Hayter 67), Baker, Thomson, Baggie (Goodship 75). Subs not used: Boore, S Stewart.
Goals: Wakefield (33′), Baker (67′)
Biggleswade Town: Gooch, Walker, Perry, Fielding, Hicks, Hoyte, Kaziboni (Bailey 15), Hall, Bowen, Parker, Penfold (Brooks 82). Subs not used: Hill, Alexandrou.
Terras Man of the Match: Stéphane Zubar