Match Preview

PREVIEW: Oxford City vs Weymouth

by: theterras

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Preview

Weymouth will be looking to get back to winning ways as they make the midweek trip to Court Place Farm on Tuesday evening for a clash with Oxford City. 

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides at Step 2 level, however, there is history with the fixture. Ourselves and The Hoops met on a number of occasions in the Southern League. The last two meetings between the two sides took place back in the 2011-12 season. The Terras won their home game and Oxford won their game on their patch. Things have moved on leaps and bounds for both clubs since them days. 

Oxford City come into the contest following a 3-0 defeat against much-fancied Havant & Waterlooville. The Hoops have picked up some more impressive results though, including a 2-1 win away at Bath City. Their only other win in the early stages of this campaign was a 3-2 home win against Hampton and Richmond. They currently sit on 8 points in 17th position in the Vanarama National League South table. 

The Terras will be frustrated by the last three games. Consecutive defeats against Chippenham and Wealdstone, followed by a frustrating afternoon at Tonbridge will mean that Mark Molesley’s men will be eager to put in a performance and get the three points ahead of a trip to Oxford. Despite the last three results, Weymouth sit 7th and in the Vanarama National League South play-off places (written before Chelmsford vs Billericay on Monday night). This is still a start that all Weymouth fans would have snapped arms off for, saying all that, they will be under no illusion that performances need to remain consistent to maintain their levels. Tuesday presents that opportunity to get right back into the winning groove.

Thoughts from the gaffer, Mark Molesley

 “We know for a fact that we have to reach our standards to win the game. We know that Oxford City are a well-established side. It’s on the plastic pitch and they have a certain way of playing, a good side. We need to turn up and show the standards that we have become used to.”

Season So Far

(Vanarama National League South before Monday nights fixture)

Oxford City

Weymouth

17th

Position

7th

8

Played

8

2

Won

3

2

Drawn

3

4

Lost

2

Our Opponents

Oxford City– @OxCityFC

Last Season: 12th

Key Man: Tarik Moore-Azille

Nickname: The Hoops

Home Kit: Blue and White 

Away Kit: Green

Manager: Mark Jones 

Court Place Farm Stadium Admission Prices

Adults £12

Concessions (Over 65, Students) £6

Children £2